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State of Colorado Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Very different from the private sector (in 6 reviews)

  • Pay is entry-level government and there is no opportunity for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Attorney General"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice work life balance. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Little upward mobility. Government clients can be difficult.


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    "Sergeant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    PERA retirement is excellent.

    Cons

    No union protection and State uses that to their advantage when impossible ok imposing discipline.


  3. "State government job review"

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

    Pros

    Plenty to do, you'll never get bored. Lots of room to grow if you're willing to change paths.

    Cons

    If you have a specific job path, the only way to move up is to wait for someone to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define job roles, and career paths.


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    "Sad"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Denver, CO

    I worked at State of Colorado full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice vacation and paid holidays after you are certified

    Cons

    Employees are not treated or compensated equally


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    "They're stereotypes for a reason"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Pension. Work/life balance is good & tons of holidays throughout the year.

    Cons

    Unmotivated workforce. Old process and equipment. Little buy-in to new methodologies. Constant excuses.


  7. "Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and growth opportunities

    Cons

    work gets bogged down in politics.


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    "Contact Center Representative"

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    Former Employee - Contact Center Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Contact Center Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Colorado part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training was very good. Liked the position.

    Cons

    They don't let you breathe a second between calls. After Call Work is only 20 seconds.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like adults, not children.


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    "Corrections"

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

    I have been working at State of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere good, staff members well educated

    Cons

    Needs to be better pay


  10. "No formal training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, no shortage of work, consistent hours, great co-workers

    Cons

    No formal training program, stressful due to expectations of work to be completed quickly with no opportunity to check one's own work for accuracy, very detailed work

    Advice to Management

    Implement a formal training program that allows employees to master a case type before moving on to


  11. "Executive Branch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at State of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    Public Sector - giving back to your community. Executive branch always has something going on. Stable employment

    Cons

    EDs who come in without much background of actually leading a group of employees. Some do have that experience and you can really tell the difference



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