Excellent benefits, days off. My supervisor was energetic and fair to work for
Office Support II (Former Employee) – Smithland, KY – October 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
DOR became an unbearble place to work with the current administration.
Revenue Field Auditor IV (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – October 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.
Administrative Branch Manager (Former Employee) – Frankfort, KY – October 17, 2018
It was a very rewarding job. Enjoyed interacting with the customers and meeting their needs and resolving conflicts. A typical day started with greeting the employees and discussing current events and the day's workload.The hardest part of the job was reminding myself that not everyone can run at the same pace or learn at the same speed, but everyone will get to the finish line if they continue moving forward. The most enjoyable part was watching employees reach their goals and knowing you played a small part in that success.
1 annual day, 1 sick day a month, medical ins, Life ins
Maintenance supervisor (Former Employee) – Spencer County, KY – October 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.
Having some benefits and days off
Did any kind of respect from upper management always criticize constantly, upper management only cares for their self and nobody below them
Social Worker (Former Employee) – Graves County, KY – October 10, 2018
I was so excited to have this job. I learned very quickly however that I was on my own. Nobody cared to teach/tell me anything about my job. I was bullied by a few other coworkers. Management was very poor. They have their "pets" and if you are not one then you might as well hang it up. You can do your absolute best and still be hated for no reason. Supervisors very immature. Just think middle school mentality. At any rate, so very disappointing because I got my degree in social work to truly be able to help others. It is a shame that the state does not care about their employees well being and allows such unprofessional tactics to continue. I would not recommend this job to my worst enemy. You have been warned.
Backstabbing/Middle School Mentality/Immature Supervisors/Bullying allowed.
Narcissistic work environment where bullying by supervisors and coworkers is encouraged.
OSA II (Former Employee) – Laurel County, KY – October 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.
Geologist (Former Employee) – Frankfort, KY – September 27, 2018
I loved most of the people I worked with. A few people made it miserable for everyone else. The people over the section I worked are over payed crooks. The best about stage work is all the days off and the comp time you can earn.
Golf and Grounds Departments Supervisor (Current Employee) – Lucas, KY – September 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.
Office environment with many things happening at 1 time
Adjudicator (Current Employee) – Frankfort, KY – September 10, 2018
Worked in an office fielding calls and conducting investigations with conversations between employer and claimants . Must be able to multi task and manage several things at one time including caseloads . Must be detailed oriented and able to communicate the need for necessary information.
Kentucky State Corrections Officer (Former Employee) – Valley, KY – September 2, 2018
There a a few areas in this world where there is a culture and a sub culture and the two collide inside the penal institution. If you can't manage people who are just like you but serving a sentence because of being judged a deviant this is not for you
Disability Adjudicator (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – August 26, 2018
I work for the Disability Determination Service. The work is very demanding but helping others in need is rewarding. The pay is very low considering the knowledge that must be obtained and the importance of the position. Any advancement is very limited and a 4 yr training period must be completed before being eligible for any meaningful advancement.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Elizabethtown, KY – August 17, 2018
Like any other Government job... It's pretty miserable in the entry level. Management is unorganized and are not held to any standard. The lower level jobs do the work of the higher staff, wouldn't ever go back. The only part that didn't suck was the schedule.
Executive Assistant/Office Manager (Current Employee) – Frankfort, KY – August 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 .
The only real benefit working for the commonwealth was a paycheck
Maintenance, janitorial, lawn care (Former Employee) – Frankfort, KY – June 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.
Ability to Work for the Public and Regulatory Knowledge a Must
Medicaid Service Specialist III (Former Employee) – Frankfort, KY – May 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.