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State of Connecticut Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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State of Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Dannel P. Malloy
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Pros
  • Great benefits package but it's currently being watered down (in 14 reviews)

  • Excellent benefits, good working hours good pay (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Top heavy on manager to worker rations (in 2 reviews)

  • The work environment due to a few toxic people (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at State of Connecticut part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people. Very different environment, not your typical workplace. Nice to interact with the politicians, nice cafe. Full time employees have great benefits.

    Cons

    Who you know can dictate your position.


  2. "State Employment at DRS"

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

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility. Raises based on state economy and not on performance.


  3. "Demanding and varied"

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Waterbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, very committed, high quality employees. Relatively high pay for licensed staff.

    Cons

    Not enough say over decisions. Demanding environment, not enough reward or acknowledgement for exemplary services or production.


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  5. "State of Connecticut"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    Benefits no holidays or weekends

    Cons

    Management does care or trust employees wage freeze


  6. "Revenue Examiner"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    management does not care about employees


  7. "Temporary Assistant Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temporary Assistant Clerk in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Temporary Assistant Clerk in Bridgeport, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, learn on the go, learn vital skills not taught in school, family environment, each office is small enough to allow you to get to know your co-workers and supervisors but each agency and office interacts with others within the state so you get to know many other people working other roles. State of Connecticut employees are compensated better than any other state. Health Insurance is great!

    Cons

    Not as stable as it used to be due to hiring freezes. Moving up is highly regulated and has become difficult even if you are well liked because you must apply for promotions from centralized agency.

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities for formalized learning and cross-training for other positions would help.


  8. "You can love a state job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Motor Vehicle Examiner in Cheshire, CT
    Former Employee - Motor Vehicle Examiner in Cheshire, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity for advancement within your agency and within other state agencies. Great, affortable health care benefits. Working in a positive atmosphere with great co- workers. The hours and days. Getting to help and assist the public with a worth while service.

    Cons

    You never new if your job with the state would be eliminated. The freezing of wage increases. Sometimes dealing with a not so understanding public.


  9. "Solid job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, ability to perform work that affects the community. Supervisors were qualified and helpful in my experience.

    Cons

    Career mobility can be limited because you can't be promoted without passing an exam, which are not offered frequently. No opportunity for bonuses or merit raises.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees who perform well. Provide guidance on possible career paths to new and existing employees.


  10. "All is not as it seems"

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    one of the best place to get Health Ins and very good benefits

    Cons

    management its to fair when giving out good praises

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees like people and not machines


  11. "Motor Vehicle Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are second to none

    Cons

    Training is inconsistent and the computer system is garbage.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there baby!



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