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Not worth the stress

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

I have been working at State of Utah full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

No "call off" due to patient census; retirement plan; sick time accrual; holiday time; vacation time.

Cons

Increased costs of benefits; understaffed; 3-4 month hiring process, then another two months training before staff can actually work; unable to have a word in any decisions. Some administrators do not listen to suggestions from some employees, but will to their "favorites". An atmosphere of distrust among employees toward administration.

Advice to Management

Listen to all of the employees, not just the few. Get rid of the nepotism.

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  1. State of Utah Peon III

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable with solid benefits. Work life balance isn't too bad either.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic to the max. Its funny, there are many in the organization that eschew inefficient government bureaucracies. They believe they are above it all and their work follows the private sector. These are typically the worst offenders.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make the perfect the enemy of the good just because you don't have to worry about the bottom line.

  2. Department of Technology Services

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

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job stability
    CIO was let go
    Above average work life balance - work schedules, observed vacations, in house gyms, cafeterias
    Working with other agencies

    Cons

    Management is not involved - unless an agency complains
    Grossly outdated, inefficient procedures
    Consistently ranks last in the state agency annual employee moral survey
    Jobs are filled by upper management, even if the department manager objects
    Little adherence to industry best practices
    Blame game environment
    1% raise in 3 years
    Lack of inter agency coordination - every agency for themselves
    A lot of politics
    The fired CIO's right hand man was not let go at the same time

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees as much as the state legislature and be available. Require managers and supervisors to learn their departments procedures, not leave employees alone to figure things out themselves. Take the employee moral survey seriously and act on it. Show up more than once a year at Christmas time to provide updates and obtain employee feedback. Get involved and take charge of rogue agencies that dictate internal policy rather than adhere to it. Promote employees and stand up for them when confronted by other agencies - at least give them the benefit of the doubt. Define clear career paths for employees.

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