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State of South Carolina Reviews

Updated October 27, 2017
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  1. "Pretty cool place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth and promotion

    Cons

    overworked and under paid sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your people


  2. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Fiscal Technician in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Fiscal Technician in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great hours

    Cons

    I had no cons for working with the state

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Provides plenty of opportunities to grow. Provides balance.

    Cons

    Training and growth is left for you to learn on your own. Politics get in the way of actually making the State better and doing what's right for the State vs. for individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of old ways of managing.


  4. "Page"

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

    I worked at State of South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Paging is a great way to see the legislative process at work. There is a great community and offices are typically very flexible in working around student schedules.

    Cons

    There is no on-site parking, but most students have parking through the University of South Carolina anyways which is only a short walk from the State House.


  5. "Clerkship"

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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 South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    SC is a beautiful place to be. Beaches and mountains close by.

    Cons

    Summers can be brutally hot.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of South Carolina full-time

    Pros

    They offer Great benefits for employees

    Cons

    The pay needs to be based on experience and education


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mental Health Counselor"

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

    I have been working at State of South Carolina full-time

    Pros

    State Job with the ability to learn more about mental health.

    Cons

    Communication is poor no support from administration.

    Advice to Management

    More support is needed.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at State of South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Positive and productive work environment, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Disparities in pay for different entities within agency although workloads are comparable.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and their contributions to the agency's bottom line. Prioritize employee retention.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Government benefits and a 37.5 hour work week

    Cons

    Bureacracy and a tendency for burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  10. "Great people, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of South Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Diverse staff, benefits are incredible, make a difference in the state.

    Cons

    Hours can be long depending on what agency you are with, pension plan, politics can get bad.


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