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State of Utah Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Great Security"

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

    I worked at State of Utah full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Security, benefits, mostly good people

    Cons

    Poor work ethic with some of the coworkers


  6. "Not Bad, but Not Outstanding Either"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Excellent co-workers
    My direct supervisor is great to work for

    Cons

    Relatively low pay
    Politics (everywhere, but a bit more here)
    Evident poor work habits in some long-term employee's
    Not much room to move up
    Upper management seems out of touch. I guess that's to be expected when working for government. No competition means no way to quantify efficiency, or anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what to say here. I think things are typical for government work.


  7. "Education Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, able to help districts and schools.

    Cons

    Increasing workload due to additional underfunded mandates.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Recovery Agent I"

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    Former Employee - Enforcement Agent I in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Enforcement Agent I in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The insurance and retirement benefits are not surpassed. There is no overtime allowed and you get weekends off and several paid holidays.

    Cons

    They are a government agency and have convinced themselves that they are efficient when in reality they are anything but. There is also a buddy system and being able to get assistance when needed is nearly impossible. When you have to seek assistance elsewhere you are chastised for not going to your senior agents or manager, even though they are nowhere to be found most of the time. Management and employees also arrive late, and this is acceptable as long as you are part of the "in" group. They don't reward hard work; they reward brown-nosing.

    Advice to Management

    Actually manage instead of intimidate. Reward hard work in an effort to encourage efficiency. Rid yourselves of the good ol' buddy network.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "More of a stepping stone than a career"

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    Former Employee - Caseworker in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Caseworker in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    You will gain experience with all sorts of social work populations. It looks great on a resume. 12 days paid vacation in addition to state and national holidays.

    Cons

    Hard work goes unappreciated. My direct supervisor was awesome, however there is a complete disconnect with upper and state management. Not a lot of opportunity for advancement. Don't expect a pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Judicial Branch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Opportunity for a better work/life balance
    -Knowledgeable and helpful coworkers

    Cons

    -Lower salary
    -No incentives
    -Lack of innovation
    -Cultures are hard to break through


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