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State of Utah Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "Mid-level management is lacking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unemployment Adjudicator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Unemployment Adjudicator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Steady work, good benefits, clean

    Cons

    Managers are sometimes promoted without being qualified, pay never changes

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they're worth, weed out vindictive managers


  2. "counselor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counselor in Richfield, UT
    Former Employee - Counselor in Richfield, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and ok pay

    Cons

    not any that i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    no comment


  3. "HR"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very little that was positive

    Cons

    Everything was pretty much a con

    Advice to Management

    Don't work in public sector


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  5. "Worst place ever!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Saint George, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Clients are awsome! Health Insurance is better then average.

    Cons

    Jaded, aloof and apathetic staff that will do anything in their power to avoid working, thus avoid helping those in need. Workers are entitled and act as if clients are taking from their personal pockets.

    Advice to Management

    Educate staff on cultural sensitivity, empathy and stress management. Value your employees and have empathy for them as well. Reprioritize your values. Acknowledge excellence and encourage cooperation and tolerance.


  6. "State of Utah"

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    Current Employee - Office Specialist/Project Analyst in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Office Specialist/Project Analyst in Saint George, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    I enjoy my position and the people I work with.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any at this time.


  7. "IT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities for diverse job/knowledge advancement

    Cons

    Actually, none comes to mind, really

    Advice to Management

    Continue as is


  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great time flexibility, excellent benefits

    Cons

    None at this time, excellent place to work

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "15 years and private sector bound."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Co-workers are like family, especially for those in times of need. Celebration of Holidays, accomplishments and successes. Benefits package.

    Cons

    Salery is aweful. Private sector jobs average pay is 3 to 4 times the amount. Benefits at risk every yearly legeslation session. Legeslatures get big raises and the rest of the state employees get 1%. You literally sink financially trying to keep a benefit package.

    Advice to Management

    The good olé church boys club is very obvious. If you use an employees knowledge and count on them daily, do not overlook them on promotions. You loose valuable trust and commitment to hiring outside over insiders that have devoted all day in and day out. This is a morale killer for all that witness these actions.


  10. "Staff Leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, quick to get a raise, It is cool to work one on one with the clients and to be able to see them grow and progress in their program. It is very rewarding in that sense of the job.

    Cons

    Inconsistent staffing, sometimes there is inconsistency between the staff and the leader of the program. This can lead to a lot of confusion, and it can be hard to keep up with the recent changes. There is no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to pay overtime. That would encourage the employees to stay at their job and move to other areas of work so frequently. There should be a way to get more input from the staff about the process dealing with the client.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work. Lower salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Analyst II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Retirement: An additional 10% of your salary is put into a Pension and/or 401k program.
    Security: little chance of a layoff.
    The people here are good to work with.
    Many departments pay for your bus pass.

    Cons

    If you stay less than 4 years you don't get any of the pension/401K money put in by the state.
    The salary is lower than in the private sector.


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