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

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (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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    Really good honest hard work

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, a good chance for promotions, an organization that really tries to do its best and is accountable to taxpayers' money.

    Cons

    You can feel like a sausage in the grinder because there is not a lot of variety in this job. But, you can definitely learn a ton at Dept of Workforce Services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am struck by the amount of turnover for Specialists, especially given the large amount of time and money spent to train for a difficult job. Please try to hold onto people longer and work on improving staff morale.

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    Neutral Outlook
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