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  1. "Utah Human Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Utah Department of Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to to change the lives of individuals. Some opportunity for growth if you are willing to move to different departments and division.

    Cons

    It is government.. Working for the State you are luck to get a 2% COLA per year. New employees are getting fewer benefits than many current employees and the same pay. Limited opportunity for promotion. Most new positions start at the beginning of the pay scale and can not go up as there are no step increases.


  2. "Licensed Clinical Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Clinical Therapist in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Licensed Clinical Therapist in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Utah Department of Human Services (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, excellent teamwork, benefits package is very good

    Cons

    Child welfare work is heartbreaking more often than it is rewarding.

    Advice to Management

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  3. "90/10 Rule in Effect"

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

    I have been working at Utah Department of Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and relaxed expectations make this a cushy place to work. That's also one of the problems.

    Cons

    Self-motivated people who are interested in making real and lasting changes for the better have an extremely difficult uphill battle. Institutional laziness and fear of change make it nearly impossible to tackle projects that will lead to increasingly positive outcomes. Political factors play too much of a role in management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Treat government employees how they are treated in the private sector. Remove incentives for lazy behavior by making all employees at-will and show appreciation for service beyond milestone achievements.


  4. "Great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Program Reviewer in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Program Reviewer in Provo, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Utah Department of Human Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great value to help others

    Cons

    Low salary, sometimes don't feel appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries if possible


  5. "Family Preservation Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Family Preservation Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Family Preservation Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Utah Department of Human Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent environment. Very professional. Worked with low-income families.

    Cons

    Some office politics; case workers need more supervision

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with case workers


  6. "Case Worker"

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

    I worked at Utah Department of Human Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like helping people this is a great job. Case Workers, work with children and adults and is able to remove children out of dangers situation. There is also the joy of seeing a parent getting their life together and children return back to their home.

    Cons

    Because of the extreme abuse a worker sees this job can burn you out real fast. Children no matter how unhappy or unsafe they are they always want to return home.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to listen to their workers and make the necessary changers because the job is so stressful.