State of Connecticut Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
32 Reviews

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State of Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy
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  1.  

    Politics, politics, politics!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great bennifits, secure job, most people who really want to help their fellow citizens. movement through other departments as well as within your own is usually plentiful

    Cons

    as compared to your counterparts in the private industry one within the state gets paid considerably less. It usually takes a while to get up with a latest technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for your people more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Mental Health  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Mental Health in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    assistant to clients with disibiliities.

    Cons

    behavioral clients, possibility of injury. no roatating week ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Frustrating.

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    Former Employee - Programmer  in  East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Programmer in East Hartford, CT

    I worked at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take your heads out of the sand and get with modern technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great employer with a lot of potential for advancement

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    Current Employee - Legal  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Legal in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, carrier mobility

    Cons

    Work hours are not flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the employees that actually do the work for advice when making changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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

    I worked at State of Connecticut as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more IT workers for the summer to aid in larger projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    psychiatric nurse

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    Former Employee - Psychiatric Nurse  in  Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Nurse in Middletown, CT

    I worked at State of Connecticut full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    strong union, job security, raises guaranteed somewhat

    Cons

    raises 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 ManagementAdvice

    listen to the line staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Transportation Planner I  in  Newington, CT
    Former Employee - Transportation Planner I in Newington, CT

    I worked at State of Connecticut full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Satisfaction on completing a job with all the distractions involved.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much upper management that don't know what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not recommended

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    Former Employee - Trooper  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Trooper in Hartford, CT

    I worked at State of Connecticut full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is good because of severe understaffing and OT

    Cons

    Horrible management. Poor and inefficient technolgy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need leadership outside the influence of the political spectrum

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Needs work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Connecticut full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good and bad

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    Current Employee - State of CT  in  Middletown, CT
    Current Employee - State of CT in Middletown, CT

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good opportunities, great people

    Cons

    stunted pay increases, difficult people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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