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DAS - BEST hires Consultants to do the heavy lifting
Solution Architect (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTSeptember 11, 2018
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Bureau of Enterprise Standards and Technology (BEST) has the potential of being a great place to work and learn. However, the State's financial and workplace rules and regulations can often confound individuals who have worked for years in the private sector. Nonetheless, I did great work for the teams at the Department of Public Health in getting their IT needs to be understood and met by the BEST delivery teams.
Pros
A State Job Opportunity
Cons
Hired as and treated as a Consultant
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Fast paste
Cook (Former Employee) –  Enfield, CTSeptember 10, 2018
I was a cook at a facility and I was a inmate. Not a Ct work the CO was some jerks and the took food and gave inmates cold food and I didn't like it. I was at a different facility so being there was relaxing.
Pros
To inmates
Cons
Incarcerated
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Free lunch
General Laborer/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Enfield, CTSeptember 10, 2018
Great places to work as far its it's contracts giving advancements to evolve in for greater job set skills etc. etc... such as different forklift and heavy equipment management abilities...
Pros
Free uniforms
Cons
long hours
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fast paced
Forensic Investigator (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CTSeptember 5, 2018
Excellent job for soscial workers with very little experience working in an diverse community. Job entails patience with people with divergent backgrounds
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safe work enviroment
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Cheshire, CTAugust 28, 2018
safe, low stress enviroment friendly staff and co-workers free snacks, and all you can drink beveridge counter, coffee, tea, juice, milk, conduments for lunch
Pros
free stuff
Cons
strict rules
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A fun group of people to work with
Application Developer (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTAugust 28, 2018
I was on a brief contract with the State but enjoyed most all of it. My contract was not renewed when I expected it to be but the State was also having budget issues. My co-workers were respectful and fun to work with.
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Great benefits
Envir of Care Manager, Hospital Safety Officer (Former Employee) –  Farmington, CTAugust 27, 2018
Excellent benefits and worth it for that alone. Salaries dependable if you are union or not. Salary employees work more than 8 hours daily. Hardest part of the job is during bad weather.
Pros
benefits
Cons
job security if non union
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very good with clients
Kitchen Worker (Former Employee) –  Somers, CTAugust 22, 2018
Its a good thing to hold a job for the state of connecticut
Sometimes its very hard because the push u to do m0ore then ur job requires but it pass of in the end
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Connecticut is rising as a public education power house
Chief of Staff (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTAugust 21, 2018
Primary and higher education institutions work together with business community to address achievement gaps and industry-specific curricula to attract and retain students.
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Secure Position with great benefits but limited advancement opportunities
Tax Corrections Examiner 1 (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTAugust 16, 2018
Started as a trainee and advanced to Examiner 1 after 1 year. Was overqualified for the position and applied for many positions which were more applicable to my experience. Very difficult to advance. Management was not interested in placing the best person in the positions. Outstanding benefits but really a boring, dead end job.
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Collaborative culture
Family Services Office Clerk (Current Employee) –  Bridgeport, CTAugust 2, 2018
This was my greatest experience of working career. Great colleagues, ample downtime, great benefits, and flexible scheduling. Overall loved working here.
Pros
Great benefits package
Cons
Stressful environment
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work experience
Sewing Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Somers, CTJuly 30, 2018
learned warehouse, management, inventory control, quality control, among other things. work place was fast paced and required a person to pick up on the task in a timely manner
Pros
good learning enviorment
Cons
none
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This experience was life changing.
Social Worker (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CTJuly 27, 2018
It was a wonderful productive place to work. I worked with a diverse group of individuals. I attended several trainings at the academy which helped in understanding the dynamics of different ethnic groups and people with special needs.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
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Great experience
Correctional Counselor (Former Employee) –  Manson in CheshireJuly 27, 2018
Liked working there. learned a lot. Time to move on. Great experiences. Stressful but did this for 20 years. Can help people now that really want to be helped.
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Learning
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Department of Administrative Services (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTJuly 24, 2018
Very busy atmosphere
Enjoyed my workload ...dealt with dislocated workers which was very stressful but had tremendous support from management.
Great satisfaction when we placed a laid-off worker into a new State position.
Pros
Job placement
Cons
None
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Overall a positive and mutually beneficial work expierience
Adult Pribation Officer (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CTJuly 22, 2018
Observed many changes over a 26 year career. Ended with our Department being only one of two accredited states. At one point this was a job exclusive to eliciting change and improvements to offenders issues to prevent recidivism. With the influx of computer technology supervision became quantitative instead of qualitative. The philosophy became if an offender sores a certain way their treatment would follow a computer generated course and did not allow for individual tailoring of treatment to specific issues.
Pros
Ability to work without heavy handed supervision and make sure statistics were met.
Cons
Too much reliance on computers., Not enough review of practices to ensure relevance, attempts to come up with alternatives discouraged, reliance on quantitative statistics in stead of qualitative outcomes, Little positive encouragement for positive outcome, failure by department to recognize work above and beyond standards.
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great job
HR Clerk (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTJuly 15, 2018
great job, great employees great pay, and great supervisor, work is really relaxed and enjoyable, paid time off , great benefits, great hours, and wonderful management,
Pros
relaxed
Cons
none
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Not that busy
Correctional Hvac Tech (Former Employee) –  Newtown, CTJuly 10, 2018
To much Responsibility for the pay, Have to be careful of your tools always keep an eye on your tools and keys, and at any second a fight could happen, you have lock your tools at all times.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Your always around inmates
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Varied Opportunities
Provider Specialist (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTJuly 1, 2018
There are a wide variety of positions within the State of Connecticut, so there are opportunities to learn new skills and try new positions within the agency.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
Culture can be difficult to maneuver.
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productive
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Wethersfield, CTJune 24, 2018
Fast paced it was all data entry processing. Nice atmosphere to work, nice co workers and supervisor. It helps with your typing skills and quick processing.
Pros
nice environment
Cons
dont know
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