Youth Specialist (Current Employee) – Brighton, CO – December 10, 2018
Long and stressful, very limited resources when it comes to handling mental health youth. Management depending on size of the building is either close by or too far and you never see them. Policys and procedures often change quicker than one can learn.
Parole Officer (Former Employee) – Colorado – November 14, 2018
They genuinely do not care about their officers. You need to have not only a bachelor's degree in a related field, but also be Colorado POST certified. Caseloads are generally around 100 parolees per officer. State House Bill 1326 made it so "most" parolees cannot be revoked to the DOC, basically allowing parolees to run rampant through the community, increasing crime rates exponentially. The officers are public safety oriented, but the civilian upper level management does not allow officers the discretion needed to increase public safety and hold parolees accountable for their actions and conduct on supervision. I could see the job being great if the right people were in charge, but they are a bunch of bafoons up top.
Take home state car
Poor management, extremelly low morale amoung parole officers
YSSI (Former Employee) – Grand Junction, CO – November 9, 2018
Unsafe environment. Staff constantly getting assaulted or under the microscope when it came to physically dealing with youth. Always short staffed. Management had their favorites and if you did not fit their mold you were on the outside looking in. No accountability for youth.
Co-workers, working with kids
Short staff, low pay, long hours, difficult kids that made the work environment unsafe
Data Entry Clerk/ Title Examiner (Former Employee) – Lakewood, CO – October 29, 2018
I enjoyed my short time there. I wanted to become a permanent employee but they won’t hire me from the temp agency which was awful. I would go back but know up front that there isn’t go to be a permanent job offered at the ended of my contract
They won’t hire on temp workers who got trained to work there
Colorado (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 23, 2018
Work in a Team environment with Management support. Image and Re-Imaging Laptops and Desktop from Windows 7 to Windows 10 using SCCM. Backups and Restores. Deployment of Applications and Programs with proxy settings. Deployment of equipment to End Users. Installations of Docking Stations, Monitors with the proper Adapters and Cables. Moves Adds and Changes. Break-Fix of equipment ; Dell, Lenovo MAC's, Apple iPhone's, Android and Xerox Printers. Receiving and Inventory of equipment. Surplus equipment.
Senior Developer/Lead (Former Employee) – Denver, CO 80203 – October 15, 2018
good place to work, but is very stressful. always under staff and over booked with many diverse tasks. Management is ham strung by the legislator. Okay place to work but don't expect to advance and or learn anything new.
Dining Services II (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – October 2, 2018
The hardest part of this job was communication with the international employees who work there. I learned more patients and tolerance. The most enjoyable part of this job was giving service to our Veterans many of them had severe injuries. I really loved serving and making them laugh and smile
Nurse (Current Employee) – Colorado – September 26, 2018
Frequent management changes and a lot of them decide to make up their own rules. Well paying and secure amount of hours for working. No real continuing education offered. A lot of autonomy for nurses. Good chance to move forward for management position if that is what you desire. Work culture does not really embrace work life balance due to fulfilling minimum staffing requirements for prison
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 6, 2018
Very good manager who worked hard to meet government regulations and requirements and keep a good team running well. Tough to hear some of the people who were unemployed and having trouble getting their pay. We resolved issues but sometimes unemployment just doesn't cover the bills. Nice group of people to work with who gave their all to their jobs.
Office of Information Technology - Working Hard to Deliver
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – September 4, 2018
Public sector, Government organization that is mired in red-tape for any part of procurement. Procurement can take upwards of 3 months so it is hard to react to changes in the marketplace. Budgets are on a fiscal year that goes July to June. New projects are often tied to federal funding that limits duration or prevents new projects from beginning for 2-3 months into the fiscal year. State also slow to replace personnel. Office is committed to improve compensation but legislative approval is often necessary. Jobs that are justified often go unfilled for months. Many many people at the State of Colorado are highly dedicated to the mission of serving state citizens. The old image of government employees sitting around and not working hard is very untrue. Colorado is a leader in technology across the United States and has been recognized on many occasions. Compensation is below average but benefits are good. Some positions start with 4-weeks of vacation per year. Lots of talent in the Office of Information Technology and lots of dedication. If you can handle the slow pace for moving contracts or project forward, the rest makes it worthwhile.
good place to work,but hard to advance up the ladder.....stressful at times
Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee) – Lakewood, CO – September 3, 2018
good place to work speaks for itself..... hard to advance: there is quite a lot of the good ole boys here in this location, so hard to advance, also the system involved in applying for a job isn't user friendly...... and stressful at times: we have had several growing pains in the last 2 years with losing personnel, new computer system, public opinion of the DMV...