I am extremely grateful for my time with the State of Wyoming. It gives you an opportunity to mentor and guide young men and offer them hope for their futures. I am only choosing to leave due to aging parents and the need to relocate to Texas.
Caseworker State of Wyoming DFS (Current Employee) – Torrington, WY – May 7, 2018
Lots of internal politics. Culture in work place can be toxic at times. Multiple responsibilities and heavy work load. Unfair practices attached to opportunity to promote. Not what you know, but who. Talent is overlooked for popular candidates. Similar to a High School atmosphere.
Other administrative (Current Employee) – Cheyenne, WY – March 25, 2018
It's hard to get on with the state unless you know someone. We have not had a raise for years. With inflation, insurance cost share and retirement cost shares all going up - WE ARE GOING BACKWARDS MATT! My managers have no clue about my job. I have had to train myself. Everyone is so overworked they can't help you.
Low pay, keeps going down without raises, can't beat inflation and raising benefits cost
Managers are too buy, place run like a police station, only able to deal with emergencies.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Cheyenne, WY – March 23, 2018
was a family of people who were there to help people. Was very stressful at times but someone was always there to ask if you needed help. Benefits were awesome and management was flexible with family emergencies.
Allowed freedom to employ skills with reasonable supervision
Florida HRS 13 Unit Service Center Director (Former Employee) – Wyoming Department of Community Programs – March 19, 2018
Employment with the State of Wyoming offered opportunity and encouragement for professional growth; e.g., time to pursue Masters Degree, continued post-graduate courses; and opportunity and support to improve service delivery while expanding community network.
Allowed Flex Time To Pursue Masters Degree
Limited Community Resources Required Personal Enhancement Effort
Office Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Casper, WY – March 16, 2018
Love the people and benefits. Starting out wage sucks. The employees haven't had a raise for years (including cost of living raise even though medical keeps raising). Work really hard, but not if it crosses paths outside of your box. Very good about working with your flex time for outside appointments/ family.
Custodian/Janitor (Former Employee) – Cheyenne, WY – February 8, 2018
Started work with absolutely no training or idea of state standards. Operated forklifts and was required to use them to do my job without any training. The state is all about cronyism. Only way to get promotion is by being friends with the supervisor. Supervisors have absolutly no accountability. I was required to drive my personal vehicle 15 miles a day on the clock without any compensation. If your a hard working honest individual who expects to be held accountable for doing wrong/unsafe acts this isnt for you. If you do work here you will be reminded everyday how expendable and not worth anything you are. They will not empower you to become anything but a lazy idiot that should kiss butt and look the other way when something is going wrong. I went into this job thinking i had a great oppertunity ahead of me. Instead im now im questioning my own integrity. The state is all about being friends and never doing work. I wouldnt reccomend this job to anyone unless you like to brown nose , have no integrity or self respect. Do yourself a favor and keep looking elsewhere.
I really liked working as a Risk Analyst for the State, however it was a Super busy office, and they could use one or two more employee's to function in a fast paced environment. I learned a ton as a Risk Analyst, and the manager was very nice.
Nurse (Current Employee) – Evanston, WY – November 22, 2017
I would never recommend a nurse work for the State. The Leaders in Cheyenne have no clue, they are office people that have never stepped foot in a health care facility, and they do not trust their leaders in the facility to make things right. I know my leader has tried and tried to make things better only to be stopped by those that have no clue. There is not enough staff in the facilities.
Supervisor was horrible. Favortism showed to favorites. New people and unliked people get all bad jobs. Constantly harrassed and put down by uneducated and jelous co-workers. People tell on you to gain favortism with boss. Some co-workers kiss bosses butt with gifts and invited to gatherings. During plow season you work whenever it snows. Actually had fun plowing. All the people there are friends that drink and hang together. They protect each other .No use in going to management about bad boss. All the bosses are dumb and not qualified for their job. They got their job from friends promoting them. Bottom of the barrel workers. Don't work there unless desperate. It's a place to work until you find a good job.
Law Enforcement Officer (Current Employee) – Torrington, WY – September 27, 2017
The state of Wyoming has allowed a culture of Cronyism to exist, regardless of department. When a promotion becomes available, it is most likely going to a hunting buddy, drinking buddy, or spouse of a buddy. Management is encouraged to lie to staff for retention purposes and in most cases recruitment promises are never kept. People have moved hundreds of miles to this state and were fed a bunch of lies. Frankly, those who live in this state should be embarrassed of the direction the state agencies have been allowed to go.
Free Food, Overtime, Overtime, and some health insurance.
Make less now than when I started, State continues to cut benefits, Management Lies, Corruption.