State of Utah Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. 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 (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salaries lower than private sector.

  2. Good but not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wildland Firefighter in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Wildland Firefighter in Draper, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience on fire. Good people in high places. The two guys that run the place are good people and great to work with when you get the chance.

    Cons

    lower management no good. This is hard to get by because you spend months together out on fires. I did two seasons with 3 different crew bosses. Did not have one crew boss who was good to work for. We had lots of experience on different fires but it was hard with difficult crew bosses.

    Advice to Management

    change lower management

  3. Extremely stable, little opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Office Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at State of Utah full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employees of the State of Utah receive great health benefits and a 401k with great matching offerings. The locations of the offices in Salt Lake are great and provide parking in the downtown area that are available after hours.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, extremely slow and few advancement opportunities. Much like advancement, it takes forever for people that deserve to be fired to be let go.

    Advice to Management

    Get out from under the shell and make the necessary waves to motivate and reward your workforce.

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  5. Business Analyst

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

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Long-term stability; insurance benefits are good

    Cons

    salary isn't as good as it should be

  6. Red Tape

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

    I worked at State of Utah full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You knew who the "good people" were... those with souls.

    Cons

    Abandon all hope yee who enter here. ....

    Advice to Management

    Seriously.... ?

  7. Government

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job Security is very good

    Cons

    Best employees do not always advance

  8. Good experience

    Current Employee - IT Analyst II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Analyst II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits! Been here 1 year and I'm still discovering cool benifits.

    Cons

    low pay, not many raises either.

    Advice to Management

    Give raised to non-management(the doers).

  9. Wonderful people to work with but LOW SALARIES and NEPOTISM.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The atmosphere is generally professional and co-workers are incredibly friendly.

    Cons

    Elected officials score political points by keeping state employee salaries far below market value. Jobs that do pay well are awarded to friends and family. I lost motivation to seek stick with this employer after I witnessed two separate incidences of nepotism. To make matters worse, people didn't seem to think there was anything wrong with nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    State employee salaries do not need to be sky-high but they must be set near, if not at, average market levels. Otherwise the people who carry out your policies are going to struggle to maintain motivation. If you treat your employees well, they will always perform at a higher level and that is the goal of Utah's legislature and executive arms. Then citizens will receive even better service from state employees.

    Nepotism also hurts performance. When an aspiring employee sees a job awarded to management's under qualified friend or family member they conclude that hard work does not pay here. They would be right to believe this.

  10. Department of Corrections

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gunnison, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gunnison, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good coworkers. Interesting work. It will change your perspective.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Masculine perspective from both staff and inmates.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking and DO something

  11. Not too great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Desktop Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good retirement and health benifits

    Cons

    Full of mediocre middle management and abusive supervisors. Salaries are overinflated for managers and directors, the little people are paid peanuts. Negative reinforcement is the management style, ignorance of complaints and inflexible and rigorous are the rules and policies.

    Advice to Management

    Trying treating people like human beings. Realize that your need to take care of the engine's components in order for it to functions at its' best

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