State of Utah Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. State of Utah Peon III

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    Current Employee - Peon III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Peon III in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Stable with solid benefits. Work life balance isn't too bad either.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic to the max. Its funny, there are many in the organization that eschew inefficient government bureaucracies. They believe they are above it all and their work follows the private sector. These are typically the worst offenders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make the perfect the enemy of the good just because you don't have to worry about the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Department of Technology Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DTS
    Current Employee - DTS

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Job stability
    CIO was let go
    Above average work life balance - work schedules, observed vacations, in house gyms, cafeterias
    Working with other agencies

    Cons

    Management is not involved - unless an agency complains
    Grossly outdated, inefficient procedures
    Consistently ranks last in the state agency annual employee moral survey
    Jobs are filled by upper management, even if the department manager objects
    Little adherence to industry best practices
    Blame game environment
    1% raise in 3 years
    Lack of inter agency coordination - every agency for themselves
    A lot of politics
    The fired CIO's right hand man was not let go at the same time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees as much as the state legislature and be available. Require managers and supervisors to learn their departments procedures, not leave employees alone to figure things out themselves. Take the employee moral survey seriously and act on it. Show up more than once a year at Christmas time to provide updates and obtain employee feedback. Get involved and take charge of rogue agencies that dictate internal policy rather than adhere to it. Promote employees and stand up for them when confronted by other agencies - at least give them the benefit of the doubt. Define clear career paths for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Great people, Poor Pay, Foster Mediocrity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - IT Analyst II in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great people who want to accomplish something great!, Working with people through out the State of Utah, Great Vacation Days (every national holiday), Willing to train or pay for training.

    Cons

    Merit system fosters Mediocrity (saw people reading novels, taking naps, etc at desks), poor pay raises (legislators have to approve pay increase rather than the boss)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the merit system, pay people what they are worth, naps are not a proper work activity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Professional, advancement opportunities, and a lot of good people to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Technician in Blanding, UT
    Current Employee - Office Technician in Blanding, UT

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

    Pros

    Benefits, long term career opportunities or advancement.

    Cons

    With the economy there is a lot of employee condensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more work incentives for the volume of work load.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 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
  7. 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 a 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.

  8. 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
  9. Lots of hard stressful work with job security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 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

    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 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 a year)

    Pros

    9-5 Schedule and Great benefits

    Cons

    Too many politics and not enough pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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