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State of Vermont Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great pay, great bosses (in 10 reviews)

  • steady work, good benefits, decent pay (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Union makes it hard for employees, managers and HR to work together (in 2 reviews)

  • old technology, old beliefs, lot of paperwork, reluctance to move to newer technology (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "mehhh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Vermont full-time

    Pros

    benefits, co workers, structure make a difference

    Cons

    annual budget cuts, waste and bureaucracy


  2. "Horrible Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Waterbury, VT
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Waterbury, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    The management was terrible, and employee retention was awful.

  3. "Not the Best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Vermont full-time

    Pros

    -Union Protection
    -Slow Work Flow
    -Scheduling Flexibility

    Cons

    -Poor Management
    -Poor prospects for advancement
    -Stressful work environment
    -High employee turnover


  4. "DCF Social Worker - An opportunity to have a profound impact, but it's hard road"

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    Current Employee - Social Worker
    Current Employee - Social Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Dedicated co-workers
    -Culture of collaboration
    -An opportunity to have an impact on the lives of children and families
    -Great benefits and pay

    Cons

    -Challenging relationship with the community
    -Physical and Emotional grind
    -Constant conflict

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing your best in a very difficult situation! Ease bureaucratic hurdles for employees where possible.


  5. "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Schedule, Benefits and a decent balance for work/life.

    Cons

    The pay is below average and expectations are above was is reasonable for the limited decision-making authority PM's have

    Advice to Management

    Revisit authority structures and pay scale to allow for decision making at lower levels and increase wages to meet the cost of living.


  6. "Public Health Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Public Health Specialist in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Public Health Specialist in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The department of Health has a bunch of great people working there doing great work. If people are hired that is the time to negotiate a higher pay step; once someone is hired raises are very prescribed.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape being a state entity.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should encourage middle management not to treat workers like they are expendable.


  7. "Pretty good. Pretty, pretty good."

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    Former Employee - Benefit Programs Specialist in Waterbury, VT
    Former Employee - Benefit Programs Specialist in Waterbury, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Union support. Great benefits. Relaxed work environment. Casual dress code. Rewarding, important work.

    Cons

    Recruitment/HR needs to be more selective, especially considering that pay there is above average. They could do better in attracting a higher caliber talent in both the rank & file workers as well as management.

    Advice to Management

    More people in management need to get a better understanding of the function of government, especially where public assistance in concerned. There's not enough 'heart' in management there. For too many, it's just a paycheck. The idea of public service/civil servant is hardly ever inculcated as they onboard new staff, but especially management.

  8. "corrections"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and plenty of chances for advancement

    Cons

    politics play to much of a role in decision making


  9. "Could be great, but just average"

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

    I have been working at State of Vermont full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, co worker, hours, vacation time, pay

    Cons

    Managers, they forget real quickly where they came from

    Advice to Management

    Most staff know more than you, you should pay attention when you are new


  10. "It could be worse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You can occasionally make a difference

    Cons

    Consistently values longevity over performance

    Advice to Management

    You do not need $300/hr consultants to fix your problems if you develop the workforce you already have.


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