Materials Tester, Engineering (Former Employee) – Grand Junction, CO – August 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.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Cañon City, CO – July 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.
Knowledge, health benefits, opportunity to advance, overtime
Corrections Officer I (Current Employee) – Pueblo, CO – July 13, 2018
none 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.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – July 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.
Heavy Equipment operator (Former Employee) – Cañon City, CO – July 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
Compliance inspectors (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – July 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.
If you enjoy being yelled at all day - this job is for you
Tax Examiner I (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – June 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.
contract administrator IV Lead (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – June 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.
Judicial Assistant (Current Employee) – Colorado – June 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!
Benefits, time off, intellectual job, good training
Atmosphere, management, no job security, no advancement opportunity