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State of Connecticut Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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State of Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy
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Pros
  • Full time employees have great benefits (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits, opportunities to wear many hats (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary low compared to private sector equivalent, quality of benefits decreasing, little room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • The work environment due to a few toxic people (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Captain/Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Captain in Wethersfield, CT
    Current Employee - Captain in Wethersfield, CT

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

    Pros

    Decent pay/ excellent benefits, job security

    Cons

    Lack of resources when working certain cases


  2. "Supervising Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Supervising Nurse in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Supervising Nurse in Middletown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cohesive environment where staff provides quality care to clients under difficult circumstances.

    Cons

    The work environment is extremely stressful and requires support for the staff and clients.

    Advice to Management

    Provide encouragement and support for the staff who have been exposed to experiences that the average worker would not experienced.

  3. "IT state of CT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits. Rare to have on call or overtime need.

    Cons

    Maybe State workers have been there too long. Terrible attitudes. Complainers. Rare to be able to telecommute.
    No ability to relocate as all jobs are in CT.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way that allows you to get rid of terrible employees or transfer them, as tough as that is to do with a union.
    Hire more young people.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not for disabled people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Connecticut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Not much else

    Cons

    Was discriminated against and terminated because of having Asperger's Syndrome, OCD, and depression, which made it difficult for me to be the social butterfly they wanted for the job (despite the fact that I was extremely qualified with a solid work history).

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell someone they're not nice when they are dealing with a major medical crisis. Not to mention that being on the autism spectrum makes socializing difficult. Had I known I was autistic at the time, I would have claimed ADA. But nevertheless even after showing documentation of my conditions they still chose to terminate my job. Prejudiced idiots!


  5. "Property Agent II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    Once hired, you have job security.

    Cons

    You have to deal with a lot of political nonsense.


  6. "Processor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to grow within

    Cons

    Difficulty during State budget crisis

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do the things you're doing


  7. "Decent people great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits were fantastic and I enjoyed most of the people I worked with . Hours were reasonable and holidays/paid time off was generous

    Cons

    There were many folks who had been state employees forever and were coasting to retirement. They pushed a lot of their workload to younger employees and spent their (now free time) gossiping.

    Advice to Management

    Be more cognizant of employee's day to tay workload and take note of who takes long lunches every day and seemingly always gossiping

  8. "Grad Student Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    Salary has been stable and as expected. Comes from multiple sources - teaching and industry research. Union makes certain goods more affordable

    Cons

    Semester fees are very high.


  9. "Court Recording Monitor"

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    Former Employee - Court Recording Monitor in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Court Recording Monitor in Waterbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Connecticut (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pros are: steady and challenging work, excellent pay and benefits, working with the public.

    Cons

    Working off the clock to produce transcripts when they can't be done during work time.


  10. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Counselor in Somers, CT
    Former Employee - Correctional Counselor in Somers, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay is beyond excellent. Vacation time and sick time can be used without issue and supervisors are very respectful and establish long relationships

    Cons

    Staff can be very negative and alpha male mentality due to the super Max environment and inmates. Very stressful facility and takes a toll after many years

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the front line officers, include front line staff in daily meetings and not make staff feel that administrator is out to get them


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