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Updated 17 January, 2018
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  • Not a lot of advancement opportunities and virtually no raises (in 8 reviews)

  • Low pay, little money for raises (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. "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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  5. "Okay place to work short term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    Some good people. Felt some what secure.

    Cons

    No pay raises. If you want more money you need to take a new job.


  6. "Appraiser"

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    Former Employee - County Appraiser in Hiawatha, KS (US)
    Former Employee - County Appraiser in Hiawatha, KS (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Rural setting, nice small town atmosphere. Working for a county government.

    Cons

    Rural setting, small town atmosphere. Working for a county government.

    Advice to Management

    To be more open minded and not take the council of select individuals


  7. "Good Benefits Low Moral, but getting worse."

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Topeka, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Topeka, KS (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of job opportunities, benefits including Vacation and sick leave

    Cons

    Low employee moral with constantly being asked to do more with less.


  8. "Absolute Muck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at State of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    This job came with benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of training and a general low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Get people in management that know how to train and give constructive criticism.


  9. "C01"

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    Current Employee - C01 in Overland Park, KS (US)
    Current Employee - C01 in Overland Park, KS (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Retirement, Insurance ,people you work with ,

    Cons

    Work hours , BHP s, medical,and management

    Advice to Management

    More pay loose the 12s


  10. "Analysis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Holidays paid , health benefits, and not a lot else.

    Cons

    Poor management , no parking, poor facilities, lack of raises, lack of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  11. "Human Services Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in Fort Scott, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in Fort Scott, KS (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Kansas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping people. Family is important! Good benefits.

    Cons

    Infrequent raises, but not much else.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can think of right now.


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