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State of Colorado CEO John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper
28 Ratings
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  • "Paid less than you would in the private sector(in 11 reviews)

  • "Little room for growth, low pay(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "State Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Colorado full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and options for movement

    Cons

    The public hates you because of politics

  2. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Colorado full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    benefits, PTO, quality of life. Set own hours.

    Cons

    Large caseloads, secondary trauma.

  3. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Court Judicial Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Colorado full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good people Great camaraderie Always working on something new

    Cons

    Some definite added stress just based on the nature of the job. Pay's pretty average.

  4. "Great job, personally rewarding, pay - eh"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Colorado full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Rewarding government service, stable work environment

    Cons

    Pay is lower than private sector

  5. "Management-Challenged Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Colorado full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Matching PERA-funding provided by the state of Colorado of 10.15% (dictated by statute) and you get all federal holidays

    Cons

    Politics, corrupt management, under-educated management, childish managerial practices, inefficient systems, micromanagement, obsolete workplace systems, relatively low pay, and more...

    Advice to Management

    Consider taking courses in management to improve your understanding of the topic. Also consider courses in psychology so as to understand how we all have to practice ego management.

  6. "State Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at State of Colorado full-time

      Pros

      Health & retirement Benefits, flexibility,

      Cons

      Pay, no growth potential, no appreciation

    • "Deputy director"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at State of Colorado full-time

      Pros

      Stability and pension, salary

      Cons

      State policies and proceedures long commute horrible location

    • Helpful (1)

      "Politics and favoritism"

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      Former Employee - Teacher in Colorado Springs, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at State of Colorado full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Good pay, benefits, some opportunities for promotions.

      Cons

      Employees out to get other employees and heavy favoriting of certain staff.

    • "Satisfied"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at State of Colorado

      Pros

      Great benefits including defined benefit for retirement.

      Cons

      Can be slow bureaucracy at times but not too bad.

    • "Security Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arvada, CO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at State of Colorado full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good company in a relaxed environment if you are in the right team. Lots of opportunities in different department.

      Cons

      Need to follow through on changes. Lots of room to improve.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to genuine complaints and follow through on them.

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