State of Utah Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Progressive technology, great team of people to work with, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Great Benefits with opportunities to anvance and diversify (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The salary as a state employee is far below what would be expected in the private sector (in 6 reviews)

  • Jobs are filled by upper management, even if the department manager objects (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good job, little chance for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Appraisal Specialist  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Tax Appraisal Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoy the job, little stress and lots of vacation with good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is low, not a lot of growth opportunities. most management positions will be there for life. Raises are only available through licensing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The department continues to use the same practices despite new and good alternatives being presented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Lots of opportunities for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DCFS Caseworker  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - DCFS Caseworker in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at State of Utah full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good starting off pay.
    Opportunity to advance.
    As a caseworker I had a flexible schedule.
    Great health and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    High case load, could be very stressful at times.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good benefits - too many politics and favoritism - one raise in 7 years of employment,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Utah full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Holiday and sick pay was great.

    Cons

    Extremely high stressful job, not worth the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen when an employee complains about managers instead of ignoring them. Just because an employee is a manager and has a lot experience doesn't mean they have people skills or are fair with their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Stable, but no rewards

    Current Employee - Program Specialist II  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Program Specialist II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    There is some flexibility with work schedules, such as 4x10's, etc, but it depends on your job assignment.
    There is also some flexibility with exercise time.
    The fast accumulation of annual and sick leave help you make sure you can take a vacation here and there.

    Cons

    Hard work is not rewarded, so you end up with people that just do the bare minimum.
    There is little opportunity for raises unless you keep changing jobs - to a higher paying one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your good employees.

  6.  

    Good place

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

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    Good place to work. Provide quality training.

    Cons

    Pay isn't good any more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good Place, not great money

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work environment.

    Cons

    Utah tends to pay the bottom of the pay window.

  8.  

    Very good

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

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    Benefits, plenty of time off, good health benefits

    Cons

    no bonuses, no company paid holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is really good at identifying and promoting talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    Nice place to work for now

    Cons

    Good be better if try more

  10.  

    General Services Tech

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Services Technician  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - General Services Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are good benefits once you get them

    Cons

    No growth, supervisors are not very intelligent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what a manager is supposed to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great team of people to work with.

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

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

    Pros

    Progressive technology, great team of people to work with, good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries lower than private sector.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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