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Stable employment

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Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at State of Utah full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Good insurance policy for those who pass probationary period

Cons

Hard to advance as many are selected because of who they are pals with.

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

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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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