State of Colorado Employee Reviews

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Horrible
Materials Tester, Engineering (Former Employee) –  Grand Junction, COAugust 9, 2018
CDOT was and is a horrible place to work. Very poor management. They stress safety but really don't care. Total mismanagement of taxpayer money. Benefits are not that good any more. There can be long hours, but that is part of the business. Chances of advancement are minimal unless you suck up to the right people. The only good thing is year round employment. There were some good coworkers, but not many are left.
Pros
Stable employment
Cons
Everything else
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OK for a prison job
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 8, 2018
learned a lot about floor care and working with diverse people
learned about how to deal with demanding co-workers and bosses
learned time management and self direction
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Matrixed Organization
Program Assistant II (Current Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 1, 2018
CDHS is an organization that thrives on chain of command. If you enjoy a highly structured environment, then you will enjoy this work place. It is not the environment for me.
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Licensed Psychiatric Technician (Former Employee) –  Grand Junction, COJuly 19, 2018
This was a demanding job. The best part of this job was outstanding coworkers. I was amazed how each person bonded to make this environment as safe as possible.
Pros
yearly refresher training
Cons
high stress
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Challenging, high intensity job with great reward
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Cañon City, COJuly 17, 2018
There is no such thing as a typical day working in corrections. Each moment holds something new- new people, new problems, new challenges to overcome and solve. Every day is a learning experience to absorb. In my time with the department, I tried my best to learn as much as possible in as many different areas as possible. That way, I was better equipped to handle odd situations when they were thrown at me. The strong, family like bond that connects the people who work for the Department of Corrections is remarkable. Procedures are based on sticking together as one unit and standing tall as such. Handling the diverse personalities of each inmate can be difficult at times but it can also be the most rewarding. To be able to test my own range of understanding and steer a person in the most productive direction, typically in a high stress situation, is such an enjoyable task for me. It is truly what corrections and rehabilitation is. Showing a person who may be at a low point in their life that there is so much more they can do. Not only showing them that there is more, but showing them how to obtain it.
Pros
Knowledge, health benefits, opportunity to advance, overtime
Cons
No breaks, no pay raises/bonuses
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Dead end job
Housekeeper (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 16, 2018
Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.This place is a joke! The management needs to be replaced until they do will always have same problem! Somebody Please!
Pros
None
Cons
Lack of Management
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Corrections Officer I (Current Employee) –  Pueblo, COJuly 13, 2018
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They expect you to bend over backwards for them but complain when you call out on a sick day. They pick and choose what policies they want to follow and when a complaint is filed they are not fair.
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Do not recommend
Physician Assistant (Former Employee) –  State CDOCJuly 9, 2018
Don't usually write reviews but feel obligated to advise job seekers of some things you will not hear in basic training academy.
If you like clinical medicine, you won't last long here.

Most sick call visits are malingering. Using medical as an excuse to get some accommodations. Very high non compliance rate as expected

EMR. -dysfunctional

Pay- if you have any experience at all, pay substandard for providers



Offenders lose right to vote when they walk in the door but not the right to file frivolous lawsuits and they will.
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Coworkers
Cons
Everything else
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Too much nepotism and cronyism, pay is too low.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 4, 2018
Too many family members are hired, even though they are useless and have no inclination to remain on the job.
They are given too much leeway on the policies and rules while everybody else is forced to toe the line.

The building is dismal and old. The pay is horrible if you're a contractor or a temp.
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Overall competitive room for advanement.
Heavy Equipment operator (Former Employee) –  Cañon City, COJuly 2, 2018
State of Colorado is a great place to learn and advance. I recommend anyone to work here the culture is diverse a great learning experience. The heavy equipment was the the best part of my learning experience
Pros
Always learning new things
Cons
Tight schedules
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Terrible job
Compliance inspectors (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 1, 2018
Overly stressful, 60 hours work weeks, travel 100% of the time, salary employees with no overtime compensation, poor management, lack of training, great deal of turnover because of poor supervisors and work hours, and traveling 100% of the time.
Pros
None
Cons
Overworked for low pay
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If you enjoy being yelled at all day - this job is for you
Tax Examiner I (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 28, 2018
Working for the State of Colorado is difficult at best unless you are a family member of someone already working there. There is so much favoritism and nepotism. The job deals with the public who is not happy about taxes and they yell at you constantly which you cannot do anything about or you get in trouble. If you unlucky enough to get collections, its worse, you are stuck on the phones 8 hours a day and management does not care about anything but their numbers. The most enjoyable part of the job is leaving.
Pros
The benefits are not too bad
Cons
Management
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Favorite Jon
Manager 1 Cook (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJune 25, 2018
Zebuline Pike is a detention center for the youth. Employees are awesome and respectful. A state job has many benefits. Culinary program allows experience to develop.
Pros
Awesome Employees
Cons
Juvenile Detention
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secure position but little upward mobility
contract administrator IV Lead (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJune 24, 2018
not a typical "at will" position, but very little opportunity to advance. Very rule driven. Innovation is limited by statutory mandates. Potential for long career even though growth may not match you aspirations.
Pros
job security
Cons
few advancement opportunities
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Amazing until management was rearranged
Judicial Assistant (Current Employee) –  ColoradoJune 20, 2018
There was good morale and teamwork for a while, but you see favoritism and mismanagement and miscommunication too much. Not much room for advancement. Very good job to learn, but not stay at forever. Great benefits though!
Pros
Benefits, time off, intellectual job, good training
Cons
Atmosphere, management, no job security, no advancement opportunity
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Not a good place to work
Police Officer (Current Employee) –  Pueblo, COJune 20, 2018
I would not recommend this employer. They do not care about employees or their families. The upper management does not care about employees and do not step up to help when needed.
Pros
benefits
Cons
everything else
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great programs
Mental Health Clinician (Current Employee) –  Pueblo, COJune 16, 2018
Very dangerous place to work. Majority of Professional Staff have minimal education (Vocational Degrees). However mission is positive for the patients.
Pros
decent pay
Cons
Danger factor
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Benefits are good, that's about it
Tax Examiner (Current Employee) –  Lakewood, COJune 11, 2018
Typical government job, slackers are rewarded, hard workers are over worked. Underpaid, inefficient structure. Movement is limited. People are not held accountable for their mistakes.
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There job
Farm services (Former Employee) –  Cortez, COJune 3, 2018
The job was great , but the manager and one of the secretaries was impossible to work with, very rude, disrespectful, unwilling to help new people , rude to customers
Pros
The job
Cons
It was good to learn
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Saftey based enviroment
Correctional Officer 1 (Former Employee) –  Buena Vista, COMay 29, 2018
Good place to work for if you are good with stressful environment. You can advance easily if you want to. Great pay and befits available. Management could be better.
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