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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing place to work and great experience

    Jun 7, 2017 - Assistant Caseworker in Provo, UT
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    Pros

    -Great purpose of work with sentimental value -Friendly coworkers -The best benefits

    Cons

    -They don't pay as good as you would like

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Stay away!

    Jun 29, 2018 - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Pros

    State benefits are decent. Holidays and vacation are good.

    Cons

    Office of Recovery Services employs some of the poorest work ethic employees I've encountered in Government. Training is non existent. Some managers are great, while other are a walking joke. No incentives to produce. As long as you show up to work, despite your productivity, your employment if bomb safe. Upper management is non-existent to the realities and poor culture that their hires create on the floor. No accountability. None. Documents get lost all the time from the public. CIU managers couldn't solve a problem if their life depended on it. Of all the overpaid Office Specialist in the State of Utah, the majority of them are in ORS/CIU. There are Office Specialist making 20+/hr, working 20 hour weeks and those who get hired on make only 10/hr @ 40 hours. Despite those who are paid lower, do MORE or the workload. Management wouldn't care less "as long as the work gets done, right?" I can't account for prior administrations, but this one is dispicable. Poor office moral and and even poorer outlook. No leadership, whatsoever. Yet, someone is getting paid and pretending to lead.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Utah Human Services

    Sep 16, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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    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.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great people, but still a government job

    Apr 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with. They are very dedicated to their work and want to make a difference for the people of Utah.

    Cons

    This is still a government job that comes with the red tape and meaningless but necessary tasks.

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee

    90/10 Rule in Effect

    Dec 29, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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    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.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Case Worker

    Sep 23, 2012 - Case Worker in Salt Lake City, UT
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    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.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Family Preservation Specialist

    Feb 9, 2013 - Family Preservation Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some office politics; case workers need more supervision

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Economic Realities in Human Services

    Mar 10, 2016 -  
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    Pros

    Utah State Government employment provides excellent insurance and retirement options. Also, in many positions, it offers stability and salaries that are competitive with the private sector.

    Cons

    In the Human Services Department of Utah State Government, there is huge divide between salaries for executives and salaries for people "in the trenches". Overtime is not generally compensated, but is expected as part of fulfilling job requirements. Like many jobs in Utah, opportunities for advancement are very limited for women.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Licensed Clinical Therapist

    Jun 18, 2016 - Licensed Clinical Therapist in West Valley City, UT
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    Pros

    Flexible schedule, excellent teamwork, benefits package is very good

    Cons

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

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great people to work with

    Jun 8, 2014 - Program Reviewer in Provo, UT
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    Pros

    Great value to help others

    Cons

    Low salary, sometimes don't feel appreciated

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