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State of Nevada Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Steady, predictable, pretty good benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • better place for work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay is a lot less than the private sector (though, that is somewhat worth it given the amazing work/life balance) (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great supervisors"

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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

    Great supervisors, enjoyable coworkers. The work was meaningful.

    Cons

    Those above my supervisors seemed to not care about us at all. Put extra work on us often. Work became monotonous.


  2. "Excellent People, Horrible Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice, but some uniformed members treat you like you’re “the help”. The work is steady and not too redundant

    Cons

    Pay is not close to being comparable to federal or private sector in the area. Raises if any are way lower than annual health insurance increase. The union is a joke and does nothing for workers even if they pay dues

    Advice to Management

    Your total cost of employees will keep increasing, hiring, training, retention will continually increase and you need to work on retention or you will continue to bleed your budget

  3. "Management"

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

    I worked at State of Nevada full-time

    Pros

    Great work, helping a lot of people! Great team!

    Cons

    Work and expectations are high, and sometimes the job can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Benefit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and great retirement.

    Cons

    Pay tops out after 10 years. COLA's not keeping up with economy.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "DECENT PLACE TO START"

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

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers are the best part

    Cons

    The pay rate is horrible.


  6. "IT Professional 2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson City, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson City, NV
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions and benefits

    Cons

    Salary starts lower than industry standards

    Advice to Management

    Need to be able to start people off with steps right away. i.e. pay grade 34 step 5


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive staff in high stress environment"

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time

    Pros

    Supportive staff, provides the resources needed to do your job efficiently, includes trainings and CEU's usually paid for, New positions constantly opening up and the ability to switch departments after somebody has met their probation period.

    Cons

    Constant changes to rules and expectations, high caseloads, high expectations, sometimes little to no training at the beginning, no availability for overtime

  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you value your health, move on."

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aside from Holidays off and retirement—none

    Cons

    Micromanaging, no accountability, bait and switch on job duties, nepotism, hostile work environment, mistreatment of employees, no protection for employees in a whistleblower situation. Too many to mention. Just say no. Keep looking. The stress will put you in the hospital

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better, listen to them, and foster a positive work environment instead of the backstabbing hostile environment that currently exists.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Holidays off is about the only pro and working with the public!! Making sure people are taken care of. I can’t even think of anything else.

    Cons

    Micro management, inconsistencies, no flexibility. I can go on and on but I left a detailed comment down below in the other sections.

    Advice to Management

    Hey if you want to keep people treat them better!!! It’s not about showing your authority, try working with people and stop micro managing. We are all grown adults with degrees in my department!!! The morale is so low I hate walking into the office. It starts with the managers and then supervisors. Then they lie during the interviews and tell you we have state cars. I haven’t seen a state car yet and driving my car all around the area. Here’s a thought, why don’t you schedule inspectors to facilities closer to their homes to save the State some money instead of scheduling people 42 miles and more from their homes..This is definitely not what I expected!!!! The thing is I like working with the public and helping people. Just never never expected it would be like this.


  10. "Drama"

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    Former Employee - Network Tech in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Network Tech in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Long term positions and retirement

    Cons

    Drama, poor management staff, no accountability


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