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Found 162 of over 175 reviews
2.8
40% Recommend to a Friend
State of South Carolina Governor  Henry McMaster
44% Approve of CEO

Found 162 of over 175 reviews

2.8
40%
Recommend to a Friend
44%
Approve of CEO
State of South Carolina Governor  Henry McMaster
Henry McMaster
31 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Benefits are good for single mothers.(in 24 reviews)
  • "great benefits, job security, flexible schedule(in 5 reviews)
  • "stress and you can pretty much take time off whenever you wish.(in 5 reviews)
  • "The work is meaningful and important, and the people are nice and easy to get along with.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Fantastic staff, good work environment(in 4 reviews)
Cons
  • "Pay was low.(in 25 reviews)
  • "Low salaries and no flexibility or growth potential for my demographic.(in 15 reviews)
  • "No raises in several years, no new budget due to SC Legislators not approving it(in 5 reviews)
  • "Good training is not a priority here.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Upper management is horrific about gossiping about their employees, usually as soon as someone is out of their sight.(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great job

    Aug 25, 2022 - Program Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay, good work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Horrible

    Nov 20, 2022 - Technologist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    None they are horrible to work for

    Cons

    Everything including salary, advancement, e.t.c

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Bad pay

    Oct 5, 2022 - Eligibility Specialist II 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, time off and schedule

    Cons

    Bad pay and poor training

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Bullying in the Workplace

    Jul 15, 2022 - Support Worker 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The job itself is great! I like helping people and there is a certain sense of satisfaction that comes with being able to help make a difference in someone elses life. With that being said, the atmosphere here is not good. Its an atmosphere of fear, intolerance and hatred. They talk about a no tolerance policy towards bullying and promoting a supportive work place. However, what I see on a daily basis don't support this. I have witnessed bullying from Supervisors to the workers there . Also I see employees bullying other employees on a daily basis. The higher ups who see and know about the bullying, turn a blind eye to it. For that reason, I cannot recommend this job. So many other people have quit because of the things mentioned above. This is for the Spartanburg County location the other offices might be different.

    Cons

    Negative attitudes of the people working there Bullying by Supervisors Bullying Among Coworkers Atmosphere of Fear, intolerance and hatred.

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  6. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Typical Government Job - poor pay and good benefits

    Oct 10, 2022 - Senior Accountant/Fiscal Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits. Time off above the average. Medical Insurance cost is great.

    Cons

    Outdated systems. Reconciling nightmares among so many systems. Minimal automated processes. Very laborious. Felt more like a data clerk than an accountant.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Stability

    Aug 31, 2022 - Associate Attorney in Columbia, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Stability, Structure, Benefits, Predictability, Balance

    Cons

    Low pay, Politics, Lack of resources

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Better than expected

    Jul 26, 2022 - Administrative Specialist in Charleston, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits, adequate salary for skill level.

    Cons

    Many employees have worked with the state for 10+ years and they don't realize how good they have it. Too many chronic complainers.

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Okay place

    Aug 23, 2022 - Administrative Assistant in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I absolutely loved the job and the work. It was very detail oriented and you were able to organize and handle everything in the way you thought was best. I loved being able to see and help the people working there as well as the people who came in for help.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. Bullying of employees by supervisors and higher ups. Complaints go ignored and there is retaliation against you when you file them. Pay was low. This was for the Spartanburg Location, I'm not sure about the other locations.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Typical Government Job

    Aug 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot

    Cons

    Busy, not sufficient salary for the work amount you do

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  11. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Pros

    State benefits and good, predictable hours

    Cons

    Once you're hired on, 99% of the time, the only raise you will get in that position will be a cost of living increase. If you really want a raise, you will have to apply for a position with a higher pay grade. Unfortunately, hard work is not rewarded. Also, it's a government agency and its departments are somewhat siloed and don't work cohesively together.

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State of South Carolina Reviews FAQs

State of South Carolina has an overall rating of 2.8 out of 5, based on over 175 reviews left anonymously by employees. 40% of employees would recommend working at State of South Carolina to a friend and 41% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, State of South Carolina employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at State of South Carolina. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

40% of State of South Carolina employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated State of South Carolina 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.5 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at State of South Carolina to be work life balance, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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