State of Connecticut
3.5 of 5 31 reviews
www.ct.gov Hartford, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

State of Connecticut Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
State of Connecticut – Stamford – “Courthouse”

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3.5 31 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

State of Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy

Dannel P. Malloy

(6 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    good working enviornmnt, on workers comp

    Dsw1 (Current Employee)
    Hartford, CT

    Prospeople person helping people with mental disabilities

    Conspeople person no I enjoy my work

    Advice to Senior Managementhopefully

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating.

    Programmer (Former Employee)
    East Hartford, CT

    ProsGreat benefits. 15 Vacation Days per year, 15 Sick Days per year. These can be carried over year after year to a max of 6 months each.

    ConsLow starting pay. They cannot compete for good, experienced IT employees. Upper IT management is more concerned with preserving the status quo than looking for new, more modern solutions. "Don't rock the boat" mentality. A schism exists between IT and customers. Customers have created their own IT organization which competes with official IT org. Since they cannot be competitive in salaries for new employees, they hire "consultants" at above market rates. These "Consultants" then stay on for very long terms; in some cases 7-8 years +.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake your heads out of the sand and get with modern technology.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great employer with a lot of potential for advancement

    Legal (Current Employee)
    Hartford, CT

    ProsGood pay, benefits, carrier mobility

    ConsWork hours are not flexible

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook to the employees that actually do the work for advice when making changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall non-competitive atmosphere with chance to learn and advance own's knowledge base

    Summer Worker (Information Systems Technologies) (Former Employee)
    Wethersfield, CT

    Prospersonable employees
    allows employees to work on side projects that may benefit the department
    upper management is easy to contact

    Conslarger IT projects tend to be left understaffed, leaving employees in a rush to complete objectives while maintaining other active duties

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more IT workers for the summer to aid in larger projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    psychiatric nurse

    Psychiatric Nurse (Former Employee)
    Middletown, CT

    Prosstrong union, job security, raises guaranteed somewhat

    Consraises are dependent on political climate. advancement is based on seniority. You are on camera all the time. It is a dangerous job. Patients have more rights than staff. You have to deal with verbal abuse from patients on a daily basis. Being physically assaulted by a patient is inevitable.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the line staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great job, plenty of room for advancement, loved my job.

    Transportation Planner I (Former Employee)
    Newington, CT

    ProsSatisfaction on completing a job with all the distractions involved.

    ConsYou have to be patient. Trying to pull different employees from different agency's to get the job done is a challenge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much upper management that don't know what they are doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not recommended

    Trooper (Former Employee)
    Hartford, CT

    ProsPay is good because of severe understaffing and OT

    ConsHorrible management. Poor and inefficient technolgy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed leadership outside the influence of the political spectrum

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Needs work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits when compare to some private companies, however with every passing year the take more and more of them away.

    ConsAlmost zero opportunities for advancement unless senior people leave. Salaries do not reflect level of responsibilities in most jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun work, no job security.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou do good work that feels important and often helps state environmental programs. The bosses tend to be nice, well-informed and intelligent people, and the pay is often quite reasonable.

    ConsThere is no job security whatsoever, and it is extremely hard to get your foot in the door. They don't hire permanent staff very often, and very much prefer to hire seasonal employees. There is a three month minimum downtime between seasonal positions where you cannot be rehired, so you cannot just repeat seasonal positions for an extended time and "pay your dues".

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually hire people, and make it easier for people looking to get into the field to get experience doing work they enjoy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good and bad

    State of CT (Current Employee)
    Middletown, CT

    ProsGreat benefits, good opportunities, great people

    Consstunted pay increases, difficult people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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