State of Colorado Employee Reviews

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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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Typical Corporate Office Environment
Data entry for reports, reference, and statistics (Former Employee) –  Grand Junction, COAugust 26, 2018
General office job duties, set schedule, room for advancement.
Enjoyable duties with decent benefits. Supervisor was professional and communicative.
Recommend this job.
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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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Very secure Job
Licensed Psychiatric Technician (Current Employee) –  Grand Junction, COAugust 6, 2018
This company takes care of employees very well financially. It is an extremely mentally and physically demanding job, but can be very rewarding at times as well.
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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
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Everything else
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