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Great place
Technician (Former Employee) –  Berlin, VTAugust 6, 2018
I loved working for the state of vermont at the time I was only a temp and I would still love to get into the state full time. Plenty of growth with the state.
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Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  Montpelier, VTJuly 19, 2018
Everyday is a day to learn something new. Easy to determine your own direction and work towards it with little supervision. Pay grades and salaries are well defined but actual salary is well below the industry standard.
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stressful
Probation and Parole Officer (Current Employee) –  Morrisville, VTJuly 17, 2018
Lack of support by management. Stressful enviroment with little supervision. Must be able to work in fast paced, stressful office enviroment where lunch and bathroom breaks are infrequent if at all.
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Overtime and wokr hours
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  Swanton, VTJuly 5, 2018
the hours that you work are stressful someday the staff is where you will have the most conflicts on your daily basis but for the most part is a big team.
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SOV Employment
Director (Former Employee) –  VTJune 25, 2018
Can be great, can be miserable, depending on the leadership of the Agency/Department. There is little training to insure that managers understand the people component of their jobs, so some managers/leaders are incompetent in the management of their team. Also, there is no training regarding the technical aspects of many positions, so be prepared to learn as you go. Some people will also withhold information, making the learning curve steep. Make sure you understanding the work environment before accepting any position. I wouldn't work there again, but some people find it a fulfilling career.
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Great People, Great Environment
Utility Driver (Former Employee) –  Montpelier, VTJune 18, 2018
I was lucky enough to be in the Fleet Management section of the State. My office was small and everyone really bonded. We each had a role and helped each other reach our goals.
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Challenging
Business Application Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Waterbury, VTJune 5, 2018
Working in state government will definitely keep you on your toes, as processes, guidelines, policies and rules change almost endlessly. Possessing the ability to "go with the flow" and adapt within state government is critical - but it can get tiring and frustrating. Additionally, the lack of flexibility is often an issue.
Pros
Benefits & pay
Cons
Lack of flexibility
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Clerk
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Montpelier, VTJune 1, 2018
I work as a clerk, answer phones, prep paperwork for board meetings, mail annual reveiews for all the towns in Vermont. Assist my boss with any scanning, faxing, filing, research and any jobs involving adobe, microsoft excel, microsoft word, and outlook.
Hardest part of my job is the fact that is a temp position, it is only 24 hours a week.
The most enjoyable part of my job is working with a staff of 13, 13 great, intelligent, open-minded, hardworking, compasionate,vermonter's who would assist, train, and advise me on any project or question I had.
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General Assistance Program
Park Ranger (Former Employee) –  Jamaica, VTJune 1, 2018
This was a fast-paced position providing benefits to those with emergency needs for living assistance. Most clients were medically unable to work so rent, electric and general living expenses were paid by the State if the client qualified. Emergency shelter was also provided during cold weather. It was the GA workers position to determine the eligibility of the applicant and to authorize payments,.
Pros
Meeting new people and assisting them
Cons
Stressful, fast paced position, needing quick decisions.
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Solid Starting Place for IT
Systems Developer (Former Employee) –  Montpelier, VTMay 1, 2018
Job security but not very competitive wages compared to private IT jobs. Great place to start your IT career if you don't have the degree to get your foot in the door.
Pros
Job Security
Cons
Salary
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Productive
Senior Software Developer (Former Employee) –  ConnecticutApril 29, 2018
Its good to work with Vermont Sec State team, they are pretty much cool and clam. I had a great time working with this team. I have learned how to deal with clients and interact with them.
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Solid Goverment job with good benefits compared to the private sector
Consumer Protection Section Chief (Current Employee) –  Montpelier, VTApril 28, 2018
Each agency is different, but its a solid job for early career professionals. I have found ample opportunity for career advancement and professional development.
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fast paced
Internship (Current Employee) –  Burlington, VTApril 20, 2018
fast paced. I didn't do much but file files and scan files and throw them out. but other than that it is pretty fun and people there are laid back and relaxed
Pros
can leave
Cons
stress
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10 year temp
Part Time Employee (Former Employee) –  Derby, VTApril 14, 2018
Seriously , no evaluations, no pay increase, work as little as 2 days a month for10 years! No advancement, no benefits, , no vacation, work every holiday, no appreciation from managee, co-workers. The State,is ,hiring more and more part time to avoid paying benifits and giving them extremely little hours which makes it not livable and employees must seek other supplementsupplemental work to survive.
Pros
The Status
Cons
Unable to pay bills due to too many other paet time co-workers
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Satisfying
Administrative Secretary to the Commissioner (Former Employee) –  Williston, VTMarch 18, 2018
The hardest part of this job was dealing with irate, irrational beneficiaries and not getting the support from supervisors.
there are too many managers/supervisors and they have no one to supervise. Meeting and helping people get the benefits they need.
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Don’t bother applying for this job
Temporary Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  VermontMarch 8, 2018
Waste of your time to even apply for this job. They keep you as a temporary employee for as long as they see fit. Work you all the hours they want on whatever shift they want. All the while never giving you benefits or any sort of holiday pay. You have to constantly watch your back with fellow coworkers out to get you for anything and everything. Management will only deem you fit for full time if you are a complete over-time hound and drink their koolaide.
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Don’t work for Vermont DOC
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  South Burlington, VTFebruary 24, 2018
Unethical leadership, corruption, favoritism, under paid, they will hire almost anyone.

Don’t get caught: doing drugs, being inappropriate with inmates, lying, or talking bad about management. If you can do that it should be an easy enough career.

If you can manage to get into “the In-Crowd” you might even get promoted.
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Reviewed
Eligibility Specialist (Former Employee) –  Essex Junction, VT 05452February 20, 2018
The state of Vermont is quite an interesting and controversial topic in many realms.its a wonderful place to have great colleagues, gpwever; the politics of it all can be a bit messy.
Pros
Teamwork
Cons
Politics
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great place to work
HR Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Montpelier, VTFebruary 17, 2018
Loved working for the recruiting department.
It was a mix of different generations and we all learned from each other. Enrolling a new online system was the best part of it all.
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Good Place to Work, Just behind on the Telecommute Idea
Information Technology Specialist III (Current Employee) –  Montpelier, VTFebruary 7, 2018
The State of Vermont has excellent benefits, but like many States is struggling financially and has managers who are not keen on Telecommuting. I have a long drive to work and would like to be able to work from home on occasion, but my upper level management is not comfortable with that.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Not able to manage Telecommuting employees well
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