State of Utah

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Juvenile Court senior probation officer

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • 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

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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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    Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Working for the State of Utah generally provides stable employment, and your coworkers will typically be wonderful people, at least in my experience.

    Cons

    Working for the State of Utah historically has had great government benefits: health care, defined pension benefit plan, etc. however these have been steadily eroded by the legislature in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The State of Utah is doing better financially than the vast majority of State governments in the country, so the recent erosion in salary and benefits is puzzling. If continued, the State will accelerate the loss of institutional memory and quality employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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