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State of Utah Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Career Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Career Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and job security are the best

    Cons

    politics and small town mentality at times will get in the way of doing the job


  2. "Pay is terrible"

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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 Utah full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and purposeful work. Benefits are great. Pension, 401K and better than average medical, dental and vision coverage.

    Cons

    Terrible salaries. The benefits are good, but you can't thrive on the salary.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees where it matters by paying them a descent, living wage.

  3. "Social Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers
    flexible schedule
    Good benefits
    Stability
    Team environment

    Cons

    Difficult clientele
    High stress
    Burnout
    High turnover rate
    Low pay


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Best benefits you can get

    Cons

    hard to promote within the company


  5. "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Utah full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great managers who are knowledgeable and experienced.

    Cons

    Do not value employees or else it is controlled from somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Stop basing decisions solely on money.


  6. "IT Analyst III"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Good work/life balance
    Good work environment
    Flexible

    Cons

    Lots of policies and red tape
    Slow to react
    Hard to get raises


  7. "Great benefits and upward mobility"

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

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

    Pros

    1. State agencies hold onto long-time employees, many of whom assume supervisory and management positions
    2. Annual performance reviews help management and employees by providing feedback, incentives, and plans to support employees in meeting annual goals
    3. Health insurance is top-notch and some government buildings have on-site
    fitness centers with regular exercise classes and cafeterias offering nutritious food options
    4. Good retirement benefits

    Cons

    Same as with the private sector: some employees don't carry their weight; personal issues among some staff that impact others; supervisors who don't clearly communicate expectations

    Advice to Management

    Carrots are generally better incentives than sticks. If you need better performance from employees, suggest ways to achieve them or create them together.

  8. "CPS"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker in Bountiful, UT
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Bountiful, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, good people, a lot of work, rewarding job

    Cons

    A lot of deadlines, and dealing with the courts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Plenty of support


  9. "Overall balanced employment just not much opportunity"

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

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is best benefit.

    Cons

    Raises and growth opportunities are far between


  10. "Caseworker"

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    Former Employee - Caseworker in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Caseworker in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility with work schedule.

    Cons

    High stress and low pay.


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