State of Connecticut Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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State of Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Dannel P. Malloy
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  1. Probate Courts

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Connecticut Probate courts allow interns to get some insight into how our legal system interacts with the financial assets of its citizens. I've learned a lot of information that can be easily translated to the private sector.

    Cons

    Technology can be lacking in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Connecticut (More than a year)

    Pros

    The State offers advancement and rewards those who go beyond their job reference. Benefits are definitely a plus.

    Cons

    I have nothing that I found adverse working for the State of Connecticut.

    Advice to Management

    Let everyone know that their job is important to the Business Model they are performing.


  3. Mail room Clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    Office parties all the time.

    Cons

    They can't hire more people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the newer employees more. The people who have there for a long time are only set in their ways.


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  5. secretary2

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Secretary in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible use of time for appts. partial days utilized

    Cons

    union does little for clerical


  6. Cos

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are just great.

    Cons

    Some people just do not care.

    Advice to Management

    Get the right people in the best job for them. Use the expertise of the people. Take care of the citizens.


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    Office of the Attorney General

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Waterbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ability to concentrate in my area of practice without the pressures of timesheets or managing a legal practice. Also, my AAG colleagues are the top in our field, so I am learning all the time. Health and retirement benefits. Decent work hours.

    Cons

    Salaries are low compared to lawyers with comparable experience and expertise. There are no "perks" (we pay for our holiday party), bonuses are virtually nonexistent (3%, maybe). Salaries and stafffing are dependant on the overall state budget - which even for a relately well-off state like CT has been tight for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Be creative in how you motivate and reward employees (comp time would be welcome). Express genuine gratitude for the good work being done by most AAGs - for a fraction of the salary they could get elsewhere.


  8. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    You can learn a lot working for the state, very fast pace but rewarding work overall. You will learn something new everyday with great pay

    Cons

    Not many cons but you are expected to learn on the job can be overwhelming at times juggling case loads and training and meeting deadlines on time


  9. State of Connecticut employment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security except for cyclical layoff threats tied to state spending budgets. Excellent medical insurance at a reasonable cost. Adequate sick time and vacation time accrued monthly but workload so astronomically high that it's difficult to take time off. Defined pension plan benefits are very low necessitating significant additional retirement savings plans to assure a living income upon retirement..

    Cons

    Incredibly heavy workload. Senior management running the agency have no knowledge of lower level job functions which is typical of most 'businesses' however, taking time to ask questions, or listen to explanations, would improve their decision making and roll down to lower levels. Job satisfaction is non-existent in this building.

    Advice to Management

    Ask and listen to your direct reports. Or at least pretend to.


  10. Love the Gov

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    Love the mission, was not always easy but very much worth it in the end. Big fan of Governor Malloy. Doesn't spend a lot of time kissing babies, very focused on getting things done.

    Cons

    Had some tough times with budget issues, led to a period that was not fun for any state employee. But we came through.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have a ton to say on this. I suppose I'd say that there is a wide variation between employee satisfaction in different agencies. Would be worth looking at the lowest satisfaction agencies to see if there are patterns.


  11. It is a decent place, talented team but big turn around (Staff change quickly but things are improving now)

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to define your job description and pick your manager. Fixed work hours so you can enjoy life after work.

    Cons

    Fast turn around. People leave quickly. In one year you can be one of the oldest staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the talented people by either offering them full time opportunities or providing flexibility. Things are improving recently.



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