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State of Indiana Reviews

Updated January 24, 2018
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State of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
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Pros
  • Decent pay for recent graduates, Great benefits, and work life balance is great (in 16 reviews)

  • Excellent work life balance and benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Most of the positions have been outsourced so there is no room for advancement other than into management (in 9 reviews)

  • low pay and lack of workout facilities (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "HR Generalist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility of work/life schedule and lots of time off.

    Cons

    No advancement in certain job classes


  2. "Happily employed"

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    Current Employee - Landscape Architect in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Landscape Architect in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the people and challenges of the position. Never know the challenge that each day brings. Enjoy having projects all over the state.

    Cons

    The worst part of the job is maneuvering through the traffic in and around Indianapolis. The pay may not be top dollar, but it works for me.

  3. "Field Examiner"

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    Current Employee - Field Examiner in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Field Examiner in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for recent graduates, Great benefits, and work life balance is great

    Cons

    Work can be mundane and boring at times, room for advancement is minimal, changes to be made are slow due to different agencies to get aprroval through


  4. "DCA Case Managewr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Indiana full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, interesting job. Always keep busy and the work is both interesting and innately rewarding. If you don't like sitting in front of a computer all day, this is a good job for you. Team-oriented atmosphere, co-workers always willing to pitch in. Management okay. Good benefits with liberal time off.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre. Even if you work hard and receive strong evaluations, the increases are minimal. As a case manager, you will be required to work on-call shifts approximately every 6-8 weeks and on-call is often rough; sometimes do not sleep if you have a serious report of neglect/abuse. Pay is not worth the hours you will have to work when on-call. Another con is DCS always seems to be short staffed due to high turnover.


  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Indiana full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a very flexible work environment with good benefits.

    Cons

    The stereotype of government culture is mostly true. There is lots of red-tape and it takes a long time to accomplish tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Be clearer about expectations.


  6. "Good people, low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are pretty great, the work is fulfilling and you feel like you're making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low, gossip is never-ending, and there aren't a lot of non-standard perks. It's a government job so creativity can be somewhat stifled by red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to allow people to work outside of a concrete building every once in a while. Being chained to a desk for years can break your spirit.


  7. "CUSTOMER SERVICE"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, including insurance, life insurance, several medical plans with no smoking discount option and others, retirement options, working hours, vacation and days off

    Cons

    downtown traffic, pay raises, meetings, starting pay

    Advice to Management

    more positive communications

  8. "IT project manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn new skills and meet great people.

    Cons

    I had a very positive experience.


  9. "Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Program Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits with the exception of the health care plan which is laughable. Benefits that are exceptional paid time off vacation holidays sick time and personal time

    Cons

    Very poor salary comparison with the public sector, would leave in a heartbeat when the economy as back up. Doesn’t matter what your previous experience has been after you get hired with the state, promotions are political so make sure you network.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep good people working for you take into account their previous experience for promotions, not just within the agency.


  10. "FCM Position"

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    Current Employee - Family Case Manager
    Current Employee - Family Case Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, independence, virtually unlimited overtime

    Cons

    High stress, high risk, little support, illegal workload,

    Advice to Management

    More basic training, typing test for interviewing. Address the low moral, that will likely assist to address high turnover


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