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State of New Mexico Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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Pros
  • They make available good Benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Great professional atmosphere and great benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no advancement opportunities (in 3 reviews)

  • Too much work, poor management, too much bureaucracy (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Proofreader"

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    Current Employee - Proofreader in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Proofreader in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of New Mexico part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting. I love to read the bills, memorials and any other paperwork I which goes through the state senate.

    Cons

    I do not like when the governor does not sign a bill that is important and instead vetoes it. She tends to focus on only one particular department. She also takes away days from state employees with no pay.

    Advice to Management

    I believe in working as a team. Some of the people who bring in their work to have proofread become defensive and feel insulted.


  2. "FAA 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of New Mexico full-time

    Pros

    Steady employment, good insurance, personal, sick and vacation leave.

    Cons

    Under staffed, under paid, under appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff

  3. "THe state is a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Staff Manager in Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Staff Manager in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and once you have completed your 1 year probationary period very difficult to be let go

    Cons

    working with lots of diverse personalities and work ethics

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent


  4. "Satisfying work in a hard environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of New Mexico full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Satisfaction of public service and making a difference in the lives of New Mexicans
    Pension
    Health benefits provided

    Cons

    Relatively low pay
    No regular raises in years due to budget
    High turnover
    Only way to advance is to change jobs
    Low morale

    Advice to Management

    Build career ladders with step increases so good employees have incentive to stay.
    Acknowledge that public service is a high calling, and not trust that your workers are trying to do the right thing.


  5. "Assistant General Counsel"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Attorney in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can get good experience and move up if you are somewhat competent.

    Cons

    The state is run by many individuals that have no idea what they are doing. Not able to direct change.


  6. "Work hard for little gain"

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

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

    Pros

    For the most part, you have normal hours. Holidays are generous. Hard to get fired if you are incompetent.

    Cons

    The better you are at your job, the more responsibilities you will obtain. Frustrating on the speed, or lack thereof on anything. Key personnel are out a lot of especially on Fridays.

    Advice to Management

    None except realize you are finite due to the nature of politics and the changes of administration. The real work gets done at the middle level and below.


  7. "Great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of New Mexico (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Great work life balance
    -Fairly consistent workload

    Cons

    -Poor management
    -Little to no career growth
    -Pay

    Advice to Management

    -Respect employees

  8. "Program Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pension plan top notch as well as healthcare

    Cons

    Not much growth or opportunities for other job opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Recruit younger employees, listen to employee concerns


  9. "nurse tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State of New Mexico full-time

    Pros

    holiday pay was very rewarding

    Cons

    management could have been better


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No pay increase"

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    Former Employee - Eligibility Specialist in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Eligibility Specialist in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of New Mexico (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PTO and retirement are great as well as the insurance cost is very low! Great people to work with and supportive upper management

    Cons

    You can't get a raise unless you leave your position for something else which is horrible for people that love their current job!

    Advice to Management

    Make time to staff cases instead of just supervisor meetings and conference calls.


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