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Colorado Department of Human Services Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  1. "Unstructured, passive-aggressive people"

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Department of Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most people were pleasant. Great to work downtown.

    Cons

    Management could not seem to shake the political stereotypical office bs.

    Advice to Management

    Get off of your high horse.


  2. "Work at your cost"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Department of Human Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits and PERA

    Cons

    You pretty much have to know a person and sink yourself to a lower level in order to get a promotion. There is very little value to the employees; you are easily replaceable. There is no reimbursement for tuition if you dare decide to improve your life: you're on your own!! CDHS is notorious for nepotism. Also, CDHS tends to turn their heads when it comes to unsavory behavior amongst fellow employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try putting faith into your own employees...might boost morale if you promote within.

  3. "Division of Youth Services"

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    Current Employee - Youth Services Specialist Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Youth Services Specialist Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Colorado Department of Human Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for movement and new challenges within your respective facility.

    Cons

    Pay raises are virtually non-existent as a state job. Doesn't matter how hard you work, compensation for work effort and loyalty only shows itself if you move up.


  4. "Early Childhood Council Technical Assistance Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Colorado Department of Human Services full-time

    Pros

    A professional and supportive work environment. Employees are given autonomy to develop their best work life.

    Cons

    Often workers were given new direction of the Office in a vacuum. This was counter to how people could develop their own work.


  5. "Think twice before thinking of Criminal Justice as a Career"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Colorado Department of Human Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your fellow coworkers that are as miserable as you are

    Cons

    The Policies and Procedures swing from inmate centered to guard centered. An overall feeling of malaise and helplessness

    Advice to Management

    Treat your subordinates like professionals not inmates


  6. "It can be unorganized, but the pay and benefits is the best that I have seen so far."

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    Current Employee - Nurse I in Pueblo, CO
    Current Employee - Nurse I in Pueblo, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Department of Human Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, leave, sick, and holiday accruals. Able to take days off within the first few months of working.

    Cons

    The unorganization at times. Loss of some nursing skills. Specifically at the Pueblo Regional Center.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Program Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Colorado Department of Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible Work Hours and Locations
    -Good people who care about doing a good job
    -Lots of growth opportunities
    -PERA retirement plan

    Cons

    - salary not competitive
    - no regular cost of living increases
    - highly charged and polarized political environment both internally and externally

  8. "Psychiatric Technician"

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    Former Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Grand Junction, CO
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Grand Junction, CO

    I worked at Colorado Department of Human Services (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional Atmosphere
    Great Retirement benefits
    Challenging work

    Cons

    24/7 facility with challenging work hours. May be asked to work situations that can be quite stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Expect this candidate to be able to perform professionally under challenging situations with impeccable documentation


  9. "Good Place Overall"

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    Current Employee - Colorado in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Colorado in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colorado Department of Human Services (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent salary, opportunity for growth, support in decision making.

    Cons

    Long hours, limited resources, outdated technology, unrealistic expectations from executive leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to line staff, include them in assessments when making large organizational changes. Make sure the resources and technology are in place prior to implementing broad changes and expectations are clear in advance.


  10. "A healthy culture change will improve overall managment"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer/Training Specialist in Chatham, MA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer/Training Specialist in Chatham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Colorado Department of Human Services (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lateral and upward career opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor executive management that trickles down to all levels of the organization. Unrealistic workload, highly stressful environment, poor professional development and on-boarding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work with HR to promote professional development for a better work environment.


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