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State of Colorado - OIT Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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State of Colorado - OIT Secretary of Technology & State Chief Information Officer Sumana Nallapati
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Office of Information Technology"

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    Current Employee - OIT Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - OIT Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stability as state employment but really only valuable if the economy is struggling

    Cons

    You need a decent manager to get promoted. Very difficult to move up or get salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Wish for a recession soon for people to get interested in technical opportunities at the state level


  2. "Beware!"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of different people, projects, and technology. Some quasi-decent learning opportunities. No micromanaging because there not a lot of supervision.

    Cons

    Management changes their mind at the drop of a hat. Overall very inconsistent, unorganized, and cliquish. When things go wrong, no one takes responsibility and everyone passes the blame to everyone else. Always, always, always CYA, no matter what! You never know when you will be the one hung out to dry.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Good Benefits - Questionable culture"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits
    Above average financial compensation
    Casual Dress Code

    Cons

    Paychecks issues monthly
    Nepotism
    Lack of work life balance
    HR violations subjectively investigated
    Bullying acceptable
    Not LGBTQ friendly
    Lack of advancement opportunities
    Values and Culture espoused and promoted, but not practiced

    Advice to Management

    More objective oversight of management teams


  4. Helpful (2)

    "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at State of Colorado - OIT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good technology, they will spend money to stay cutting edge

    Cons

    no advancement opportunity, low pay, treat people like garbage, good people are tossed aside if they try to make a change for the better.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Working conditions dependent on your boss.

    Cons

    No career path whatsoever for developers other than the Jr to Sr. route. Management does not believe that a developer can be a manager and very overtly dismisses anyone who tries. OIT believes that only BA's or PM's can be a managers (or above). As long as you are happy at the bottom (and that is how they look at developers) then you might be able to be happy.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. Maybe not all developers make good managers but either do BA's and PM's.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flextime and being able to work from home. No more than once a week.

    Cons

    To many to list. The State's "Pay for Performance" does for morale what the "Patriot Act" does for civil rights. OIT is a joke. I know of one employee that comes in at 10 and leaves at 2. Says they are working from home but doesn't VPN in. Management does nothing to resolve these personnel issues. Then the rest of us have to pick up the slack. Oh and Colorado WINS the state employees union also does nothing. More bobble heads for the Governor.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being bobble heads to the people the Governor appointed.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good ol boys club"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    4 weeks of vacation is great. Excellent networking opportunities with other departments. The peers you get to work with are amazing.

    Cons

    If you are female in some sections of OIT good luck. Human resources are a joke when you have a problem. Limited growth opportunity. The pay scales aren't monitored / regulated in OIT. Since it's not classified you need to ask for more money or else you will get hosed. There were people on my team that were making over 20k less than me but putting forth just as much effort. There is incredibly high turn over at the executive level so as soon as you begin to get comfortable the rug gets pulled out. If you are looking for a long term career, I would recommend looking somewhere else as you will not find long term happiness here.

    Advice to Management

    Make an attempt to listen. Understand that you probably are not the smartest person in the room. Don't underestimate the power / knowledge that some of your senior staff have. Don't talk about things that you do not understand.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Boss needs employee management training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monte Vista, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monte Vista, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Colorado - OIT (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benifits, ok for area but no growth potential

    Cons

    State freeze and budget problems have mentioned no raises in our department for the 4 years since I have been there. Finally received a cost of living 2%. Does not do much to reward good job performance.

    Advice to Management

    If you have an issue you take to HR they send it right back to your supervisor, who by the way is in charge of 30+ employees and he is the issue. No way to resolve a problem.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "dba"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Colorado - OIT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Did not provide a comparative salary. HR controls the pay and my supervisor wanted me to stay, but HR did not want to pay a comparative salary versus private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay and knowledgeable people will stay.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Exposure to many different technologies / Fairly fast pace for a state job"

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    Current Employee - SQL Server Database Administrator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - SQL Server Database Administrator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overall good -- Get to work on multiple very large projects -- Get to play with/learn many different technologies, techniques as a SQL Server DBA

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to get promoted and advance in your career / Very low pay compare to the private sector

    Advice to Management

    Fix the pay system or continue to see talented OIT employees leave for the private sector.


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