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State of Colorado Department of Labor Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  1. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Colorado Department of Labor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice environment to work. Friendly environment

    Cons

    All employees are temp. contract


  2. "Glass Ceiling"

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    Current Employee - Labor and Employment Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Labor and Employment Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Colorado Department of Labor full-time

    Pros

    PERA, Time off, That's about it.

    Cons

    Poor mediocre benefits (the cost of which will erode any adjustments made to your salary each year causing you to make less), no hope of raises, Lack of promotional opportunities, Promotions based on nepotism and clique membership and not skill, performance or ability. Preferential treatment based on who you know and are friends with. Direct Management is a crap shoot in the dark and quality is widely variable. People who are favored tend to do little real work and are placed on "special projects." Very easy for the unscrupulous to cheat their way ahead rather than perform a quality job.

    Advice to Management

    Base promotions on performance and actual qualifications rather than nepotism.

    Actually fund performance based raises.(unlikely with he current governor).

    Promote people to management who can actually fill that role.

    Stop the focus on quantity and numbers over quality and actually performing a decent job. The call center comes to mind here as does other units.

  3. "Bad union"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The work is great and and the experience is good.

    Cons

    The union restrictions are not helpful for a new employee

    Advice to Management

    Drop the union


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A VERY POOR CAREER CHOICE"

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    Current Employee - Labor and Employment Specialist II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Labor and Employment Specialist II in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Schedule can be flexible depending on your manager and work load.

    Cons

    15 years of service and I make less than when I started. Nepotism is the prevailing way people get promoted. Friends, family members, lovers or political allies will be promoted before a skilled employee. The upper management system has changed to a business format of negotiated salaries on a yearly contract so they strive to show they were able to save the department money. They do this by taking more and more away from the employee anyway they can. The state has replaced a step system with a pay for performance system that they refuse to fund. NO ONE HAS MOVED THROUGH THERE PAY SCALE IN FOURTEEN YEARS. A person starting in the position today will make the same as someone working 15 years. The working environment is very disgruntled. They stole the fund that is suppose to fund raises and use the money in slush funds to fund large contracts. The company's that get the contracts then write large checks for campaign contributions. The computer system is A MESS! multiple systems bandaged together and all are outdated and not user friendly. Millions of tax dollars have been thrown at updating the computer system but somehow always fail so they have to start over every few years with new contracts and a fresh pot of money that should have been used to give raises and benefits. The health benefits have also been slashed through high co-pay's and deductibles. If I knew then what it was going to be like today I would have never started a career with the State of Colorado, THIS IS A BAD CAREER CHOICE TO SAY THE LEAST.

    Advice to Management

    ADVICE IS NOT WORTH GIVING AS DECISIONS ARE MADE BASED ON POLITICS AND WAYS TO TAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF THE DEPARTMENT, NOT THE NEED OF THE EMPLOYEES OR THE CUSTOMER.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "CDLE"

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    Current Employee - Labor and Employment Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Labor and Employment Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Colorado Department of Labor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Flexible schedule. Many holidays off.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement. Busy phone queues at times

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your employees more often. Be more engaged with them.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Politics galore"

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

    Pros

    Pera, time off that's it

    Cons

    Politics played constantly. If you are well like then you will get an upgrade. The less work you do and the more you kiss up the higher you will go! The most unprofessional atmosphere I have ever worked in. Constant back biting and gossip is beyond belief. Someone needs to take a look at the management it's corrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Governor is to look into the problems at CDLE.


  7. "Adjudicator"

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    Former Employee - Adjudicator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Adjudicator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers, lots of independence to get work done, customer service.

    Cons

    You manage a case load so the work per week varies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "UI in CO"

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    Current Employee - Labor and Employment Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Labor and Employment Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work you do adds value to the lives of many who will never know you but will appreciate you for life. Good co-workers who take their jobs seriously but also enjoy each other's company.

    Cons

    No way to make it to full compensation in a career. Raises are few and far between while employees are expected to make up resource shortages by taking on additional work. No career path. New employees are hired and promoted quickly while lifers are passed over.

    Advice to Management

    Bringing in and promoting new hires while offering career staff no opportunities or raises is a slap in the face. Your constant entreaties of "We appreciate you" ring hollow. Put the budget where your mouth is, give your longtime staff the same opportunities for training and promotion offered to newcomers. Maybe they will actually stick around long enough to see a return on the investment.


  9. "Great place to learn and grow."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Experience, brand recognition, great staff

    Cons

    unpaid intern, limited places to move up

    Advice to Management

    Figure out room in budget to pay interns.


  10. "Exceptional and elegant customer service"

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    Current Employee - Lead Workers in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Workers in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The advantages with working with the State are challenging jobs and positions. There is always a new job experience, changes to our law, requirements of our Federal programs and new employees coming on board with the Company. There are retirements and changes in management that allow progressive career development.

    Cons

    When we have to let go of exceptional programs that help our customer base it is hard to communicate this to our customers because it takes away from what we were able to provide in the past. Also, as a direct result this impacts our business and our ability to retain qualified help to our fullest extent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and developing your skills and passing down the culture to your team's members. Keep stressing the values system and recognizing and rewarding those contributing employees to a higher degree.


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