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Stressful
Network Technical Specialist III (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNMarch 20, 2019
If one never knows who will be in charge and if that person is qualified, it is hard to feel secure and happy in your job. Unfortunately, the person in charge - on average - was not qualified and made everyone's jobs very difficult to perform.
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Product inspection
FDA product inspection (Former Employee) –  TennesseeMarch 18, 2019
Managing the inspection of products and ensuring an environment safe for consumers inder the age of 18 is an important aspect of this job. Regulations are implemented to increase shopper friendly environments in the marketplace.
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Good unit and nice people
Administrative Assistant 2 (Former Employee) –  TennesseeMarch 12, 2019
High turnover in this department. There is very little training specific to the position. Volume of workload far exceeds the amount of time allotted. Each procedure has multiple time consuming steps with antiquated computer and software systems to work with. Very difficult to complete a project with constant distractions from phone calls and email inquiries. The tasks are not difficult but excessive.
Pros
Paid time off accures quickly. Multiple state holidays throughout the year.
Cons
Pay rate pales in comparison to similar positions in private sector. HIgh volume of tasks.
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Advocating for Others
Attorney 3, Assistant General Counsel (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNMarch 8, 2019
Having the ability to travel in Middle Tennessee and help others. I am able to advocate for the vulnerable adults who are unable to advocate for themselves.
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Correctional Corproal
Correctional Corporal (Former Employee) –  Mountain City, TNMarch 6, 2019
Supervisor on Third shift.
Arrive around 21:15 for security briefing before 2200 shift began
Supervised eight officers and entered individual employment plans and critiques on each person.
Secured areas of operations including fence walks, Central Control Unit, Armory, Inmate Count totals
Great camaraderie with fellow employees, you could always count on your fellow officers to have your back.
Hated to leave the prison. I remained in Tennessee Dept. of Correction with a lateral transfer to Probation/Parole.
Pros
felt like family
Cons
none
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Great leadership from the DHS CIO.
SENOIR PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNMarch 6, 2019
DHS CIO drives the OT organization and isn't afraid to make "the decision".

They are advancing their PMO, but seen to be focusing on process over leadership and msnagement. They are also building obstacles to effective communications with leadership and project stakeholders.

That are also embracing Agile and are setting Agile up correctly.
Pros
That are also embracing Agile and are setting Agile up correctly.
Cons
PMO focus on process.
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Not the greatest place I've ever worked
Psychiatric Technician (Former Employee) –  Chattanooga, TNMarch 3, 2019
It's a job that pays well with great benefits, but the downside to it is that you may be injured while doing it. The majority of the staff had a genuine love for their job and duties but there were some who were just there for a paycheck and it showed in the way they handled their responsibilities. The hardest part of the job was getting too attached to patients who were only there for a short time. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help patients prepare for re-entry into their community and helping to ensure a successful transition.
Pros
great pay, benefits
Cons
short staffed at times, possibility of injury
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jealousy
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNFebruary 27, 2019
the people there are miserable, overweight and ugly and intimidated by new younger people who obtain more knowledge. It is very stressful to initiate questions
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Admirable work
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Lebanon, TNFebruary 25, 2019
The culture is in flux-DCS really needs the "old" ones out to change the culture in a positive direction. Policies are followed by new people but scoffed at by old. This causes friction
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Good
UAT Tester (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNFebruary 23, 2019
Nice atmosphere for work. Good team member, Good understanding and Very excellent team work with state of Tennessee. If i will get chance as a full time employee and good salary with state of Tennessee i would like to join with them.
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If you want a family life move on to other jobs!
Knoxville accounting (Former Employee) –  Knoxville, TNFebruary 22, 2019
This place is for people who want to work 2 hrs then drive from location to location doing what they want. The stops, mileage, places stoped at for amounts of time need to be monitored. Too many families been torn apart because of rotating cheating. And if you aren’t in their little clique you are a nobody! People who work here have no morals if they stay. It’s not for good pay it’s for other reasons! No lies being told here!
