Working in the state has its ups and downs. Unfortunately one of the only ways to get an increase in pay is to jump from agency to agency. If you can find a great boss it makes working with the state better.
I dont recommend people to work for the stated of new mexico.
Adult Protective Service Case Manager/Investigator (Current Employee) – Las Cruces, NM – October 11, 2018
There is no advancement working for the state of New Mexico, unless someone likes you, or you know someone. The agencies I have worked for have clicks and to much discrimination and favoritism. I have not seen a raise in over 10 years. The Governor has only given raises to state agencies she prefers and veto's every one else. people have been hired in the agency I work for and they get a hire starting salary then I have received. I am ashamed of the State of New Mexico Government Jobs. Like I stated once its not what you know, it's who you know to get a raise, or a good position to help you make good money.
the Carlsbad mvd has a very bad manager. Very high turn around because no one know what is going on there. Not sufficient training. Very rude. I made a few complaints to the Santa Fe office, and they didn't believe me. THey did nothing about her harassing me and making it unbareable to work there.
Unfortunately Management is not proactive or knowledgeable
Eligibility Interviewer (Former Employee) – Las Cruces, NM – September 16, 2018
I had a bad experience working for the state of new mexico. expectations are unreal, the culture of this department is to not be helpful, will criticize your work instead of showing you or train you, upper management is not proactive about real problems, everyone has a hidden agenda and unfortunately the state doesn't do much for the morale of the employees, If you are not upper management, you will never succeed with the state of new mexico... It was very disappointing working for the state.
mircomanaged, insurance with high premiums, unreal expectations, no training, no updated technology, no upgraded computers, require lots from employees but not support from state
Poor management, no advancement for employees, negative attitudes. Not a fun place to work. A hostile work environment.. A typical day at work, checking in files handling all file requests, file searches, filing paper work. The hardest part of the job: not being able to move up in job positions when you were qualified.
Retirement Specialist II (Former Employee) – Santa Fe, NM – September 6, 2018
They do not train properly and to me set people up to fail I was dealing with abuse in my family and was told to leave my personal life at the door. Work like dogs and terminated instead of mentoring or helping.
Decent pay and good benefits with retirement
Too much micromanage not enough training and way too much politics
Program Manager (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – August 28, 2018
A bureaucracy that requires patience and tolerance with all the challenges this type of work environment will present. You will be dealing with a variety of personalities and you will need to work effectively with these personalities in order to get your work done.
Line Manager (Former Employee) – United States – August 13, 2018
Working at the State of NM was very stressful. Trying to please clients and management. Unrealistic goals were set and some not achieved. Not a good working relationship between higher ups in state management and lower level offices
I enjoy working with children,families, my coworkers,etc
Receptionist/Secretary (Current Employee) – Grants, NM – July 25, 2018
A typical day a work is busy with emergencies, visitations with families, getting state cars ready for employees throughout the day, payments, filing etc. With my supervisor it is pretty hard to take time off,with her being off a lot. I enjoy working with my coworkers and helping out in anyway that I can. I love children and will do what I can to make them feel comfortable and happy.
I was an excellent worker while working at the state of new Mexico, however I was almost the only person who strove to be an honest, and hard worker. if someone was in the same situation I was in at the time then that would be the only way I would recommend working for the state of New Mexico as I was
There was a lot of preferential treatment to employees who were related to someone or could "play the game" and kiss-up to the right person, favors given to friends of those in State leadership, and bullying of employees who ask questions about corruption. These made it hard to be a productive employee.
Cadre (Current Employee) – Roswell, NM – June 2, 2018
I was a cadre for NMYCA. There was basically no chance for advancement and little chance for raises. Those who excel couldn't really get recognized with compensation or advancement and those who under performed never really got reprimanded. During my time there, middle management was great but entirely strangled by upper management. So raises or reprimands never got far as it all had to go up to the owners/upper management and they really didn't care as long as warm bodies there to watch the cadets