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Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "Psychiatric Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Pension.

    Cons

    Average to Low Pay for Direct Care Staff


  2. Helpful (1)

    "DTS - Technical Support Specialist II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DTS - Technical Support Specialist II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - DTS - Technical Support Specialist II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Flexibility
    Great Benefits
    Great Life to Work Balance
    Great PTO and Sick leave plan

    Cons

    Performance Bonuses and Raises are not up to standard, public sector so expect this...

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Employment counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tooele, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, secure employment, and opportunities to move within the state.

    Cons

    Government regulated and increases are few and far between.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Not Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good but gradually going in the opposite direction. UTA public transit paid for. Pensions no longer exist in the form they use to but still good for those who started prior 2011.

    Cons

    Only way to really make a decent wage is to get into management. Office politics are bad if not worse than the private sector. Government waste is prevalent.

    Advice to Management

    Performance doesn't really get noticed. I make a decent wage but its only through advancement into management and even then raises don't happen very often.


  5. "stable job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Salt Lake, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Salt Lake, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get any Holladay off and weekends. The work is not hard just have to learn a lot of regulations at the begining.

    Cons

    Very hard to move up.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "State Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co workers to learn from.

    Cons

    No benefits unless you are full time, if you are FT you will get paid less but be eligible for benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Be pro active with performance reviews.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Job Security and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Lacks raises. A lot of the work is relied on the mid-management with lack of compensation. External interviews are based purely on interviewing, none of your performance is considered.

    Advice to Management

    Support your supervisors. Avoid adding more responsibilities and duties without compensation.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "not a place for merit based work career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Information Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, light workload

    Cons

    no upward mobility, no access to newer technologies, not many development opportunities and poor pay as an employee

    Advice to Management

    create a merit based system and actually post all jobs either on the external or internal job site, do not allow jobs to go people just because they know someone and don't have the skill set.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "'Poster Child' for destroying morale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Longevity, proxmity, clientele and co-worker who appreciate my effort. Too bad executives and administrators can't look beyond their own self importance, to see the efforts of those who are 'beneath' them.

    Cons

    Despicable wages and incredible insensitivity toward the value of the individual and the desire to make a positive difference. You give your heart and soul to making a contribution and the uppity up administrators end up shredding your program in teeny tiny pieces.

    Advice to Management

    Hire your people, take care of them and let them feel good about coming to work each day. You hired us for our skill sets and expertise. Why can't you just let us perform in the spirit of a tru community?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Health Program Specialist I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor/Project Management in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor/Project Management in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are all kinds of opportunities, a lot to learn and you can grow professionally. The hours are great and you get a lot of holidays paid off. There is a little gym in our building.

    Cons

    There are no raises unless you move up in positions, also there are a lot of politics when getting a new higher position, it is all about who you know, not "who is the best person for the job" a lot of Inefficiency. No real training for your job.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people you have currently working for you and get the pay rate worthy for all the work that is preformed by people who care


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