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Wonderful people to work with but LOW SALARIES and NEPOTISM.

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

I worked at State of Utah full-time for more than a year

Pros

The atmosphere is generally professional and co-workers are incredibly friendly.

Cons

Elected officials score political points by keeping state employee salaries far below market value. Jobs that do pay well are awarded to friends and family. I lost motivation to seek stick with this employer after I witnessed two separate incidences of nepotism. To make matters worse, people didn't seem to think there was anything wrong with nepotism.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

State employee salaries do not need to be sky-high but they must be set near, if not at, average market levels. Otherwise the people who carry out your policies are going to struggle to maintain motivation. If you treat your employees well, they will always perform at a higher level and that is the goal of Utah's legislature and executive arms. Then citizens will receive even better service from state employees.

Nepotism also hurts performance. When an aspiring employee sees a job awarded to management's under qualified friend or family member they conclude that hard work does not pay here. They would be right to believe this.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gunnison, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gunnison, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good coworkers. Interesting work. It will change your perspective.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Masculine perspective from both staff and inmates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking and DO something

    Recommends
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    High achievers not recognized

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible Hours.
    Multiple challenging tasks.
    Time to learn new technologies.
    No pressure environment.

    Cons

    Incompetency is accepted and even promoted.
    Innovation is not rewarded by recognition or advancement.
    New programmers hired in at higher wages than existing employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward high achievers, It is hard when they have to show folks who make more than they do how to do their job.
    Make evaluations stand for something and let staff evaluate their supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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