State of West Virginia Employee Reviews

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Move on to a better job
Inspector (Current Employee) –  WVJune 13, 2018
The upper management are spineless and will not back up their employees needs. Politics drives the whole train, so if your job is dependent on anything the lawmakers do, move on. Do not waste your time. Management will do ruthless things to protect the jobs of their friends or themselves, and the citizens of WV do not matter.
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Challenging
Recreational Orderly (Former Employee) –  West VirginiaDecember 18, 2018
I learn lots a patients with this job I worked with and interact with many culture diversity and personalities. With being around all these different cultures it help me differentiate how I should approach people in the matters of how they are feeling.
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Very Poor Management Led to Domino Effect
Hard Worker Who Got Crapped on (Former Employee) –  Charleston, WVFebruary 19, 2018
A typical day at work consisted of me doing everything thrown at me while others either took off, "worked from home" or were present, but didn't help much at all. I learned a lot in my time at the agency. I learned that no matter what happens, trust no one; including and especially management. The culture was laid back, had no structure, no motivation to improve processes of any kind, lack of communication, no training at all and it was every person for themselves. The hardest part of the job was trying to protect your work from being stolen by others and constantly fighting for what was right when the fight wasn't worth it. The most enjoyable of the job was teaching myself how to survive and eventually, walk away.
Cons
Management given role without the necessary skillset, Lack of communication, It's all who you know
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Liked the people I worked with
Director of Data Systems (Current Employee) –  Charleston, WVMay 25, 2018
Very little, if any, chance for advancement. State is renowned for low wages and benefits are being reduced. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with fellow staff.
Pros
Relative autonomy
Cons
Low pay
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stressful, but has opportunities for advancement.
Family Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Charleston, WVJuly 27, 2018
stressful work with some rewards to see people improve their quality of life. Opportunity to work with a team of competent co-workers. Advancement for those who prove themselves.
Pros
opportunities for advancement. good challenge.
Cons
Stressful, large caseload.
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job security
FIELD AUDITOR (Former Employee) –  Bluefield, WVOctober 11, 2018
Job security was the one good thing with working for the state of wv. Once you were past your probationary period, you were pretty much in until retirement.
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Always room for advancement. Paid time off is excellent. Health benefits are the best you can get anymore. Retirement & job security are guaranteed.
Economic Service Worker (Current Employee) –  Charleston, WVNovember 2, 2018
I love working for the DHHR. It can be stressful, but it is very rewarding & I never feel under-appreciated by my superiors. I am able to help people who are in need in my community & morale stays fairly high.
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Long hours little pay
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  BarbousvilleJanuary 27, 2018
Long hours with low pay. Poor management. Great benefits would work 80 hours a week. Staffing issues on all shifts. Very low pay for the kind of work performed
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Awesome job!
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Glenville, WVJanuary 10, 2019
This job was great! It allows you to help others in an environment where the need is endless. The excitement from being able to help someone else is a feeling second to none!
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great work environment
Director of Social Services (Former Employee) –  Charleston, WVMay 25, 2018
perfect environment that allows you to get out of it what you are wiling to put into it. Freedom to work on your strengths and plenty of support available
Pros
flex time
Cons
salary
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Awesome place to work, great co-workers
Director of Security and Safety (Former Employee) –  Charleston, WVSeptember 20, 2018
Everyone worked well with others. Flexible hours, able to make up the hours missed at a later date in that pay period. Great work environment with the state museum on site, state archives also on site.
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Slow to hire and to make change
Program Manager I (Current Employee) –  Charleston, WVJanuary 20, 2018
The hiring and advancement is slow. Many people have been in the same position for many years with no change. Change is difficult to make happen as the many people are protective of the knowledge they have and are very slow to share.
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Management
Cons
Lack of hange
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Stable employment
Economic Service Worker (Current Employee) –  Ripley, WVNovember 26, 2017
Dealing with clients applying for state and federal benefits
processing paperwork and application
get all federal and state holidays and weekend off
Pros
Stable employment with competitive benefits package
Cons
slow process for advancement
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good job
HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR II (Current Employee) –  Charleston, WVJanuary 20, 2019
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Good Job. Learn fast . learn fast ability to grasp new ideas and concepts of transportation industry. everyday job ful filling
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More work than pay.
CSR/Driver Examiner/Title Clerk (Current Employee) –  Williamson, WVJuly 15, 2018
Many of the people that come into the DMV are defensive, whether they have a reason or not. A big part of my job is to turn that attitude about the DMV into a positive encounter. I have been doing that successively (for the most part, some people will NEVER be satisfied completely) for almost 16 years.
Pros
9-5, weekends off.
Cons
A lot of mental stress at times.
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Horrible Management, long work hours, horrible pay
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) –  Parkersburg, WVOctober 1, 2017
If you are wanting a job that has long work hours and poor management with next to nothing pay for the type of work you do the this is the job for you. I work where the management gets involved with all the staff drama and plays favorites at work. The management also micro manages everything you do. Most of the co-workers will back stab you every chance they get. The state is doing what they typically do put band aids on the problems that need fixed until it gets to the point where it has to be addressed and then fixed.
Pros
Decent benefits
Cons
Low pay, Horrible management, Micromanagement
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Lottery Investigator (Current Employee) –  Wheeling, WVAugust 2, 2017
This is a government job, working as an investigator providing support to the West Virginia Lottery as well as the West Virginia State Police. Working long hours in a casino environment, making sure they are compliant with state laws. Quality personnel, with diverse backgrounds. Solid management guidance, and understanding with family matters.
Pros
Health Care, benefits and paid time off
Cons
Lower wages compared to industry standards
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Good job and benefits
Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Wayne County, WVDecember 27, 2017
Working for the State is a great opportunity. The pay is not competitive to other state jobs or in private sector. Can advance to higher positions or opportunity in other fields.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Pay is not competitive as other states
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Great co-workers, poor pay.
SECRETARY II (Current Employee) –  Charleston, WVJune 15, 2018
After learning the state systems, the job is still a little challenging but can easily become monotonous. The people I work with are dedicated and knowledgeable. The hardest part of the job is getting accustomed to the pay. The most enjoyable part of the job would be the co-workers, with a few exceptions (as with any employer).
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No real help with Supervisors
Veteran Service Officer (Former Employee) –  Charleston, WVMay 5, 2017
Although someone is properly trained, advancement is difficult and often management does not offer much assistance. Benefits appear to be reasonable until you have many deductibles and dental and vision and hearing are not covered under medical coverage and those also have many deductibles to be fulfilled before payment is rendered.
Pros
Its a job.
Cons
Too much stress.
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