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State of Connecticut Reviews

Updated October 11, 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
  • The work environment due to a few toxic people (in 2 reviews)

  • work is very monotonous & redundant; computer system is antiquated & requires 4 steps for what should be able to be done in 1 or 2 steps (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Wonderful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great health benefits, upward mobility is excellent. Tuition reimbursement is also available. Vacation accumulation can be carried over to a set amount which is also a good deal.

    Cons

    Starting salaries are not competitive with private companies . Application process is too long. Departments do not get back to you in a timely manner or at all.

  3. "Work-Life Balance"

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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

    Work Life Balance is great

    Cons

    Advancement can be very slow

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "CT State Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, many departments provide room to grow once hired

    Cons

    Your boss can either be great or horrible, a lot of favoritism based on who you know and who you kiss up to


  5. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    excellent benefits and medical package

    Cons

    lots of changes, many new staff members

    Advice to Management

    be kind to your employees they work hard


  6. "Information Technology Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, good benefits, fair salary

    Cons

    Lack of training, poor advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Seek advice from low-end employees on ways to increase efficiency.


  7. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, people in HR help each other and stick together

    Cons

    No incentives or rewards; budget situation creates low morale and benefits being chipped away; difficult to manage poor performers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't join managements ranks, better off in union

  8. "Eligibility Services Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Salary low compared to private sector equivalent, quality of benefits decreasing, little room for advancement


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    the hours are great. the supervisors are great

    Cons

    the union doesn't help much.


  10. "Poor investigation practices"

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

    I worked at State of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    developmentally disabled are child like and will change your whole perspective of them.

    Cons

    Colleagues were horrible. Attitudes everywhere. Everyone hates their job. You can get fired for someone else's error. Their investigation practices are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to get rid of the bums! trouble makers have to go.


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