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Forklift Driver (Former Employee) –  Florence, CODecember 10, 2018
Temporary position unloaded and loaded food and materials for other facilities stacked pallets and shrink wrapped cleaned and mopped warehouse and forklift
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productive and fu
Staffing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Wheat Ridge, CODecember 7, 2018
Great place to work with great benefits, employment advancement, trainings provided. The enviornment was a very professional and included advancement.
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It was an awesome experience!
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Steamboat Springs, CONovember 23, 2018
I worked in a one person office & the office stayed continuously busy. The training was top notch & time at work went by very quickly. Great staff support team.
Pros
great work environment
Cons
to have had 2 people in the office would have been better.
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Poor Division to work for
Parole Officer (Former Employee) –  ColoradoNovember 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.
Pros
Take home state car
Cons
Poor management, extremelly low morale amoung parole officers
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Unsafe
YSSI (Former Employee) –  Grand Junction, CONovember 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.
Pros
Co-workers, working with kids
Cons
Short staff, low pay, long hours, difficult kids that made the work environment unsafe
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Good opportunity
Event Staff And Stagehand (Former Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 7, 2018
Working with Diamond Standard Events was a very good opportunity to obtain extra cash because the jobs and hours are readily available. Very relaxed and fun environment to work in.
Pros
Great environment
Cons
random locations
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Good place to work
Community Parole Officer (Former Employee) –  Pueblo, CONovember 3, 2018
I really enjoyed my job there and only left to go back to school. The employees worked as a team and my supervisor was great! They understood when I needed to take family time off.
Pros
State car to drive
Cons
none
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Great people to work with
Data Entry Clerk/ Title Examiner (Former Employee) –  Lakewood, COOctober 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
Pros
The employees
Cons
They won’t hire on temp workers who got trained to work there
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Desktop Technical Support
Colorado (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 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.
Pros
Great IT Team and Training
Cons
Parking
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Underpaid but it's a state job
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Golden, COOctober 20, 2018
The State has great benefits and lots of time off but my job was very fast paced and very stressful at times. The Management at my company were very communicative and open which was great!
Cons
lots of hours and compensation is not competitive
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good place to work, but is very stressful
Senior Developer/Lead (Former Employee) –  Denver, CO 80203October 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.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
poor managment
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Excellent work environment - team work, comradery
ADMIN II (Current Employee) –  ColoradoOctober 11, 2018
I am currently working for the State of Colorado. I am under contract that is about over. The work was challenging and rewarding. I look forward to coming into work with a great attitude every day.
Pros
Team work
Cons
Contract is almost over
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fast paced, great management and benefits
Disability Examiner (Former Employee) –  Aurora, COOctober 10, 2018
The management was great. Everyone was willing to help when needed and give advice to help you succeed. Quiet cubicle atmosphere. Free gym on first floor.
Pros
management, paid time off
Cons
fast paced, quota environment
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Consistent work
Dining Services II (Former Employee) –  Aurora, COOctober 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
Pros
Free food
Cons
harsh language from manager
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Choose Not to Answer
Registered Nurse/Nurse I (Current Employee) –  Ordway, COSeptember 29, 2018
Choose Not to Answer, this is a state-run correctional facility. All components of the position are dictated based on safety and security with minimal flexibility.
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Well paying but frequent management changes
Nurse (Current Employee) –  ColoradoSeptember 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
Pros
Salary, retirement, time off
Cons
No breaks, no advantage for seniority
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Contracted
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 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.
Pros
Good job
Cons
Contractor
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Office of Information Technology - Working Hard to Deliver
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 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.
Pros
Dedication, Technology Goals, Benefits
Cons
Slow movement, Compensation
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good place to work,but hard to advance up the ladder.....stressful at times
Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee) –  Lakewood, COSeptember 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...
Pros
lots of locatons, paid holidays, benefits
Cons
not flexible, management, beauracacy
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Stable hours and good coworkers
Mech II Plumber (Current Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 29, 2018
I enjoy working at the State of Colorado. There are good people to work with. The hours are stable and work is steady. Benefits are a plus. Good medical insurance.
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