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State of Idaho Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "Great Benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Technician in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Financial Technician in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Idaho full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including medical, holidays, retirement.

    Cons

    Pay, depending on the agency culture is less then desirable.


  2. "Experience counts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Idaho in Caldwell, ID
    Former Employee - Idaho in Caldwell, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Idaho full-time

    Pros

    Year round employment benefits variety of duties

    Cons

    Its not what you know here what you can do don't count 3 years 20 years all the same here

    Advice to Management

    3 years 20 years are not the same


  3. "clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Idaho Falls, ID
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at State of Idaho part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great atmosphere, most management is good

    Cons

    tests questions not fair or pertain to job applying for

    Advice to Management

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "You cannot beat the benefits!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Records Specialist I in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Technical Records Specialist I in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Idaho full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for the State of Idaho had a lot of Pros, first being the benefits! The insurance compensation package was second to none. And, this is a very stable employer! If you are comfortable working where you apply, you can count on being there until retirement.

    Cons

    The Cons, however, is that once you get really good at your job, moving within your agency can get really tricky, if not impossible. If you are good at what you do, you can get typecast and find that you will never be able to advance or change jobs within your agency.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees the opportunity to grow outside their position.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bureau Chief Applications"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bureau Chief Applications, Support in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Bureau Chief Applications, Support in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Idaho (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, great city, great outdoor activities, good restaurants and night life, great family activities, great hiking, four seasons,

    Cons

    Oversight is repressive, politics are overdone, contention between divisions is mostly silly but seems to be important. Pay cuts looming.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr.Financial Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Specialist in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Specialist in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Idaho full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great state agencies to work for.

    Cons

    Salary is under the market, plus governed by Legislators who get raises almost every year. State employees, however, do not.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage growth and hire internally. You will be amazed at how much effort every employee will give back


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Overall worth the experience but not a long-term job"

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    Former Employee - Attaché in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Attaché in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Idaho part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for the State of Idaho provided a dynamic, ever changing environment with daily challenges and new projects.

    Cons

    I've worked for a variety of departments, and while they try to be a-political (or non political) politics infiltrates every facet of the government.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed the work I did, but I don't know that I would recommend someone make a career out of working for the state. also, pay your employees more!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Programmer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Idaho full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with family and work from home

    Cons

    Pay, incentives, performance based recognition

    Advice to Management

    Pay current market rates


  10. "Home care provider"

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    Current Employee - Alternative Care Coordinator in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Alternative Care Coordinator in Idaho Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The freedom you have, you learn a lot, you work with some amazing people.

    Cons

    The pay is low, finding another resident to match our family

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Non-classified position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Idaho full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working in public service is a great career, the benefits were outstanding, low medical co-pay, employee retirement and paid time off and sick leave. Management was flexible when their personal issues

    Cons

    The lack of upward mobility is troublesome. Education is not rewarded. Pay is stagnant, did not receive a raise for 5 years but insurance co-pay raised almost yearly. Employees do not feel supported or valued by policy makers, the race to cut taxes instead of taking care of employees seems to be the order of the day

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to have open and honest discussions with staff and let them know that the agency values their hard work and dedication. I would also encourage agencies to find ways to add value to the employees work experience


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