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State of Utah Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "State employee"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "Direct Support Professional"

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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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "Customer info"

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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

    Opportunity to serve others daily

    Cons

    low wages and perks compared to private sector


  9. "Public Service"

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    Former Employee - Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Public service is rewarding when you focus on simply trying to make Utah a better place to live. You get to meet a lot of amazing people who are committed to improving the lives of every Utahn.

    Cons

    Everything is subject to public scrutiny and consensus is virtually impossible. The Governor and leadership provide very little leadership and support. They ask the world then provide no tools to help ensure your success.

    Advice to Management

    In most cases Government employees would be better financially if they worked in the private sector. Most are working for the state because they want to make Utah a better place to live. Since you can't afford to pay them like the private sector you should find more ways to recognize their service.


  10. "State of Utah"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits that start right away

    Cons

    Usually have to know someone to get in the door


  11. "Tech II"

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

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

    Pros

    Health and Dental insurance, 401k

    Cons

    When you get a raise its like a 1 percent. Work evening, weekends and holidays. Communication problems. Hires employees family and friends, they get preference. Unfair scheduling, favoritism, if you're not manager/ supervisor favor you can really get short end of stick.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication. Fair scheduling and practices, better tranimg for new people and part timers



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