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State of Hawaii Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "great people and great work life balance" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and opportunity at the state level" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay and everyone is paid whether they work well or not" (in 2 reviews)

  • "lots of red tape and not much support" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Extremely relaxed work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant III in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Accountant III in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Hawaii full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work environment for people who don't want a stressful job.

    Cons

    Became very boring and limited opportunity to make more money

    Advice to Management

    Doing great


  2. "Steady Work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Workload is always available.

    Cons

    Management is old school. Not progressive at all.

  3. "It is an interesting learning experience."

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker IV in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker IV in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of benefits. Vacation and sick leave. Holidays off. Weekends off. Evenings off.

    Cons

    Micro managing.. If you are a good worker, you get more work. While the ones who slack off, get away with it.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the ones who work well instead of constantly criticizing them. U might actually keep them instead of losing them.


  4. "Horrible work environment"

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    Former Employee - Dental Assistant in Lihue, HI
    Former Employee - Dental Assistant in Lihue, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Hawaii full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great patients and assistants.

    Cons

    Boss was very nitpicky and unfair. Alot of favoritism in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    If everyone were treated equally employees might stay dedicated to staying.


  5. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Kapolei, HI
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Kapolei, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits, the learning from doing your work, the cases are interesting.

    Cons

    No support, too much politics, and too many duties expected from one person

    Advice to Management

    Don't ignore your line staff when they say, their are too much duties expected of them. Also give positive feed back to your line staff so you can keep them.


  6. "Systems Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, and important for society

    Cons

    low pay, not competitive with private sector. Benefits do not make up for low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Legislature needs to make salaries more competitive with private sector.


  7. "chemist"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Chemist in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people and great work life balance

    Cons

    the salary is pretty low but that is the current rate

  8. "Technical specialist"

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    Current Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    stable, enjoyable, technical, flexible, convenient

    Cons

    short staffed, lack of training, job growth

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    21 vacation days & 21 sick days

    Cons

    moves slower than a turtle


  10. "Office assistant Iii"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Basic easy monotonous work for a low wage, as expected.

    Cons

    If management decides they don’t like you within the first three months of hiring you, they will start a campaign of sabotage and lies to give you the worst valuation possible at the six-month review. All the while, noticing increased hostility from most of the coworkers and staff. I was naïve as I did not want to make waves. I thought it would eventually blow over if I can my head down I did my job. Nope. I stayed to the end until I was fired.