State of Utah Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Red Tape

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Seriously.... ?


  2. Government

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst II in South Salt Lake, UT
    Current Employee - IT Analyst II in South Salt Lake, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job Security is very good

    Cons

    Best employees do not always advance


  3. 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).


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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  6. Department of Corrections

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gunnison, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gunnison, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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


  7. Not too great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Desktop Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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


  8. High achievers not recognized

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Multiple challenging tasks. Time to learn new technologies. No pressure environment.

    Cons

    Incompetency is accepted and even promoted. Innovation is not rewarded by recognition or advancement. New programmers hired in at higher wages than existing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Reward high achievers, It is hard when they have to show folks who make more than they do how to do their job. Make evaluations stand for something and let staff evaluate their supervisors.


  9. Boring

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Auditor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy Job once you figure out the loopholes

    Cons

    Government duldrum work and underappreciated


  10. Working at the State of Utah DTS was rewarding because of so many opportunities to use latest technology in the job.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to use latest and greatest technology IF you can get it approved Progressive management in most positions. Fun, healthy environment A lot of opportunity for advancement and career enhancement Flexible work schedules Decent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy and slow implementation Not at the high end of compensation. Commute times are relatively high for the type of position and compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in outside experience and young blood


  11. Stable employment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good insurance policy for those who pass probationary period

    Cons

    Hard to advance as many are selected because of who they are pals with.



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