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State of Utah Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "No merit pay increases in 7 years"

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    Current Employee - Division of Child and Family Services Child Welfare Caseworker in South Salt Lake, UT
    Current Employee - Division of Child and Family Services Child Welfare Caseworker in South Salt Lake, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    employees like to say flexibility but then they choose to be available to clients 24/7

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement. No merit pay increases for caseworkers in 7 years. Caseworkers are over worked and under appreciated. Clients yell at employees daily.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Workforce Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Employment Counselor in Taylorsville, UT
    Former Employee - Employment Counselor in Taylorsville, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, coworkers, superior's.

    Cons

    Telling customers what they didn't want to hear at times.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to have a job that will feel more stable than most. Always keeps me busy, with lots to learn

    Cons

    Bureau does have the reputation of promoting people within so moving up is almost impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a change to learn and grow instead of keeping them in a place that you may be good at, and you don't want them to leave.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Encouraging"

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    Former Employee - Research Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Research Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; good benefits. I was lucky to work on a great team with people who really wanted to make a difference.

    Cons

    Not all divisions share the same forward-thinking mentality; some staff are disengaged. Salary is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page across the Divisions/Departments. Find a way to address issues that arise from employees who are disengaged.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Technician II in North Salt Lake, UT
    Former Employee - Accounting Technician II in North Salt Lake, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable environment, low stress. Work load is very light compared to private industry and no overtime is allowed. This allows time for life away from work.

    Cons

    Limited advancement. Salary increase is based on length of time with employer, and only an minimum increase across the board yearly. Rarely performance raises.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of poisonous personalities that cause good employees to leave. Lack of response to the people running the department creates drama that isn't necessary.


  7. "Steady Job but Few Opportunities for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Human Resources Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Steady Job
    Good middle management
    Professional Environment

    Cons

    In their attempt to cut the budget they have eliminated a lot of positions and not a lot of room to advance


  8. "Employment Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversified duties with employers, job seekers and staff.

    Cons

    Not challenging work environment.
    Low pay, with rare raises.


  9. "Great for the right person"

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    Current Employee - Probation Officer III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Probation Officer III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working for the state has all of the pros that come with government work: great benefits and hours, lots of PTO, great work-life balance etc. There are also a lot of great people that work as probation officers.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Low pay. Working with troubled youth can be difficult for a lot people. You see people at their worst. There is a potential for burnout

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to find new ways to improve processes. Just because that is the way has been done for 20 years doesn't mean it is the best. Keep hiring good people and fight to get raises for your best and brightest.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Telecommunications Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This place has a lot going on, you will never be bored. There is room for growth for those with ambition. All the employees have been very easy to work with.

    Cons

    There is an unusual culture. This place is very relationship driven. You are more likely to get better assignments and promotions based on your relationships with people then you are for your accomplishments. Its actually makes people do bad work to get ahead; when they know it will make someone in authority look good.

    Advice to Management

    I would say you need to focus more of technical and customer service excellence over the bizarre culture of best buddies promoting each other club.


  11. "Division of Wildlife Resources"

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    Current Employee - Range Trend Wildlife Tech II in Ephraim, UT
    Current Employee - Range Trend Wildlife Tech II in Ephraim, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Working outside in a beautiful state, building skills and seeing some amazing wildlife. The travel and experience in the field are nice.

    Cons

    I don't work for Weber State... I Tried to change the company but the search was not very comprehensive. Some of the downsides to working with the DWR is that they are revenue driven. Not everybody is working for the betterment of Utah's Wildlife and the state. Most are working the jobs for themselves oblivious that they are part of something bigger and that they have a responsibility to improve the biodiversity and health of the ecosystems in Utah. Because the people of Utah deserve that in their beautiful State.

    Advice to Management

    Crews should use reusable equipment and items and try to minimize their impact. Also, protect Utah's wild places with fierce opposition against any final land use plans. Intense Restoration is needed. investment in new science technology is also needed.


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