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State of Utah Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Auditor"

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

    I worked at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Work and life balance is good if you have a good manager. Medical benefits great with HSA plan.

    Cons

    They pay lowest salary possible. Very little advancement opportunities. Friends=advancement. High turnover. Micromanaging environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism amongst friends. Become the equal opportunity employer advertised. Raise salaries to keep employees. Stop turnover.


  2. "Employment Specialist"

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

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of training

    Cons

    Favoritism, unfair work distribution, too much waste

    Advice to Management

    They don't care so not wasting my time


  3. "Adult Protective Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Provo, UT
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady employment, typical 8 am to 5 pm day, paid holidays, good benefits, small department, and own office.

    Cons

    Utah is one of the lowering paying states for this position. Pay raises are only a few cents. Benefits have gone up in price and cancel out pay raise. Extremely difficult to raise a family on low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Policy makers of Utah need to increase salary and send someone to see what worker does on a daily basis. Utah needs to a lot more money into social services, it's programs and employees. Turn over rate too high because of all these factors and case load. Due to small department size career opportunities are limited.


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  5. "Good opportunities"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good climate, a lot of jobs

    Cons

    Bad salary, some managers have years of experience but are not qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing very well. Sadly a lot depends on legislature.


  6. "State employee"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay with decent hours, will generally work with schedule needs. Generally good staff to work around as well.

    Cons

    Dealing with all the rabble, meaning offender population and staff occasionally.


  7. "Great place to work for!"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment. Very demanding.

    Cons

    Insufficient human resources. Workload per person on team extremely high.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. "Senior Database Engineer"

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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

    I love being a database engineer

    Cons

    Flexible work hours not always possible


  9. "Direct Support Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    I loved people I worked with and even my Program Leader was awesome. Upper management was not the best but, I have never worked for company were upper management was your best friend. I loved working with loved the friendships I had. They offer a great benefits package which is affordable to most employees and dependents. Laid back environment were you make a difference. great schedules and hopefully coworkers who will work with you. Lots of paid time off and sick days. Room for advancement if you want it which will help with the pay.

    Cons

    The pay at the time was okay for a Direct Support Professional $10.80 and now is $11.10 if I'm not mistaken. It is 2016 and They should be offering more in the range of $12 an hour if they want to hire and keep their people.


  10. "High Turn-over"

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    Former Employee - Program Lead in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Program Lead in American Fork, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and overtime is always available. There are great staff and individuals to work with. Great job for college students, in no way a career job, merely a stepping stone job.

    Cons

    Low pay, nasty environment, and very little communication and appreciation given to staff. Fixed shifts. Consistently short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and recognize staff. Listen to your staff, work with your staff.


  11. "Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Unemployed in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great location and well-run state. The state's financial situation is very strong and the elected personnel are generally good people.

    Cons

    The organization/department for which I worked was not fair and acted in a very troubling fashion.



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