State of Nevada Employee Reviews about "job security"

Updated Oct 15, 2020

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State of Nevada Governor  Brian Sandoval
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Pros
  • "Good benefits for now, essential, lots of ot(in 20 reviews)

  • "Very good benefits and job security(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You are required to furlough once a month(in 15 reviews)

  • "Other benefits are paltry compared to the private sector or even other law enforcement agencies(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Health program specialist

      Dec 14, 2018 - Anonymous Contractor 
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      Pros

      Very good benefits and job security

      Cons

      Nothing major that comes to my mind!!

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Its fine

      Oct 15, 2020 - Industrial Hygienist in Reno, NV
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      Pros

      Stable work environment, good job security

      Cons

      Job is slow, easy to get bored.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good stability (for some employees), absolutely horrendous compensation

      Dec 26, 2019 - Management Analyst 
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      Pros

      Stable for employees that are not funded through federal grants. If you're funded through federal grants, 100% of the commonly held belief that there is job security with the state is FALSE.

      Cons

      The compensation is a joke. The equivalent rank with any other local government entity (counties, cities etc.) pays around 40% more. That gap is NEVER going to close, despite the recent legislation permitting collective bargaining, because there are no teeth to it to bring to the legislature. Compensating state employees properly will never be a politically popular decision, and that means it will NEVER happen.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Family services specialist

      Nov 29, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Job Security is a plus

      Cons

      Promotion opportunities are not enough

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Working for the state has been a wonderful experience. Amazing people to work with.

      Jul 8, 2017 - Develpmental Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
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      Pros

      Been able to help people in the community. Great management for support. Decent benefits. Provides job security. Provided a lot of hands on training.

      Cons

      It can take a while to make some changes because so many people have to approve it. Didn't get raises for a while but that wasn't on the job, it was on legislature.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Boring and thankless

      Jul 11, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Carson City, NV
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      Pros

      Job security if you don't mind being treated like a mindless robot.

      Cons

      Most employees here are just milking time till retirement. Most everyone, even management, does the bare minimum. It is soul sucking, but if you have no hope, desire, or pride, then this place may be for you.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Associate Warden

      Oct 18, 2016 - Associaet Warden in Ely, NV
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      Pros

      Sate service does offer the opportunity for job security.

      Cons

      The pay is not in alignment with local law enforcement agencies.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      counselor

      May 21, 2016 - Counselor in Las Vegas, NV
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      Pros

      Job security,paid leave, paid vacation, medical, dental, vision insurances. Retirement, promotions, and training. Provide employee support if you need it .

      Cons

      No cost of living, raise, and the took bonus away. During economic down turn state employees takes the biggest pay cut and mandated pay cut. Expensive medical insurances, poor medical coverage,and help pay for training or partial training.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great benefits

      Dec 3, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great benefits and job security once probationary period has been passed. High salary for lesser educational degrees.

      Cons

      Low salary for higher degrees, some agencies are slow to progress.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The Gov has no appreciation

      Jul 29, 2015 - Grade 36 in Carson City, NV
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      Pros

      You may have job security.

      Cons

      No career path.- unless you're a male Low wages, lack of raises, furloughs, and when you do get a 3% increase, they reduce it by raising healthcare and benefit costs. I netted a . -1.5% decrease on my paycheck after the first raise in 5 years was offset by an increase in benefits costs. Outdated salary range that do not reflect the increase in the cost of living over the last 8 years. No education funds No training funds No mentoring (unless you're a male) No employee appreciation - in the form of an email from the Gov. Employees contribute to their own appreciation and throw themselves a party. The state wouldn't spend a nickel to show appreciation. Medicaid has better insurance then the state offers and new employees don't get any insurance or pension. No upper management HR training so no hope for change. A hierarchy that does not allow access to decision makers, information coming from Grade 2X or 3X becomes rumor after having to navigate the 'Supervisor/Manager' game.

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