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State of Hawaii Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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Linda Lingle
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Pros
  • Lots of vacation and sick leave (in 7 reviews)

  • Excellent sick leave benefits as well (in 10 reviews)

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

  • Layoffs are starting and patient care is suffering (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Extremely relaxed work life balance"

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    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. "chemist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation. some labs have newer instruments. good work environment.

    Cons

    low salary and slow increases in salary.

  3. "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.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to work if you want to make a difference. Great benefits and opportunity at the state level.

    Cons

    Low pay and everyone is paid whether they work well or not. Not all are represented by unions. One could work for a supervisor that isn’t qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in leaders with best practice background or experience.


  5. "Takes forever to get hired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Love working at the school.

    Cons

    Took them almost 3 months to get my first paycheck, The hiring process takes forever.


  6. "Office Assistant III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits with paid vacations and sick leaves. Medical, and dental benefits.

    Cons

    Need training program on how union or agencies work with proper way of everyday business.


  7. "DAGS JANITOR II"

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    Current Employee - Janitor II in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Janitor II in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union job, benefits, steady schedule, some job security, better pay than private sector. Great social aspect as well as making connections with important people.

    Cons

    Management, unreal expectations at times, number one person to blame for anything , no consideration of personal out of work life and safety

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, DAGS CSD administator

  8. "Admin Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of leave given

    Cons

    lots of red tape and not much support


  9. "State of Hawaii"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Some offices have a friendlier, more laid-back attitude.

    Cons

    The supposed benefits are shrinking away over time. Union protection is also slowly disappearing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more careful about hiring good, hard-working people.


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn

    Cons

    There is a lot to learn regarding how things get processed within the state system.


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