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Working with the State of Utah Department of Workforce Services has been challenging and rewarding.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Workforce Specialist  in  Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Workforce Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

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

Pros

- Experience working with special populations and various temporary assistance programs.
- Allows you to help the public and make a difference.
- Provides a flexible work schedule and paid time off.
- Health insurance benefits are great.

Cons

- The job can sometimes get stressful with continually changing goals and standards

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It may help to stay consistent with standards put in place.

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Neutral Outlook

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    Juvenile Court senior probation officer

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    Current Employee - Probation Officer III
    Current Employee - Probation Officer III

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The state has excellent benefits including generous vacation and sick leave, good health insurance at a very reasonable price, and good retirement benefits. State employees also have a lot more job stability then the private sector. Working for the state allows a good balance of work / personal life.

    Cons

    The salary as a state employee is far below what would be expected in the private sector. Also, any secondary employment has to be approved and cannot have any potential conflicts of interest making it very hard to find a second job that uses your job skills. Another con is the lack of opportunities for advancement.

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    Provide more training and opportunities for staff who are interested in advancing to management positions.

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    Employment with the state: It can be rewarding, but apathy and incompetence are a bit too commonplace

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Unique experiences which would be hard to obtain in other settings. Good benefits including pension. Company goals, values, and accomplishments are meaningful, and valuable to the community.

    Cons

    It can be very hit-or-miss with regards to management. Many areas have very reasonable managers/supervisors that work well and encourage and reward employees, other areas have terrible managers with terrible interpersonal skills and a complete lack of professionalism. In my experience, incompetent individuals have been promoted to management based merely on their incompetence at performing their duties, and it was easier to promote than to go through the process of building a case for termination. In general I would say that this is becoming less common, and HR is getting better at preventing such things, but incompetence is still all to common.
    Raises, bonuses, and incentives are essentially non-existent, which leads to general apathy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It can be very hit-or-miss with regards to management. Many areas have very reasonable managers/supervisors that work well and encourage and reward employees, other areas have terrible managers with terrible interpersonal skills and a complete lack of professionalism. In my experience, incompetent individuals have been promoted to management based merely on their incompetence at performing their duties, and it was easier to promote than to go through the process of building a case for termination. In general I would say that this is becoming less common, and HR is getting better at preventing such things, but incompetence is still all to common.
    Raises, bonuses, and incentives are essentially non-existent, which leads to general apathy.

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    Neutral Outlook
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