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State of Utah Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Progressive technology, great team of people to work with, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Great Benefits with opportunities to anvance and diversify (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is low, not a lot of growth opportunities (in 7 reviews)

  • The salary as a state employee is far below what would be expected in the private sector (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good job, little chance for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Appraisal Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Tax Appraisal Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the job, little stress and lots of vacation with good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is low, not a lot of growth opportunities. most management positions will be there for life. Raises are only available through licensing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The department continues to use the same practices despite new and good alternatives being presented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It's government, you get paid in the work you do, but sometimes that doesn't cut it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Utah (more than a year)

    Pros

    Time-off: working 4-10's is great, you get to stack your vacations with two extra free vacation days at no cost to you or the employer.
    Work-life balance is good here too because you are able to establish that perfect balance without feeling guilty.

    Cons

    Office culture here is tarnished by diplomacy. It is very hard to make change and disrupt the culture. Mavericks, you have been warned.
    Salary is lacking compared to national standards by nearly 20%, but they have decent health care.

    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great people to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst III in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flex schedule some people can still work 4 10's. Awesome people to work with. More stabile than private company. State gives excercise time during the week so you can stay healthy.

    Cons

    LOW PAY! All those benefits but the pay is so extremely low that many people have second jobs just to make a living. Health benefits and retirement benefits are becoming more and more like a corporate company but the state will not pay people what the corporate world will. Millions of auditors, not a penny gets spent without it getting scrutinized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people a more competitive salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Disappointing, but expected.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Because the State eliminates positions by attrition, there is always more work than can be done. Therfore, you have good job security. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Not innovative. Not ambitious for excellence. Poor, very poor management. I don't understand how so many managers have graduated from this supposed Certified Professional Managers (CPM) course at The U and continue to provide such sub-par performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change. Be the one to begin to change the culture in your department. Motivate and reward employees. Ask for ideas from the people in the trenches. Be a manager for crying out loud.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They don't value employees and it shows

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Program Specialist II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Health Program Specialist II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get exercise time to use during work hours, however you can't use it at the beginning or end of the day. I liked my co-workers and my actual job duties.

    Cons

    Hard work isn't rewarded. You have no chance of ever being promoted or getting raises. The pay is really low. They are not flexible with hours. It's an 8-5 M-F gig. At one point they had a 4 - 10 schedule and even though all of the employees loved it, the state did away with it. I felt like they didn't want career long term employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    Good place to work. Provide quality training.

    Cons

    Pay isn't good any more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Stable, but no rewards

    Current Employee - Program Specialist II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Program Specialist II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    There is some flexibility with work schedules, such as 4x10's, etc, but it depends on your job assignment.
    There is also some flexibility with exercise time.
    The fast accumulation of annual and sick leave help you make sure you can take a vacation here and there.

    Cons

    Hard work is not rewarded, so you end up with people that just do the bare minimum.
    There is little opportunity for raises unless you keep changing jobs - to a higher paying one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your good employees.

  9.  

    Good Place, not great money

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work environment.

    Cons

    Utah tends to pay the bottom of the pay window.

  10.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    Benefits, plenty of time off, good health benefits

    Cons

    no bonuses, no company paid holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is really good at identifying and promoting talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    Nice place to work for now

    Cons

    Good be better if try more

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