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"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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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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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

Other Employee Reviews for State of Utah

  1. "Employment with the state: It can be rewarding, but apathy and incompetence are a bit too commonplace"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Unique experiences which would be hard to obtain in other settings. Good benefits including pension. Company goals, values, and accomplishments are meaningful, and valuable to the community.

    Cons

    It can be very hit-or-miss with regards to management. Many areas have very reasonable managers/supervisors that work well and encourage and reward employees, other areas have terrible managers with terrible interpersonal skills and a complete lack of professionalism. In my experience, incompetent individuals have been promoted to management based merely on their incompetence at performing their duties, and it was easier to promote than to go through the process of building a case for termination. In general I would say that this is becoming less common, and HR is getting better at preventing such things, but incompetence is still all to common.
    Raises, bonuses, and incentives are essentially non-existent, which leads to general apathy.

    Advice to Management

    It can be very hit-or-miss with regards to management. Many areas have very reasonable managers/supervisors that work well and encourage and reward employees, other areas have terrible managers with terrible interpersonal skills and a complete lack of professionalism. In my experience, incompetent individuals have been promoted to management based merely on their incompetence at performing their duties, and it was easier to promote than to go through the process of building a case for termination. In general I would say that this is becoming less common, and HR is getting better at preventing such things, but incompetence is still all to common.
    Raises, bonuses, and incentives are essentially non-existent, which leads to general apathy.


  2. "Juvenile Court senior probation officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Probation Officer III
    Current Employee - Probation Officer III
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The state has excellent benefits including generous vacation and sick leave, good health insurance at a very reasonable price, and good retirement benefits. State employees also have a lot more job stability then the private sector. Working for the state allows a good balance of work / personal life.

    Cons

    The salary as a state employee is far below what would be expected in the private sector. Also, any secondary employment has to be approved and cannot have any potential conflicts of interest making it very hard to find a second job that uses your job skills. Another con is the lack of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training and opportunities for staff who are interested in advancing to management positions.

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