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State of Colorado Department of Labor Reviews

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  1. "Adjudicator"

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    Former Employee - Adjudicator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Colorado Department of Labor

    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.

  2. "Criminal Investigator"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Easy work, low volume of work

      Cons

      Boredom, same thing every day, production based.

    • "Good Place to work"

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

      I worked at State of Colorado Department of Labor full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      nice environment to work. Friendly environment

      Cons

      All employees are temp. contract

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      "Glass Ceiling"

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      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...

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      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.

    • "Bad union"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at State of Colorado Department of Labor

      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

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      "A VERY POOR CAREER CHOICE"

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

      I have been working at State of Colorado Department of Labor

      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...

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      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.

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      "CDLE"

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      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 for more than 4 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.

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      "Politics galore"

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

      I worked at State of Colorado Department of Labor

      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.

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      "UI in CO"

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      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 for more than 20 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.

    • "Great place to learn and grow."

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        Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at State of Colorado Department of Labor

        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.

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