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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 (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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 Management

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.

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  1. Good experience

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

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits! Been here 1 year and I'm still discovering cool benifits.

    Cons

    low pay, not many raises either.

    Advice to Management

    Give raised to non-management(the doers).


  2. 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 (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


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