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State of South Carolina Reviews

Updated February 9, 2018
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State of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster
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  1. "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


  2. "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!)

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Review of the SC STO"

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    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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "Working for the State in SC"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant I in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - IT Consultant I in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great holiday schedule. Earn leave from day 1. Medical benefits effective immediately.

    Cons

    Lazy "lifers". Tendency to do things "the way they've always been done". No chance for raises or promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Propose new ideas and processes. Challenge the way things have always been done.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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