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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
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    Good benefits, older staff and not as innovative as it could be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The life-work balance can be great especially if you're in a union position. As a young person, they have programs in place to get you saving for retirement and lots of other benefits, like pre-tax commuting passes, childcare, medical expense accounts. There's a reasonable amount of time off, including federal holidays, sick time and vacation. There are some great fellowship and local/state school comps, but fees are usually high.

    Cons

    It can be an older group of employees, known as lifers. Many of the processes are outdated and not as innovative as they could be which in the end could save money and time statewide. The environment can be stale and hierarchical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more professional development, create better opportunities for feedback

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    Neutral Outlook
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Interviews

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    Field Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Interview Details

    I found the position posted online. I submitted my resume and cover letter electronically and was contacted for an interview 6 days later. I scheduled an interview which took place two weeks later. I interviewed with two supervisors. The interview lasted approximately one hour. We discussed my qualifications and previous employment history. They were particularly interested in my ability to handle conflict and my writing skills. It was a relaxed interview. Approximately two weeks later, I was contacted for a second interview. I met with two managers at that time. Once again, we talked for about one hour. During this interview, they mainly told me about the position and benefits. It was very informal.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. However, several questions were asked regarding conflict management/resolution.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. HR does a salary of determination, and that's that.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Awards & Accolades

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Best Companies for Workers Over 50, AARP, 2009

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Website www.mass.gov
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1891
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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