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State of South Carolina Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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State of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster
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  • "Good benefits, holidays, good sick and annual leave accrual" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great work-life balance is available" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great place to work but employees are vastly underpaid."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relaxed environment, job security.

    Cons

    State workers are notoriously underpaid; raises are difficult to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and raises will retain talent.

  3. "Park Ranger"

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    Current Employee - Park Ranger in Pickens, SC
    Current Employee - Park Ranger in Pickens, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office with a view; variety of different types of work. Watching visitors and families connect with the natural and cultural resources.

    Cons

    Salaries, long hours. relocation, hard work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Help employee retention by reviewing/increasing employee salaries.


  4. "System Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Holiday Time Paid, Travel for classes/education

    Cons

    Pay,Right to fire state, Undervalued,

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job For People Looking for Stability"

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    Former Employee - Human Services Coordinator I
    Former Employee - Human Services Coordinator I

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

    Pros

    benefits (state retirement, paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/vision insurance provided), stability in job

    Cons

    hard to move up in positions, salary lower for certain positions compared to other states, basic health insurance barely covered anything (the vision and dental insurance were better than the health!)


  6. "Not a Bad Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at State of South Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Good teamwork, managers were flexible with balance of work and life. Pay was ok for government work. They were willing to cross train between divisions.

    Cons

    It was pretty boring.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Review of the SC STO"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of South Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great place to work as far as government employment goes. The work is meaningful and important, and the people are nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    The management seems to micro-manage every important project, and there is not a lot of room for advancement. But overall it is a good place to work.

  8. "SADOP Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in West Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, one of a kind program in the whole US.

    Cons

    Pay to work ratio needs to be reevaluated. Need state vehicle to utilize for trasport

    Advice to Management

    Review work load and compensation.


  9. "Responsibilty"

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    Current Employee - Princi[Al in Lexington, SC
    Current Employee - Princi[Al in Lexington, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Located in the state of south Carolina

    Cons

    Large percentage of your salary goes to retirement and health care

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Ok job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of South Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and retirement programs

    Cons

    Coworkers. Management. Work leave. Left.


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