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Not a good place to work for
Maintenance supervisor (Former Employee) –  Spencer County, KYOctober 16, 2018
It wasn't bad to work for but you had upper management and managers that they put in their positions that are not totally qualified or care less about any of their employees. very very political for what you have to do, the pay is not very good ,never get raises it's a very poor place to work for. They need to make a change in upper management to benefit regular employees.
Pros
Having some benefits and days off
Cons
Did any kind of respect from upper management always criticize constantly, upper management only cares for their self and nobody below them
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Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Whitesburg, KYJanuary 10, 2019
Given the nature of the job, it is complicated to not have it interfere with your personal life and home life after work. They do not offer the opportunity for advancement, nor do they offer the ability to receive annual raises for the cost of living in our area.
Pros
Helpful Executive willing to listen and access situations
Cons
low wages, no opportunity for advancement
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Narcissistic work environment where bullying by supervisors and coworkers is encouraged.
OSA II (Former Employee) –  Laurel County, KYOctober 2, 2018
Laurel County office is horrible. 85% of the employees are bullies and back stabbers. You will be constantly dumped on and belittled. HR is no help. Grievances were filed and nothing ever changed. You will be set up for failure. You will be given so much to do, not enough time to do it and then asked what your barriers are to completing your job duties. You will never get a raise after your probationary increase.
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Could be great. Culture needs work!
Golf and Grounds Departments Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Lucas, KYSeptember 27, 2018
Some team players make it a nice place to show up every day. Accomplishments are celebrated because they are rare. Constantly expected to perform task under less than ideal circumstances. Not enough manpower, dated(old) facilities and equipment, software, etc. Leadership changes personnel and directions often. No raises, retirement benefits are now a 401k. Expectations of customers does not change, which can be frustrating at times.
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Would not recommend to anybody
CPS Investigator (Former Employee) –  Shelbyville, KYDecember 28, 2018
Investigator CPS Shelbyville - Management hands down was the reason why I left. This job caused me to grow grey hair I was so stressed out. Teams are extremely clickish , and if you go in thinking that youll rise above that. Think again. My supervisor made a stressful Job , even more stressful. She had unrealistic expectations & continuously went out of her way to make things difficult on me compared to other employees. I CRIED MYSELF TO SLEEP EVERY NIGHT OVER THIS JOB ! YOU COULDNT PAY ME ENOUGH TO GO BACK. Then they wonder why the turnover rate is so high !!!!! To work for CPS is a challange in and of itself , but to have a vindictive supervisor on top of all that is a complete nightmare. Will never ever go back , wouldnt even reccomend this job to my worst enemy.
Pros
Working with Children
Cons
Management, high caseload, work & family life balance
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Extremely stressful job, zero support from management
CPS Investigator (Current Employee) –  Owensboro, KYJanuary 1, 2019
The Cabinet has unrealistic expectations of their employees. The Cabinet offers zero support to front line workers and continuously criticizes work done. The Cabinet does NOT put worker safety first. The Cabinet has programs in place such as “CQI meetings”, “focus groups”, “ review teams for near fatality cases”, in which front line workers have the ability to make their ideas known, however, these “programs” do nothing more then look good on paper because NONE of our ideas ever come to pass. The Cabinet is not concerned with the safety of the children whom are victims of abuse/neglect but are concerned the written report contains a wealth of irrelevant information and is completed ON TIME. Front line workers are not paid for being on call.
Pros
It’s a paycheck to sustain you while looking for something else.
Cons
Management, hours, unrealistic expectations with number of cases
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steady job, no pay raises
Administrative Specialist III (Current Employee) –  Paducah, KYJanuary 22, 2019
One cost of living raise in the 8 years I have been here. Before that, it was just as bad. You are kept from moving to a different cabinet due to closed door hiring practices.
Pros
its a steady paycheck
Cons
no pay raises, low pay, no room to grow.
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Excellent benefits, days off. My supervisor was energetic and fair to work for
Office Support II (Former Employee) –  Smithland, KYOctober 19, 2018
Started as Office Support II learned my responsibilities and tasks very quickly, received an excellent evaluation from my supervisor but not promoted to a better paying position even though I had a bachelor's degree
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No promotion
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Veterans Outreach Program
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYNovember 19, 2018
The positon was a grant based outreach program that worked with sever displaced Veterans. The barriers had to be access and over come for an employment placement. Due to the nature of the position the work atmos was constantly changing and along with the porvisions of the grant. The positions will have you working with a clientele that is extremely difficult to manage to achieve a success. The State Government states the position is about helping the veterans, however it is a Numbers based and results driven position.
