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State of Connecticut Reviews

Updated January 20, 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 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, benefits, carrier mobility (in 9 reviews)

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

  • My work environment was full of cubes, where I could hear people whispering and gossiping (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Temporary Assistant Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "You can love a state job."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "Solid job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "All is not as it seems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  6. "Motor Vehicle Specialist"

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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!


  7. "Secretary 1"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary I in Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Secretary I in Manchester, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibile, convenient, supervisors are understanding

    Cons

    only part time hours are available at this time


  8. "Workers Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Secure work environment for employees.

    Cons

    Little mobility within the agency


  9. "Fiscal Administrtive Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding, in terms of medical and retirement. Excellent pay.

    Cons

    The work environment due to a few toxic people. (not all)


  10. "Great work life balance and benefits, but bureaucratic."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits, vacation and sick leave. Great place to work if you have a family.

    Cons

    This may come as a shock, but state government can be bureaucratic. The process matters more than the result. Also, the state is in a permanent budget crisis. Raises are rare, the benefits are in danger and the retirement system is severely underfunded. Everything is run on a shoestring.


  11. "Mental Health"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I loved my job. Good hours (I liked working evenings). Good benefits. I liked my co-workers and keeping busy. I worked in a Correctional Facility admissions facility. Unionized.

    Cons

    No autonomy. Micro managed and controlling management. Dishonest and uncaring health management. Emotionally abusive, conniving. Their goal was "quantity of work, not quality".
    I just couldn't compromise my integrity and license to hurry through a full psychiatric evaluation and suicide assessment in 30 minutes or less.

    Advice to Management

    While I attended a conference, the psychologist mentioned his supervising medical residents and said: "health care is the most oppressive occupation". Weed out all the middle management and let your workers do their job. I would also recommend that management/supervisory staff get some psychotherapy to discuss their sadistic and controlling characteristics.



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