Depends on which agency you work for
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – April 18, 2017
Overall, the state provides a stable workplace. There are limitations to advancement and most agencies don't offer merit-based raises. You are limited to what the governor/legislature decides is a fair cost of living increase. Usually that's 2% at a maximum. Some agencies offer tuition reimbursement. Mine does not. Health insurance is affordable and okay. I have an HSA which the state contributes to. I also have a pension and 401k with the state, so that is nice.
Decent benefits, good stability
Lack of flexibility with promoting good employees, lack of incentives for hard work, differentiation in perks between agencies