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State of Tennessee CEO Bill Haslam
Bill Haslam
146 Ratings
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  • "Pay not competitive with Private Sector(in 21 reviews)

  • "Micromanaging , old buildings, low pay, expensive(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Good organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Tennessee full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, centered on employee improvement. One of the better State governments for investing in their employees

    Cons

    Can be a bit good 'old boys club depending on the department.

    Advice to Management

    Treat women and minorities fairly.

    State of Tennessee2018-07-07
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Jackson, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Tennessee full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good co workers, decent pay.

    Cons

    instability in funding for the agency I worked for.

    State of Tennessee2019-05-15
  3. "Good enough"

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    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Tennessee full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work From Home, good people on my team

    Cons

    Never told truthfully about my performance, good or bad

    State of Tennessee2019-05-01
  4. "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at State of Tennessee full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Great benefits and good leadership

      Cons

      None - really good place to work

      State of Tennessee2019-04-25
    • "Great job"

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      Current Employee - Court Security Officer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at State of Tennessee full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Lots of time off and fun people to work around.

      Cons

      Not a lot of work can be boring.

      State of Tennessee2019-05-10
    • "Great place to start carrer"

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        Former Employee - Audit Associate 

        I worked at State of Tennessee full-time

        Pros

        Great Audit managers and co workers

        Cons

        Pay and upward mobility. Coffee and water was not free

        State of Tennessee2019-04-24
      • "Not challenged"

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

        I have been working at State of Tennessee full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Do not really have to work or have real knowledge.

        Cons

        Punished for actuall. y knowing your job

        Advice to Management

        Higher management should fire mid level managers and start over

        State of Tennessee2019-05-08
      • "Eligibility Counselor"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at State of Tennessee

          Pros

          Benefits Hours Reliability Training for position Paid leave

          Cons

          Salary Almost impossible to move up Stupid drama in offices Way too much work Expectations higher than time allows

          State of Tennessee2019-05-05
        • "Retired"

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            Former Employee - Eligibility Counselor II in Memphis, TN
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            No opinion of CEO

            I worked at State of Tennessee for more than 20 years

            Pros

            Excellent benefits and learning opportunities.

            Cons

            High turnover of staff and lack job incentives.

            Advice to Management

            Create more job incentives

            State of Tennessee2019-05-04
          • "Director"

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            Former Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            No opinion of CEO

            I worked at State of Tennessee full-time for more than 4 years

            Pros

            The benefits are really good, health, retirement, PTO etc. In addition, if you have the ability to build a great team there is a lot of good the State of TN can offer it's citizens.

            Cons

            If you are in a position where you have to deal with "state employees". Employees who are there only for the pay check. It is very difficult, if not impossible to replace people with this attitude which is projected in all of their work.

            State of Tennessee2019-04-07
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