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State of Utah Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
71 Reviews
3.3
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Pros
  • Progressive technology, great team of people to work with, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Great Benefits with opportunities to anvance and diversify (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is low, not a lot of growth opportunities (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Look for a job in the private sector

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    Former Employee - Public Relations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Public Relations in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Benefits but they are starting to cut them

    Cons

    Pay is low
    Legislature keeps cutting funding so there is no job security
    Politics - decisions are based on perception

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are overworked and underpaid, cutting the benefits on top of that and you will loose them to the private sector

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    An OK place to work. You know what you're getting into...

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Good medical/dental benefits, good retirement plan, good work/life balance, low stress, laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Managers micro-manage a lot. Pay is low. No room for advancement unless someone dies. New ideas/process improvements are not met with open minds.

  3.  

    Liquor warehouse operation

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a great benefits program

    Cons

    They have no regard for their employees Politics rule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Employee

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Programmer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Benefits and flex time are great

    Cons

    pay raises are non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Lots of hard stressful work with job security

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    Current Employee - Eligitility Specialist II in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Eligitility Specialist II in Saint George, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hourly wage compared to other jobs in the market. Medical insurance, Retirement Plan. Opportunities to influence good changes via communication with on-site and upper management.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful. Something is always changing. Difficult to compete with candidates in Northern Utah when job openings are posted for promotions within the agency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Department of Workforce Services

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    Current Employee - Employment Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Employment Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    9-5 Schedule and Great benefits

    Cons

    Too many politics and not enough pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great opportunities for professional advancement. Where you work within the State will significantly your experience.

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are great. Within my office, which is a political office, I have the opportunity to work in different substantive areas. That comes with an office that has statewide responsibility.

    Cons

    We haven't had a pay raise in several years. There is a strong antigovernment sentiment within the local community and elsewhere throughout the state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to understand what the people at the ground level do on a day-to-day basis. It will significantly help in making management and budgetary decisions.

  9.  

    State of Utah Employment

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    Current Employee - Employment Counselor in Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Employment Counselor in Tooele, UT

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

    Pros

    Hours are consistent, pay is consistent, multiple offices, multiple occupations, environment and people / co workers... variety.

    Cons

    Increases in health care costs and no increase in actual living wage for many years. Sr. management and line workers are not on the same page. Legislation is process by which funding is given to do business is not very integrous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply your own throughput strategies to the communication process between line workers and management and try to follow the changes / additions / policies down to where the line worker puts them into practice and see what it looks like in the employee's day to day work. Sometimes the push is so hard to do more with less, that because of the more, less gets done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Stability

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

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    The health insurance premium is the best reason to be employed. Great office location and great co-workers. Helping the public.

    Cons

    State employment is not a money maker. Alot of criticism from outside for what we do. Helping the public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management for our department is great. Honestly, couldn't ask for a better set of managers in our area. Keep fighitng the good fight!

  11.  

    Satisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah

    Pros

    Benifits are very good, great, wonderfull.

    Cons

    Not much advancement forseen in the future.

    Recommends

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