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Juvenile Court senior probation officer

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Probation Officer III
Current Employee - Probation Officer III

I have been working at State of Utah full-time (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.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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Neutral Outlook

67 Other Employee Reviews for State of Utah (View Most Recent)

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    Really good honest hard work

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    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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    Stable environment, that is has a good work-life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits: Good Time Off, Good Retirement Plans, Good Health Care

    Overtime is compensated

    Overtime has to be approved by upper management which keeps work weeks typically at 40 hours.

    Training and mentoring occurs on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Some management tries to prevent you from using comp-time earned through overtime.

    Technical staff are not paid as much as found in private sector.

    Budgets are always shrinking, so raises are rare.

    No Paid Technical training.

    Multiple Departments have different agendas which sometime conflict with each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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