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State of Kansas Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, no concerns for layoffs" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Worked for a good cause and allowed for a great work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a lot of advancement opportunities and virtually no raises" (in 11 reviews)

  • "zero pay raises and typical government efficiency" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "working for the state"

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

    I have been working at State of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    good medical, dental, vision coverage

    Cons

    no pay raises ever in the 3 years I worked there.


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good atmosphere, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Poor salary, weekend hours and late nights

  3. "State Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    My area is calm and business oriented.

    Cons

    No annual raises, depend on the legislature


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Workforce Development Consultant in Wichita, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Workforce Development Consultant in Wichita, KS (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding supervisors. Opportunities for advancement and to work on important projects.

    Cons

    Can be hectic working with participants at times.


  5. "Underpaid and understaffed. Raises very infrequent. Working for State of Kansas government is a losing proposition."

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    Former Employee - Chief Court Services Officer in Lawrence, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Chief Court Services Officer in Lawrence, KS (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is so hard to find good people due to low wages, it would be hard to get fired. There are still some good law enforcement people around.

    Cons

    Government mentality. High burnout and a lot of turnover. The low wages made it hard to attract and retain quality employees including judges. Little respect within the system that is supposed to fair and just.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind and listen to the employees. Appreciate and reward loyalty. They are underpaid and overworked. Learn their names. Lead by example.


  6. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at State of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    Consistent Work, has benefits, flexible hours.

    Cons

    No raises, no career opportunities, and no trust in senior management


  7. "Under Paid & Under Appreciated"

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

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

    Pros

    Working in a field where what you do really has an impact and can help people.

    Cons

    Working for an underfunded state agency that is much of an obstacle to your work as the prosecution is. Total lack of communication.

  8. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Topeka, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Topeka, KS (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, easy to move around, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Lower than average pay, a lot of unnecessary policies and procedures

    Advice to Management

    Let each agency do their own thing and make their own decisions


  9. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in Hutchinson, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Hutchinson, KS (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits..decent pay. Good hours and days off for holidays. Kpers is totally a bonus. Would like a health and wellness program

    Cons

    I do not really have any cons other than sooner employees could be nicer. People need to live their job


  10. "Microbiologist"

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

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

    Pros

    Public Health is a great concept. The overall mission is rewarding. People that have worked there many years are very dedicated to their job.

    Cons

    The State is not well funded. Management is not open or communicative. Employees are not valued as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Management fails when they turn a dedicated, competent, and positive employee into a depressed, paranoid, and generally overall unhappy employee.


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