Pros
Free lunches mean nothing when u don’t wanna go to work
Cons
Cheaters, rude comments, having to watch people act like they Are at a club!
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Unqualified people in the wrong roles
Department of Treasury (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNFebruary 22, 2019
A majority of the Department has unqualified people in the wrong roles. I completely agree with others that it's who you know that is important. If you are talkative and are friends with leadership, it doesn't matter that you can't produce, you'll have a job and get promoted with no experience. Coming from private industry into Government has been a total shock at just how dysfunctional things are. High performers are frowned upon as they are seen as upsetting the apple cart. There are people with no applicable skills in leadership roles getting paid 6 figures. And almost everyone works 37.5 hours and takes an hour lunch daily. The productivity is non-existent and if you dare to say we can do more you are given the stink eye and branded an outcast and trouble maker. I was not challenged at all and was miserable working with what I consider to be slackers. Most workers are just there for the retirement benefits. The technology group is a joke and they break things all the time.
Pros
No overtime
Cons
No challenge, have to work with people that have no skills and are just looking for the pension.
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Rewarding and great learning environment.
Master's Level Social Worer (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNFebruary 20, 2019
DCS offers great experience on engagement and family planning that centers on the family strengths. DCS offers over 40 hours a year of crucial training that increase a social worker competence and benefits the clients involved.
Pros
Increase Competence level
Cons
higlhly stressful environment
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Cookeville Career center is a hostile work environment
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (Former Employee) –  Cookeville, TNFebruary 19, 2019
The relationship between the State staff and the Partner staff is tumultuous. Partner staff is unwilling to work with State staff. Partner staff works hard to force their will, by directing complaints directly to the top levels of management and ties the hands of the State Staff site team lead and Regional director. Partner Staff manager has an agenda that does not involve cooperation. This has created a hostile work environment. State will side with partner staff. Avoid this location.
Pros
Hours are great. Helping Vets
Cons
Lots of politics, beuacracy. Hostile work environment
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Great opportunity
Director of Statewide Training (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNFebruary 19, 2019
I was able to assist other TDOC employees in the pursuit of gaining training and education to further their careers. I was privileged to assist others.
Pros
Flexible Hours
Cons
Long Hours
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Thankless work
Child Protective Services Investigator 3 (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNFebruary 15, 2019
The work is worthwhile but the atmosphere is stressful and thankless. There is no work life balance and there is no support from management. I loved the families but hate the stress that the job causes.
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TDEC parks (Former Employee) –  Knoxville, TNFebruary 2, 2019
What a poor selection of management personal. It’s who you know that makes the advanances. You have people who are directors who have never managed people. The ones who are directors come into work at 10am and leave by 2pm what a waste of tax payers dollars. You can’t complain cause it’s a cut throat bunch. Productive ? Honestly if some of the folks missed work for 60-90 days there would be no back log of work cause they really don’t have nothing that’s important enough to get accomplished
Pros
Laid back
Cons
Buddy system
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fine
TENNESSEE (Former Employee) –  TENNESSEEFebruary 2, 2019
I dislike the way they handle human resource issues. No warnings, you are just fired. They should offer better opportunities to senior or superior employees.
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Great work/life balance
Benefits Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Nashville-Davidson, TNJanuary 30, 2019
Addressing employee and agency benefit inquiries with consistent approach to resolving issues. I learned that good customer service is first and foremost in all situations. Management motivation is to be successful as an individual and team effort. The hardest part is the ensuring that accurate information is provided in an ever changing environment. The most enjoyable part is hearing the employees or agency representatives stating that they were satisfied with the service provided them.
Pros
Team building events (meetings and celebrations)
Cons
Knowlege requirement with constant changes and revisions.
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A wonderful learning environment
Environmental Specialist (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNJanuary 30, 2019
The State is A wonderful Place To work! Everyday I Gained Knowledge. I learned so much about the ecology of Mosquitoes and Ticks. The Hardest Part Of The Job Was The Cold Weather. The Most enjoyable part of the job was interactions with the public.
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