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Nice place to work.
Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSNovember 27, 2018
Working for the State of Kansas was rewarding. Many good people who sacrifice some income for the reward or working in the public sector, serving fellow Kansans.
Pros
Benefits/retirement
Cons
lower pay, average management
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3.0
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Working with clients and staff is great. Too much paperwork.
Rehabilitation Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, KSAugust 7, 2018
Seeing clients and staff succeed is enormously satisfying. However, there is always way too much to do. This includes too much paperwork needed before varios services can be provided to clients for them to succeed
Pros
Benefits are at least average. Coworkers are outstanding.
Cons
Many years with no pay raises for a yone.
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3.0
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Good job
Masonry , Concrete flat worker (Former Employee) –  Ellsworth County, KSSeptember 8, 2018
A good job for someone that want to stay in a career and retire in it. Great benefits and oppurtunites figure your hourly pay and add 5 dollars an hour to factor in the great benefits.
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Slow working environment with high stress factor
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSJanuary 22, 2018
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.
Pros
Little to no supervision
Cons
Little management involvement and no room for advancement
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2.0
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Eh it’s ok for a
Human Services Specialist (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, KSJune 21, 2018
Good for a filler job. Supervisors do not want to do any work and leave the lobby in the hands of a power hungry she devil. Pay sucks, definitely not a livable wage for a recent college grad (bills and student loan payments) no room for advancement as people tend to stay here their entire lives. Raises are laughable and do not happen every year.
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Great benefits and plenty of paid time off.
Accounting Specialist III (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSMay 12, 2018
All in all I enjoyed my job at the State of Kansas. It taught me how to be patient and listen to what people were really saying. On the other hand, it all so taught me how to stand my ground, when interpreting guidelines set forth by the Board, to the attorneys and their staff.
Pros
Benefits, Pay scale, Hours
Cons
frequency of poor management and wasted funds
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Poor management. Bad culture
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  KansasSeptember 4, 2018
Very low pay compared to the industry standard. No advancement opportunities for people not "connected". Extremely lazy co-workers with racist attitudes. If you can tolerate the good ole boy racism then not a bad place to get your feet wet and get out.
Pros
You can call off anytime you want because no one cares.
Cons
Working there.
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3.0
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Good for someone who is complacent
Human Services Specialist (Current Employee) –  KansasApril 3, 2018
No advancements no bonuses no raises pretty cool environment jeans everyday it’s a state job so everyone there has been there for at least 20 yeas and longer. Hard to advance into management and/or other programs
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Decent Place to work
Legal Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSMarch 29, 2018
Decent place to work. No raises. The management wasn't great. Loved the cafeteria. Loved my supervisor. Work was easy and laid back. Very independent working
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Wildlife & Parks of Kansas-Enjoyable & productive place to work.
Senior Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Pratt, KSAugust 16, 2018
Fast pace, friendly, management easy to talk to, assistance when needed, learning workplace, a place where you want to go to work every day & do your best.. Hardest part was learning the computer system but someone was always there to answer your questions.
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great place to work, overall a good experience
Peer Facilitator (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSSeptember 13, 2018
Positive work Environment, a good wage and overall a good job.Room for advancement and on job training available. Administration is a well managed area and is willing to listen to improvements.
Pros
overtime available
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4.0
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Enjoy helping people
Driver License Examiner (Current Employee) –  Emporia, KSSeptember 6, 2018
Our office is small. On an average, we serve 80 people per day between three staff members. We work with a diverse customer base, from international students to babies.

The hardest part of the job sometimes is dealing with upset customers. Being front line and enforcing laws and rules is essential but not pleasant. Maintaining a professional attitude is necessary and helpful.

The most enjoyable part of the job is helping first time applicants go through the process and watch their faces when they pass all required testing successfully.
Pros
Assisting people with driver licenses, learning permits, testing and identifications cards.
Cons
Stress, at times.
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5.0
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Great Place but underpaid.
HUMAN SERVICES ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Great Bend, KSSeptember 20, 2018
Great place to work. You definitely do not get paid enough. You do get a lot of benefits. Great Healthy benefits with retirement. Great supervisors. They are there for you.
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Team structure was easy to work within and very supportive of balance in personal life.
CHILD PROTECTION SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Garden City, KSMarch 11, 2018
Working within a team model affords individual development, group oversight and supervision to provide for better service delivery to our clients. There is opportunity for career advancement. The state of Kansas provided ongoing training and assisted with licensing fees.
Pros
benefits and team work
Cons
covering outlying counties.
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bad place to work
Enviromental Technician (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSMay 9, 2018
cut throat, and not very challenging, no promotions or pay raises, no overtime, no feeling of doing something that matters, or that anybody pays attention to
Pros
leave and sick pay
Cons
no loyalty
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not a fun place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSAugust 27, 2018
Working for the Animal Health department was fun except for the management. Management was very belittling and backstabbing, they were not there to commend anyone.
Pros
working with state vet
Cons
management
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5.0
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Good group of people
Office Specialist (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSAugust 29, 2018
8 hour work day
how to monitor others workload
management was OK
good place to work
handling customers over the phone when they needed something done now
the people
Pros
insurance etc
Cons
some of the work
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The Dept of Healt & Environment was a fun and educational place to work.
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSFebruary 25, 2018
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.
Pros
Centrally located, great parrking, great benefits
Cons
Situations could get a bit political at time.
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an environment not for the faint of heart
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) –  El Dorado, KSJune 21, 2018
It takes a certain type of person to successfully pull off a career in Corrections. The state of Kansas is in a very poor and sad position with respect to providing for Officers and paying them a fair wage compared to the National average.
Pros
Free uniforms
Cons
No breaks, high stress, very low staffing levels, dangerous environment
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4.0
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Low pay
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSFebruary 20, 2018
Lower pay offered in a competitive field.I was disappointed in the lack of compensation. The chances of advancement are lower than I expected for the State of Kansas.
Pros
clients
Cons
low pay
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