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State of Nevada Reviews

Updated February 28, 2019
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  • "Pay is not close to being comparable to federal or private sector in the area" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Due to hostile work environment backbiting and mistrust among staff run rampant" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Decent work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retirement - what other place will cover your whole retirement contributions
    15 days paid annual and 15 days paid sick leave that accumulates
    11 holidays off
    competitive medical coverage
    no state tax and no social security taxes
    awesome supervisors and managers that promote work/life balance
    almost a 5% pay increase yearly (unless there's an economic downturn)

    Cons

    Sit at a desk all day.


  2. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Texas in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Texas in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Endless positions to advance. The people are great to work with

    Cons

    Horrible pay and benefits. Doesn't compare to other government agencies

  3. "Great atmosphere and support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong benefits, lots of training opportunities. After 1 year probationary period, many opportunities for growth and lateral movement.

    Cons

    Government pay scales are lower than private industry; education and experience not fully considered when placement on pay scale is determined.

    Advice to Management

    When recruiting and hiring from private industry, consider experience and education of new hires when deciding placement on the "range" of salaries for the positions.


  4. "Family services specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time

    Pros

    Job Security is a plus

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities are not enough


  5. "Accounting Assistant I"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time

    Pros

    The people make it worth it.

    Cons

    No advancement
    You can barely live off the pay


  6. "very political atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    interesting cases sometimes but not enough to do

    Cons

    lots of politics in the office. watch your back and keep quiet.


  7. "Management Analyst 3"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Nevada full-time

    Pros

    All government offices are closed for holidays.

    Cons

    Upper management tend to be forceful and when their philosophy isn't accepted employees are then targeted and harassed until either they quit or are fired.

  8. "Family services specialist 2"

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    Former Employee - Family Service Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Family Service Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Annual/sick leave with pay

    Cons

    Few opportunities for growth unless you are willing to move to northern Nevada


  9. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Nevada full-time

    Pros

    Lots places to work within the state

    Cons

    Low pay, horrible insurance


  10. "Social Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PERS retirement. Coworkers. Accrual of annual leave and sick leave.

    Cons

    Complexed cases. Salary doesn’t compensate for the amount of work. Case load not manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Base your decision making from what your front line workers’ suggestion and not driven by numbers or what would look good in fiscal reports.