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State of Utah Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  1. "Depends on Department"

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

    I worked at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    The work-life balance is ideal (you leave work at work). Benefits have been slipping, but the state still offers decent retirement and health care benefits.

    Cons

    The department executive director along with all their appointees created a terrible work culture (e.g. nepotism, favoritism, hostile work environment, high turnover, low morale). For professional-level fields, the compensation is horrible and falls far below industry standards. Limited advancement opportunities unless you're white, male, and Mormon (few exceptions).


  2. "Tax Commission"

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    Former Employee - Valuation Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Valuation Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easygoing, relaxed atmosphere, plenty of time off

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility

  3. "Great Place To work"

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    Current Employee - Archival Technician in Layton, UT
    Current Employee - Archival Technician in Layton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Extra stuff you can use.

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted as its not a big promotional setting.


  4. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    good people in the office

    Cons

    tough hours and had long days


  5. "Okay..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, okay benefits, if you like shift work you could be happy.

    Cons

    Pay is nothing to brag about.
    Work schedule can be rough.
    Immediate supervisors are great, but they can only do so much.

    Advice to Management

    Upper government officials should listen to what employees who actually work in the field have to say. Unfortunately, it all comes down to politics and money.


  6. "Great Benefits"

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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

    The State of Utah has some of the best benefits offered to employees. The benefits include an excellent 401k plan and health insurance.

    Cons

    I have not found any negatives with the benefits.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits... Lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Stressful dealing with the public

  8. "Director of Business Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Smart people to work with, a government that is trying to do good things, enterprise-level opportunities.

    Cons

    You have to deal with both lower case p and upper case p politics. Leadership changes so often that it seems like you never get to finish an initiative. Individual leaders' careers goals can sometimes drive the agenda rather than doing something that is best for the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the constituents in mind.


  9. "Office Technician"

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

    I have been working at State of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Easy going staff, everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    Very slow environment even during legislative session season when most of the hill is so hectic.


  10. "Records Clerk II"

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    Current Employee - Records Clerk in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Records Clerk in American Fork, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with the clients and their families

    Cons

    some of the negative feedback from the families when they get mad.

    Advice to Management

    Give positive feedback


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