State of Utah Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Probation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Probation Officer in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Probation Officer in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent employer. Great benefits, very flexible. Great with training. Takes care of their employees

    Cons

    Better communication between management and staff would be great


  2. Job Description

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Disabilty Adjudicator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Disabilty Adjudicator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great Boss, Exercise Time, Monetary Incentive

    Cons

    Highly Production Driven, Government Organization


  3. Penetration Tester

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

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Secure Job, lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Politics, not financially competitive. Benefits have decreased in the last 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be competitive when it comes to salary, or else employees will keep leaving for better jobs when they acquire valuable skills like they do now.


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  5. Employment counselor

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

    Pros

    Predictable schedule paid days off benefits

    Cons

    Pay no raises management lack of interest in staff

    Advice to Management

    Raises need to happen more often


  6. primarily programing and business analysis

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Low key job, no focus on lots of hours

    Cons

    Little innovation. Bad relationship between business and It/technical department (DTS). Many people don't work to hard.

    Advice to Management

    Better accountability for employees


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    Claims Examiner III

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Utah (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package and wonderful people to work with. Very flexible with time off, exercise time available, and vacation time increases with time served.

    Cons

    Very favoritism oriented on who is promoted within. Don't rock the boat because the groupthink politics are very engrained. Micromanagement was the norm when I left. Closed door policy in practice when dealing with management. Corrective action applied inconsistently. If management decides they want you gone, they find a way to fire you. Once fired from a Utah State job every agency can access that record and it amounts to a "blacklist."

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over. The agency needs to retain good employees, not show them the door because of personality conflicts, but everything else is in order.


  8. Utah Driver License Division

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - License Examiner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - License Examiner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Utah full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is stable, easy, and fast-paced; the day goes by fast; workers are held accountable; you get to interact with the masses, which makes for interesting moments; driving tests allow you to get out of the office and help the public become better drivers.

    Cons

    Every employee is required to undergo 'hardship duty' at the information desk at least once a day; the Real ID Act makes for a multitude of required documents, which most people WILL NOT have, which also makes for increased tensions; truck drivers (CDL) usually difficult to deal with; state and federal laws are often difficult to interpret, and might not always be interpreted and carried out correctly, which leaves you wondering if you, or your supervisor, are making the right decisions for CITIZENS and non-citizens alike. Lastly, the pay is deficient.

    Advice to Management

    Go easy on the refugee population.


  9. Workforce Services Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Okay health benefits, regular work schedule. Casual Fridays during which you can wear a logo golf shirt. Lots of offices to try to get transferred to, which may help with commute.

    Cons

    Terrible system for advancement, as it's only important to become friends with Managers in order to get promotions. Also a good idea to talk about your mission whenever possible if you want to advance.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to give management which they will take, because their system works for them and it keeps them comfortable.


  10. Could be a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative (DMV) in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative (DMV) in Draper, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefit, Coworkers, Customers, paid holidays

    Cons

    Managers are really unhappy, and don't want to be there. They make it really miserable to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Mangers have been there for extremly long time, if your that unhappy leave rather than making everyone under you so miserable.....


  11. It's government, you get paid in the work you do, but sometimes that doesn't cut it.

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

    I have been working at State of Utah (More than a year)

    Pros

    Time-off: working 4-10's is great, you get to stack your vacations with two extra free vacation days at no cost to you or the employer. Work-life balance is good here too because you are able to establish that perfect balance without feeling guilty.

    Cons

    Office culture here is tarnished by diplomacy. It is very hard to make change and disrupt the culture. Mavericks, you have been warned. Salary is lacking compared to national standards by nearly 20%, but they have decent health care.



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