State of Nevada Family Services Specialist I Reviews

Updated 30 Jan 2020

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  1. "Old School Mentality"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Services Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No nights or weekends, paid holidays and sick and vacation time.

    Cons

    Most workers promote based on who they know rather than what they know. A lot of upper management have an old school way of thinking.

  2. "Overall good if you don't want to advance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist 

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Retirement, Weekends off, 2 raises a year, Option of 4/10's or 5 /8 hr shift once probation is over. Co-workers are the best I've ever had.

    Cons

    Very clicky even with the Supervisors, Only friends are promoting in Las Vegas Area. If you go to Carson, you have a better shot. Supervisors are usually ok, but there is always changes that no other office does. EVERY office is different and has their own set of rules.


  3. "Good pay... promoting is a joke"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Services Specialist in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Nevada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I liked the pay and benefits (they were good before ACA at least). Not much good to say, the training was sloppy and surface. They had people who never trained before training, and people who never supervised before supervising, and people who never managed before managing. Sorry, guess thats not a pro

    Cons

    As much as they say they promote based on performance and skill, they don't. I watched the new boss's old team get promoted one by one to supervisor until all the sups were the boss's buddies.

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  4. "Family services specialist 2"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Service Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Nevada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits Annual/sick leave with pay

    Cons

    Few opportunities for growth unless you are willing to move to northern Nevada

  5. "Great place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist II in North Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay is fair, no weekends and paid holidays

    Cons

    promoting is a battle, the way its done needs to be revamped

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  6. Helpful (10)

    "Family Services Specialist I/II"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Family Services Specialist I in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Nevada for less than a year

    Pros

    Mon-Fri 8-5. Weekends off. Opportunity to work 4/10s. Paid training. Great people to work with. Personal fulfillment and satisfaction when you're able to help clients in need. Each case is different so there is not a lot of redundancy.

    Cons

    Pay is not the highest in the land. Can become jaded rather easily. If you're not comfortable with change, this isn't the right job for you. Policy changes often which requires a high level of adaptability. Office environment varies by location.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Case Worker"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Service Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Nevada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Traditional 9 - 5 hours and all holidays and weekends off.

    Cons

    It's public sector work so the budget is very low. The building is VERY old, the computers are outdated and there are barely any office supplies. I had to bring my own paper and pencil to training.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Family Services Specialist"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Family Services Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Nevada for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and the time off is better than most. The people you work with on average are good people who want to do their jobs.

    Cons

    Most of the state is decent. Welfare was one of the worst jobs I have ever had. One of the supervisors stole the Christmas party fund to buy heroin and the office supervisor told me inappropriate stories while working out. It was an extremely uncomfortable situation.

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Working with DWSS"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Services Specialist I in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time

    Pros

    Work hours are 8 to 5 with an hour lunch. All cases are processed same day which means there is no work left over for the next day. Most clients are fairly nice and almost everyone is a joy to work with. Safe work environment. Time off policy is excellent. You gain 4 hours of sick and another 4 for annual each paycheck. It's easy to take time off.

    Cons

    The job takes time to catch on to. There's a lot of information to learn and you can feel like you are not an asset or you may feel like you aren't catching on as quickly as you should. After a year you start to feel better about your position. The pay is not great for the amount of time and skill it takes to do the job. The retirement plan is great but they take 14.5 percent of your check for the first 5 years which takes some adjustments financially. It takes a toll on your finances. They take almost 200 out of each check. But it will be worth it at retirement.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "A satisfying place to work!! You won't get rich.....but it is very unlikely you will get laid off!!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Services Specialist I in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In the process of changing the manner in which cases are processed so that workers are not saddled with an overwhelming case load. Every once in a while you get the satisfaction of knowing you helped someone who really needed help!!

    Cons

    Constant changes in policies, you are subject to be moved from one district office to another depending on the agency's needs, and at least until 2015 you are still subject to the unpaid furloughs.

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