“State government work has retirement advantages but the job may not be as rewarding as in the private sector. ”
- Work/Life Balance
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
They are very flexible with hours, the 7.5 hour work day is also nice. If you are a career employee you cannot beat the retirement - pension and healthcare. You really can find many competant employees that are experts in their field.
It is a stereotypical bureaucracy. Much of the work is repetitive. Duplication is common. You do not feel as though you are working towards a goal such as a profit margin or net income amount. A lot of the work seems like maintenance of the giant organization.
Advice to Management
Do away with the pension benefits and pay competitive salaries to employees. Senior management positions pay 3-4 times as much in the private sector. Make state wages similar and get rid of SERS.
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The Executive Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania governs the more than 12 million residents of the Keystone State. The governor, who is Pennsylvania's chief executive, manages a budget of roughly $28 billion. The governor appoints (with senate approval) a cabinet of secretaries which head up the state's various agencies including Conservation & Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, Education, and Military & Veterans Affairs. Governor Edward Rendell began his term of office in 2003.