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State of Louisiana Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is the main positive for this type of employment (in 9 reviews)

  • The state offers good vacation time and decent hours along with other good benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay may be an issue at some agencies and promotional opportunities can be limited by politics (in 10 reviews)

  • Underpaid, no raises, micromanagement & no room for advancement (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Its buracracy"

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    Current Employee - Policy Planner I in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Policy Planner I in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is okay. the work is not terribly difficult or taxing. If you work hard then it is super relaxed.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement within a given department. You have to move through different departments to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees more than budget. We get lost in your worries.


  2. "Social worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are good yearly year us

    Cons

    Management are mean and stink us.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work. Excellent supervisors and co-workers."

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    Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Administration actually takes you, as a person, in consideration. Suggestions and input from lower lever employees are welcome. Excellent training and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours and on call often, sometimes even 24/7. At times there are personnel shortages and workload can be demanding.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is no work on the weekends

    Cons

    Incredible amount of micro-managment. No respect given to attorneys from supervisors or director. Attorneys report to many supervisors, which are unnecessary in my opinion. Management is more concerned with time rather than work product.

    Little to no work. To many attorneys staffed in relation to work assigned. No career advancement options with in the agency. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the unnecessary supervisors. Fix the decreasing moral issues by giving more flexibility to attorneys.


  5. "Needs Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at State of Louisiana (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    Flexible time.
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of mangers--who have little training.
    Resistant to change.
    Don't value employee input.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of managers and general over site.


  6. "Child Welfare Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Louisiana full-time

    Pros

    Health Care, most holiday's off.

    Cons

    Long Hours. Little Guidance. Bureaucracy


  7. "Good, Bad & the Ugly"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Lafourche, LA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Lafourche, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mainly Monday through Friday work schedule, off for holidays, good benefits, good retirement.

    Cons

    Politics that come with a government job.
    COLA raises slave to the state budget.

  8. "RecentCFO"

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    Former Employee - Undersecretary/Chief Financial Officer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Undersecretary/Chief Financial Officer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (retirement, health insurance, sick and vacation time)

    Cons

    No bonuses, limited increases in pay

    Advice to Management

    Structure salaries so employees receive raises more often and based on work performed


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good job for career-minded public servants"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary & excellent health and retirement benefits; defined-benefit pension; accruable annual and sick leave; paid holidays; opportunities for advancement; stable, reliable work schedule; work-life balance

    Cons

    Political-appointee managers often have no idea what they are doing; state legislature continues to cut taxes year after year, depriving agencies of critical resources; no raises for several years due to budget shortages


  10. "Working for the state"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ruston, LA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ruston, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and paid leave

    Cons

    It's impossible to get a raise in pay


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