I would recommend employment with the State of Kansas to anyone. The management was easy to get along with and was very willing to help and give constructive feed back. Fellow employees were pleasant and we developed a "working family" relationship.
I worked in 2 different regions, Wichita was great and I had wonderful training and leadership. I moved to the KC region and had no OJT available and poor management. I feel like the counselors were on their own, so you had to be able to manage your cases independently and keep up with reviews independently. The HR and upper level admin was supportive and recognized efforts.
everyone is different. i will reserve any personal comments. i do not feel comfortable bashing others. reserve comments i feel this is very unfair in asking me to make a 150 minimum comments on something that i do not want to talk about on public on line
KS Dept of Labor Offices not located in Topeka, Kansas have zero chance of advancement; pay scale is based off group not individual work; raises are based on cost of living adjustments only; those receiving merit raises are ineligible for cost of living raise; education and experience do not add to your worth; management addresses one person's issues and mistakes as a group issue; personnel causing issues are not reprimanded or issues addressed; personnel may claim time worked even though they were not in the office as management does not check, management does not ensure the same individual is taking off work every Friday, and there is not enough work to keep all personnel busy.
Little to no supervision
Little management involvement and no room for advancement
Network Server Engineer (Current Employee) – Topeka, KS – January 16, 2018
Years past the State of Kansas was a stable work environment, but during the current administration ( last 7 years ): stability, benefits, and overall feeling has slipped considerably. The positives are that your coworkers are like family and in general it is a true team.
The hardest parts have mainly to due with what I discussed in my intro.
I enjoyed my time with the state of Kansas. I continue to work with those at my previous employment at my current employment. At the time period in my life I was not able to advance due to my education level and with the personal issues in my life such as the death of my mother, birth of my children and deployments of my husband. I have several family members and friends who work for the state and have nothing negative to state about my time working for the state of Kansas.
It's a great place to work and if you are young a great place to start your career. You can apply for other agencies within the State as you would any where else but this will help get your foot in the door if you have little to no office skills.
My typical day was to clean the Mansion. I made my own schedule on what I would do each day. Every Monday I made sure the house was in order and the dining room table was set for tours. During the holidays I would help decorate and also help with events. There were days when I would organize closets and kitchen cabinets. The hardest part of the job was carrying things up and down the stairs. This job was enjoyable for me because I was always busy.
Court Services Officer II (Former Employee) – Kansas – July 23, 2017
This was by far my job of choice coming out of college. I was a Court Services officer. I was blessed to have had a wonderful Chief Court Services Officer for many years of my career with the state. The enjoyable part of this career is the joy one gets when someone changes their life path and begins making better choices.
The hardest part of the job is watching others fall short of the goals and/or the court orders