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State of Indiana Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • Little room for advancement, money is on the low end (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay and no low growth opportunities, no overtime or continued training (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Human Resources Generalist"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, PTO, Pension, Great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Low Salaries, Remote work stations not an option in my department


  2. "Very average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This company is an average one to work

    Cons

    lower salary , office politics, organizational flaws

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at State of Indiana full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Pension, Retirement, decent pay, nice coworkers and management.

    Cons

    Schedule is not very flexible

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are already doing! Good Job!


  4. "If you're looking to be overworked and underpaid this job is for you."

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my co-workers, lots of days off, insurance is ok.

    Cons

    Enormous case load, unrealistic expectations, pay is ridiculously low, little chance of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    I really like the managers and feel like they do their best, but lawmakers need to realize the State is losing a lot of great workers due to burnout and near poverty wages.


  5. "It's fine, but don't stay too long."

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    Former Employee - General Assembly Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Assembly Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good first job. You'll make great connections that can lead to better opportunities. Decent benefits, like tuition reimbursement (but they'll be a pain about actually paying you back.)

    Cons

    Pay is unsurprisingly poor. Little room for advancement. Not a healthy work environment, and I truly think I developed asthma from the air quality. Misogyny is pretty rampant, and don't be surprised if you're asked very intrusive questions about your personal life. Also, there isn't a solid HR system, so if you have an issue with your supervisor or a coworker or maybe a lawmaker, you can't anonymously complain to anyone. You can't really un-anonymously complain either, lest it be held against you forever and ever.

    Advice to Management

    You're losing young talent because of all the cons I just mentioned. Instead of alienating these people, you should create a more supportive work environment that encourages them to grow.


  6. "Untitled"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State of Indiana full-time

    Pros

    Diverse work environment with many opportunities. Never boring or monotonous.

    Cons

    Unstable projects, gender-biased at executive levels regarding opportunity and salary. Lack of employee development opportunities.


  7. "Programmer/Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, all holidays off, good vacation policy.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, little known about what's coming, almost no communications with managers regarding current projects.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on skill and ability to lead, not based on friendship.

  8. "Could be much better"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Accountant in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of days off, lot of opportunity to move between agencies.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility unless you put in a lot of years. It's not worth being underpaid so long. My advice to young professionals is to work somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about your financial staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Special Airfield Deputy"

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    Former Employee - Special Airfield Deputy in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Special Airfield Deputy in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Military environment, great training, ample leave time, pension, holiday pay, great co-workers in a team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salary. That's it. An Airfield Deputies starting wages are less than half of what other law enforcement agencies pay, and the turnover rate is very high because of it. The experience required to work this job does not match the money. Not only do you need to have security clearance, you need to be proficient in civilian law, plus military law, pass a pretty tough yearly PT test, get pepper gased as a part of training, and go through a very thorough in house academy. There is not much difference between a civilian police officer and a special deputy at the airbases as far as training goes. A security forces airman with no experience makes way more money than a special deputy sergeant with 17 years of seniority. We do the same exact job as the military does for half the money. To see it first hand is actually kind of odd.

    Advice to Management

    Go to the airforce base and see what the special deputies do, and are responsible for. They are NOT security guards, they are highly trained law enforcement professionals that take great pride in protecting our nation's assets, keeping people safe, and being positive members of our community. You have people working for a couple of months, and quiting for another department, or turning the job down completely once the salary is discovered. The security guard in the lumber yard at Menards makes . 50 cents an hour more than a state Special Deputy! These are sworn officers, pay them as such.


  10. "DCS Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Indiana full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of paid holidays and vacation days.

    Cons

    training is 12 weeks long, half of which is in Indy. Pay could be better. Must be available for on call status in the evenings and weekends. Can be very stressful. Caseload is high

    Advice to Management

    Hire more case workers. The case load is too high


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