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Management understanding veterans needs with grant mandiates
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Ability to Work for the Public and Regulatory Knowledge a Must
Medicaid Service Specialist III (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, KYMay 30, 2018
Organized, and a somewhat quick paced job, depending on the time of year (legislative session) or down times...the culture is somewhat politically motivated if you were seeking promotions...hardest part of job was teaching managers younger than myself, their jobs....most enjoyable part was the feeling of family among other workers.
Pros
Benefits such as insurance, life insurance, etc.
Cons
Plaing politics
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Customer Service at its best!
Office Support Assistant II (Current Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYOctober 26, 2018
Office Support Assistant ll does not get the pay deserved for the many hats you have to wear! Especially if you are within the Family Support side. Not to mention that policies and rules change depending upon your supervisor's mood. And no matter how hard you try to be your best it's never enough. You can't win for losing. The schedule is great but the stress and lack of pay and dog eat dog environment is not worthwhile. I'm currently looking for employment elsewhere.
Pros
PTO and Holidays
Cons
Poor pay, poor management, trust no one
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Poor Management
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) (Former Employee) –  Columbia KyJune 7, 2018
Poor management a lot of teacher’s pet brown nosing. Back stabbing by upper management .It doesn’t matter how hard you work it’s never good enough.. A lot of expectations and never getting a raise.
Pros
Holidays off
Cons
on call A lot being called all hours of the night for stupid stuff
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DOR became an unbearble place to work with the current administration.
Revenue Field Auditor IV (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYOctober 18, 2018
Employees must be self driven to learn as much as they can to qualify for advancement. Must find outside sources to learn skills needed for personal advancement. DOR promotes those who are friends with managers above them. Others not in the click will never be promoted. Apparently, no communication between governor and staff because DOR created more red tape in the last 2 years than any administration.
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Great job with no raises.
Family Support Specialist II/Case Manager I (Current Employee) –  Paducah, KYAugust 23, 2018
Great job with no raises. I work 8:00-4:30 Monday to Friday and mandatory overtime was required until 6 but that has recently.looking for something new in a different city
Pros
Monday to Friday
Cons
Extreme caseloads.
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The only real benefit working for the commonwealth was a paycheck
Maintenance, janitorial, lawn care (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, KYJune 6, 2018
when I first started with the commonwealth the pay was 9.25 per hour at 40 hours per week, then they raised my after being there for a year, but cut my hours back to 37 hours per week, they had one person doing janitorial, maintenance, safety inspections, lawn care and partime security for two armories and is supposed to get everything done with 37 hours per week. Too much work for too little pay.
Pros
none
Cons
to much work for too little pay
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Used to be a great place for a career
Network Analyst III (Current Employee) –  Frankfort, KYJanuary 31, 2018
Year after year benefits decrease. Never afforded a raise in salary unless taking a higher grade job somewhere else, regardless of how hard you work. Zero official training provided, apart from another coworker showing how they figured it out. Constant relocating of work location. Lots of wasted time, money, personnel resources due to bad decision making, lack of communication, poor management. No investment made for in-house staff, too much is spent on outsourcing work rather than utilizing current staff. Much better place to work as a contract employee than a merit employee given lack of investment in workforce.
Pros
Paid benefits...sick, annual, and comp time. Job security
Cons
Low pay, no annual salary increments, no training or investment in employees
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need more organization
Deputy Clerk (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYApril 17, 2018
i enjoyed working with most of mt peers. some levels of management needed to be more professional as of he say she say. i like the new experience i had and most of the leads will help you with everything they know. i didn't like that fact of no raises or compensations were giving. the only way u got to advance were when people leave to go up stairs to be assistant to judges.
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Friendly Atmosphere
Executive Assistant/Office Manager (Current Employee) –  Frankfort, KYAugust 14, 2018
Set up customer service window and unlock doors for incoming clients.
Greet clients with a friendly and appropriate welcome.
Answer incoming calls professionally and transfer to correct contact person.
Open and log all mail coming in by Mail. Fax and e-mail.
Assist other departments as needed.
Maintain Phone Numbers for office and field staff.
Maintain office equipment service calls.
Maintain building Issue service calls.
Best part of my day is assisting others with a positive outcome .
Pros
Positive work atmosphere
Cons
No advancement opportunity
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Difficult work environment
Auto Mechanic III (Current Employee) –  Lucas KentuckyJanuary 7, 2019
A Bare Bones work area. Limited space, Must work on knees or laying on floor.
Very difficult to get supplies and repair parts.
No space for inventory.
Tools provided were inadequate.
Giving 110 percent is not appreciated.
Pros
Pay and benefits are adequate.
Cons
Poor work area.
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It was okay
Network Analyst III (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, KYJuly 6, 2018
A nice place to work. We were like family. Good salary working in information technology and management. I retired after working 27 years for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I enjoyed the experience.
Pros
It was okay
Cons
Benefits are not that great for incoming employees
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