Salt Lake County, UT

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Salt Lake County, UT Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great government agency to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    the pay was decent, it however is not very competitive comparably. SLCO is very dependable

    Cons

    the workforce is pretty bare minimum so a lot of employees are doing the job of two people. There hasnt been pay increases in a number of years

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great!

    • 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 Salt Lake County, UT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pension, vacation/sick/paid holidays. Security!

    Cons

    The county is ran by politicians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Worst job ever.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good people at the county and some good ideas.

    Cons

    SLCO operates like a 1980's company in the year 2014. The management and administration do not approach change thoughtfully or with realistic expectations. The employee culture is one of fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of people who are not good at their jobs and genuinely recruit and keep the people who are - it's that easy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Nice place to work. + job security, but lacks growth

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

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Management seems to care about their employees and they work hard to create a comfortable environment. My position has a lot of autonomy which is wonderful, and I feel respected at all levels. The positions here all seem to be very secure. The compensation is "fair", but could be better. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of growth and compensation package. It's possible to move up, but it takes a very long time (many years), and moving up doesn't give you a large salary increase. Some people have been here over 10 years and don't have a salary much more than their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate salary more often. Leadership and management should not make over 35-40% over the average employee's salary. This is why the economy is in a difficult place, because leadership in organizations are compensating themselves 100% over the employee's salary and not giving fair wage increases to the workforce. Low salary increases turn-over, which ends up costing the organization more in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Okay job, a lot of bureaucratic corruption

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard
    Former Employee - Lifeguard

    I worked at Salt Lake County, UT part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It was pretty easy to get hired, not a terrible interview process. Free powerade for lifeguards, free admission to pool, etc.

    Cons

    If you work an at outdoor facility, it is hot and the patrons can be jerks sometimes. People are sometimes promoted based on favorites, not experience/performance, etc. Petty cliques among some coworkers were also annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competant pool management (people that won't make stupid decisions). Of course this can be hard if you aren't offering very good wages....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Lots of legal secretary experience

    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love working with the people at the salt lake district attorneys

    Cons

    you are always busy... but i like that

    Recommends
  8.  

    Welcome To The Past

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Computer Operations Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Contractor - Computer Operations Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Salt Lake County, UT as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are some very skilled and friendly people. The ability to learn is endless because there are quite a few individuals willing to help strengthen and build your skill set.

    Cons

    There is a 'Always don it this way' attitude even though the processes are manual and could very easily be automated for productivity purposes. Unfortunately, I had to learn the hard way that back stabbing and the 'throw you under the bus' mentality was very prevalent. This of course made this a very non-team oriented environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more encouragement of change and innovation. The resistance of change and innovation is very counter productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Usher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT part-time

    Pros

    Work with the public, get to see world class performances for free. Fun co-workers and keeps you very busy

    Cons

    Upper management does not listen to our advise or suggestions that would make things better for the patrons and the ushers. They think it should all work out as they see it should, nit actually in the theater with the patrons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    A great place to have not just a job, but a career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salt Lake County, UT

    Pros

    Just the right size. Not so big that you feel like a number. Big enough to provide a sense of security.

    Cons

    Government changes with each new administration. This can make social service programs vulnerable in a republican dominated state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it all about the people. Be sure to visit all programs and all shift. Pay attention and make each person feel that they are part of the team and play a special part.

  11.  

    Stable Government Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable work
    Job Security
    Paycheck every two weeks

    Cons

    Pay freeze for nearly 5 years.
    Increase in premium for benefits every year even though pay stayed the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get pay back to where it should be according to salary charts you send out every year.

    Doesn't Recommend

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