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State of Nevada Reviews

Updated 2 Dec 2019

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3.3
63%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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State of Nevada CEO Brian Sandoval
Brian Sandoval
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good benefits and job security(in 18 reviews)

  • "Job security if you don't mind being treated like a mindless robot(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Other benefits are paltry compared to the private sector or even other law enforcement agencies(in 12 reviews)

  • "Had to furlough because of budget crisis back then(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "State of Nevada LEO"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Law Enforcement Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Department of Public Safety boasts some of the best equipment in the country. The staff that are there are deeply committed to the values the organization talks about. There is a large degree of mobility to move positions both laterally and vertically.

    Cons

    PERS is a brutally high deduction (around 23%). Other benefits are paltry compared to the private sector or even other law enforcement agencies.

    State of Nevada2019-12-02
  2. "Its hard to beat a state job"

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    Current Employee - Document Specialist in Carson City, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great co-workers, benefits rock, feel valued

    Cons

    sometimes you need to work long hours, commuting

    State of Nevada2019-11-01
  3. "Yes and no"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a decent insurance plan. Good working hours 8-5

    Cons

    They can throw you around to different offices/jobs if they outsource your job.

    State of Nevada2019-10-29
  4. "Solid career path with alot of opportunities for growth."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Services Officer III in Carson City, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunity for growth, good retirement.

    Cons

    One bad supervisor can ruin a great job.

    Advice to Management

    Always listen to your employees no matter what level position they have.

    State of Nevada2019-09-06
  5. "Overall good if you don't want to advance"

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    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.

    State of Nevada2019-08-21
  6. "Good pay... promoting is a joke"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Hire actual traininers to create all the training via online video/webinar so that people can be trained by people who know how to train. Also, hire managers with experience managing people.

    State of Nevada2019-08-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Basic government job"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Carson City, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job for younger person intending to stay and retire.

    Cons

    PERS and pay are not beneficial to older employees.

    State of Nevada2019-08-09
  8. "Probation/Parole Officer in Nevada (DPS)"

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    Former Employee - Probation and Parole Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Nevada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits: Annual and Sick Leave; Pension

    Cons

    Too many to mention Most of the management is horrible Reduction in Pension for Early Retirement

    Advice to Management

    Use the Golden Rule

    State of Nevada2019-08-01
  9. "Still a great place"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Carson City, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great community of people work there. Job stability is great and the retirement is great.

    Cons

    Because of the job security and it being a government job, it pays less than the private sector for a lot of positions and the employees of the State are constantly complaining about it. There’s also an alarming amount of lazy workers throughout that can make it hard to concentrate on doing a good job when you sit across from someone who spends eight hours a day on their cell phone.

    State of Nevada2019-06-11
  10. "Do your homework about the agency before accepting a job offer"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Nevada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The State can be a great place to work but only if you make the right Agency choice.

    Cons

    PERS (retirement system) is excellent but if you have significant private sector experience (and social security credits) do the math before accepting a job. Your social security benefit WILL be reduced by your PERS benefit because of the federal windfall provision statute. This is actually a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Personnel rules, policies, and procedures aren't simply suggestions; they are meant to ensure fairness, equity, and prevent discrimination in the workplace.

    State of Nevada2019-06-15
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