State of New Mexico Employee Reviews

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Cut throat and no appreciation
Cadre (Current Employee) –  Roswell, NMJune 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
Pros
Vacation
Cons
Micromanaging, no opportunity for advancement
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overall the department struggles to maintain organization
Family Assistance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMMay 20, 2018
very high turn over as the expectations are not conveyed to new hires. Management is very destructive and unyielding in their quest to maintain a healthy and balanced work environment.
Pros
benefits and program knowledge
Cons
Management and the politics
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3.0
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A lot of politics
Coordinator, Office of Injury Prevention (Former Employee) –  New Mexico state-wideMay 18, 2018
I learned a lot and would not trade the experience, however, there were unhealthy dynamics in the office that were not addressed even though there were years of complaints.
Pros
good hours and balance of work/personal life
Cons
political, cut throat, problems swept under the rug
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4.0
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it good place to work
QA Lead /Scrum Master (Current Employee) –  Santa Fe, NMMay 17, 2018
no career growth or salary increment when working with states. But got lot of opportunity to learn new things and explorer ourselves in different areas.
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5.0
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Great place to work.
IT Technical Support Specialist III (Current Employee) –  Santa Fe, NMMay 15, 2018
I like the ability to work on my own and achieve at my own pace. I like the retirement and the ability to have off every weekend. I wish there was an opportunity to work overtime if wanted.
Pros
Quiet, my own office
Cons
No overtime availability
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3.0
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Critical
Portales-Magistrate Court Clerk (Current Employee) –  Portales, NMMay 10, 2018
Everyday the desk is piled with cases and there are traffic citations and disgruntled customers. One must strive for the best in all work whether courtroom or counter with minimum error as possible. At times demanding and not room for advancement.
Pros
healthcare and retirement
Cons
short breaks
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Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  Bernalillo, NMMay 1, 2018
a very good place to work, great employees great job advancement.
learned a lot about wildland fire service and firefighting. great training opportunity.
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very good place to work
Hazardous Materials Technician (Current Employee) –  Santa Fe, NMMay 1, 2018
very good culture very enjoyable. very good learning environment. training very much the culture. possibility for advancement is great.
very good employees.
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Staff Manager Aging & Long Term Services Depart (Former Employee) –  Santa Fe, NMApril 29, 2018
Working for the state is a working in a bureaucratic environment with a top down mentality. In order to advance, you need to leave your current position and change jobs. THere are seldom any raises.
If you do not have a good supervisor, your life can be bad. Nepotism and favoritism run rampant. Getting another job can be difficult as they usually hire from within. It is a numbers game, you have to keep app;lying to as many jobs as possible in order to find that 1 really open job, as they hire from within most of the time. However, the benefits cannot be bet and if you can last 20-25 years in the system -- they do have an excellent pension plan. Health insurance benefits are great as well.
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Do not work at NMBHI
Psychiatric Technician (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NMApril 27, 2018
I was a tech there for years and years saw many many awful things .
Seems like NMBHi has gone down hill so much it's not gonna survive much longer.
As for the benefits there are really none the deductibles for the insurance u need a loan the co- pays are also really high good luck if u need blood work done take out a loan for it ...
The overtime is ridiculous they cannot keep anyone employed at NMbhi it's run like a high school drama where u got the favorites that get ahead and hard workers left behind.
No chance for advancement in that place it's who you know or related to.
I have seen where people beat up the patients and are caught on camera but depends who you are nothing will happen to u but if u r not on their favorites list u r out the door...
Funny how they can have people that are on probation for felonies head departments but be me or u we would be out the door ...
Typical work week consistents of 5 16 hour days all the while u are told you can do better than ur best if u refuse to stay for the mandatory overtime daily they will fire you unless u on their favorites list.
As for the union backing the members ,good luck with that most worthless union ever .....
I would not recommend working at NMBHI in any position unless u really need a job get the two weeks training n bail .
Another sad thing is if you are a veteran NMBHI does not give hiring or promotion preference to you pretty sad place to work for unless you a con man n u will move up the ladder there very quickly..
Pros
None what so ever
Cons
high stress, forced overtime, very cheap insurance coverage, very very poor management running that circus
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Too slow paced, low pay
Technical Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Santa Fe, NMApril 24, 2018
Working for the State of New Mexico seemed like a good idea when I signed on. However, the slow pace and low salary was not what I was looking for. I want to be engaged and work in a fast pace environment where cross training and career advancement is possible.
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4.0
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Productive
Public Information Officer (PIO) (Former Employee) –  Santa Fe, NMApril 20, 2018
• Spokesperson for the State of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.
• Promoted awareness of the Public Regulation Commission (PRC), provided information (press releases) to local, regional and national media (media relations).
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Too political
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5.0
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Great place to work
Juvenile Corrections Officer (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMApril 17, 2018
Like all other places there are a few bad apples but other then that management and staff were great. As long as you did your job correct you had nothing to worry about and unit manager and lead workers would have your back.
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CYFD Supervisor
CPS Investigation Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Socorro, NMApril 12, 2018
This is an exciting and challenging career. The past regional management has been difficult. The local management and the management on the State level was supportive and helpful.
Pros
Challenging career
Cons
Overtime and on-call work that is not paid to mid management
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Great place to work
Administrative Law Judge (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMApril 10, 2018
My position at the State was a Term Position, and temporary by its nature. But, it was a great place to work, with interesting assignments and co-workers.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Low pay that was proper for the job
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Intake with clients to determine benefit eligibility
Family Assistance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMApril 4, 2018
A typical day was getting to work at 7:50am, as the management would insist that you were at your desk and working at 8:00am. If you left your office to go the bathroom, you were stopped and asked where you were going. You were expected to be at your desk at all times, and frowned upon to take a break. You are not allowed to speak to other co-workers during the day.
The only time a supervisor would say something to me was to tell me to increase my input, even though I was had the highest rating in the office.
It was a negative environment by management that made the job very stressful.
Pros
own office
Cons
Bad management
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Typical work day
Business Analyst/DW Analyst (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMMarch 29, 2018
High paced working environment with multiple projects at a time. Projects were challenging but doable. People are supportive of new ideas and concepts.
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Fair place to work
Administrative Services Director/CFO (Current Employee) –  Santa Fe, NMMarch 28, 2018
Overall salaries are low compared to similar jobs in the public sector. Job security for Classified employees. Good retirement.
Wonderful place to work for individuals that have another source of income and supplement that with salary from State government job.
Pros
Government job
Cons
Low salaries
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Awesome job to have
Home Health Aide (Former Employee) –  Los Lunas, NMMarch 24, 2018
Very rewarding job. Working with individuals with disabilitiesbwas a real life changing job. It teaches you to be less judgemental of people, and to have more compassion. It can be challenging if the disability is more mental then physical but I have had way more positive then negative experiences with this job.
Pros
rewarding, appreciative, positive
Cons
Passing of individuals due to health or disabilities difficult sometimes
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Difficult to move up
Education Support and Transition (Former Employee) –  LasCrucesMarch 23, 2018
Okay place to work. Little support for advancement. Hours were good I was home by 3 pm each day. It was a challenging place to work because it was a high school at a Juvenile detention facility.
Pros
Strong team approach
Cons
Some meanial taks to perform
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