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State of Utah Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "Great opportunities for professional advancement. Where you work within the State will significantly your experience."

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are great. Within my office, which is a political office, I have the opportunity to work in different substantive areas. That comes with an office that has statewide responsibility.

    Cons

    We haven't had a pay raise in several years. There is a strong antigovernment sentiment within the local community and elsewhere throughout the state.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to understand what the people at the ground level do on a day-to-day basis. It will significantly help in making management and budgetary decisions.


  2. "Stable environment, that is has a good work-life balance."

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Analyst III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits: Good Time Off, Good Retirement Plans, Good Health Care

    Overtime is compensated

    Overtime has to be approved by upper management which keeps work weeks typically at 40 hours.

    Training and mentoring occurs on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Some management tries to prevent you from using comp-time earned through overtime.

    Technical staff are not paid as much as found in private sector.

    Budgets are always shrinking, so raises are rare.

    No Paid Technical training.

    Multiple Departments have different agendas which sometime conflict with each other.


  3. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Long-term stability; insurance benefits are good

    Cons

    salary isn't as good as it should be


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  5. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, plenty of time off, good health benefits

    Cons

    no bonuses, no company paid holidays

    Advice to Management

    I think management is really good at identifying and promoting talent.


  6. "Lots of opportunities for advancement"

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    Former Employee - DCFS Caseworker in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - DCFS Caseworker in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good starting off pay.
    Opportunity to advance.
    As a caseworker I had a flexible schedule.
    Great health and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    High case load, could be very stressful at times.


  7. "Helped with financial disclosure reporting related to lobbyist activities and general office management."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, professional people, and fun activities every now and then, like going to a policy speech or sitting in during a session with the legislature. You gain insight into the inner workings of state politics.

    Cons

    The incessant data entry can get pretty dull, but they're usually good about breaking up tasks.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Penetration Tester"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Secure Job, lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Politics, not financially competitive. Benefits have decreased in the last 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be competitive when it comes to salary, or else employees will keep leaving for better jobs when they acquire valuable skills like they do now.


  9. "Probation"

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    Former Employee - Probation Officer in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Probation Officer in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent employer. Great benefits, very flexible. Great with training. Takes care of their employees

    Cons

    Better communication between management and staff would be great


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    "Workforce Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Employment Counselor in Taylorsville, UT
    Former Employee - Employment Counselor in Taylorsville, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Utah (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, coworkers, superior's.

    Cons

    Telling customers what they didn't want to hear at times.


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great time flexibility, excellent benefits

    Cons

    None at this time, excellent place to work

    Advice to Management

    None


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