State of Connecticut

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State of Connecticut Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
41 Reviews
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    Behavioral Health Program Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Program Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Program Manager in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Senior management are generally supportive.

    Cons

    Position requires working non-traditional hours at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More engagement of lower level staff would produce better outcomes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Disappearing Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Secretary in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Secretary in Hartford, CT

    I worked at State of Connecticut

    Pros

    Time off is acceptable for the work load.

    Cons

    Pay scales lower than market. Most people take jobs for the benefits and future pensions and those are vanishing except at the higher levels. Top heavy on manager to worker rations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and you will get more and better work from them. Then they won't need unions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Youth Works

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Youth Works in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Youth Works in Bridgeport, CT

    I worked at State of Connecticut part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great salary, summer job, meet tons of new people

    Cons

    There are many different ages so you have to keep that in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organization

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at State of Connecticut

    Pros

    Having the union backing you up is a good feeling. The health and retirement benifits are a plus, Awsome managers

    Cons

    Customers aren't to pleasant. People hate to wait but it seems like most people come in with an attitude and expecting to hear the worst and thats why I believe they come in angry already

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Starter Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Intern in Hartford, CT

    I worked at State of Connecticut as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great.
    By 11 am on a Friday 90% of the employees are gone for the weekend
    Minimal Stress

    Cons

    The type of work for most people is of the "busy work" variety
    Working for the state is similar to working at a giant corporation in the sense that it takes FOREVER for upper level management to do anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Awesome Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correction Officer in Niantic, CT
    Current Employee - Correction Officer in Niantic, CT

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work for the State of CT Department of Corrections is the range of opportunities there are for you. the benefits are very good and the training is ranked one of the best in the country. The pay is also among the highest.

    Cons

    The cons are mandatory overtime, working holidays, and working a back shift. The job is hazardous as you are among some very dangerous inmates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place, Great People

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Connecticut

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people here

    Cons

    It's hard to get into as a permanent employee

  9.  

    Great job, poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Trooper in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Trooper in Middletown, CT

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

    Pros

    Variety of jobs (different units), autonomy, great benefits.

    Cons

    Zero leadership. Once you graduate the academy you are on your own. No mentoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have new sergeants attend military type NCO school so they can be leaders. Upper management are so disconnected with the troopers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting bunch of people to work with.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Connecticut

    Pros

    Interesting bunch of people to work with. Security. Generally satisfied with the type of work done. Autonomy.

    Cons

    Interesting bunch of people to work with. Not much room for advancement.

  11.  

    Politics, politics, politics!!!

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

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time (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

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