Minnesota Department of Revenue
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Minnesota Department of Revenue full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
The work/life balance is really in balance here. You have the option of telecommuting and flex scheduling so if you plan your schedule properly you could spend a good majority of your time working from home and with three day weekends. Some departments (collections) can telecommute full-time.
There are opportunities for advancement, however there is fierce competition. Also, being forced to be part of the union limits some career opportunities. They do a good job of training employees for the most part.
Good, professional environment. Front-line supervisors and upper management respect the employees and give them room to breathe and work. Very little to no stress on the employees (as much as realistically possible) if you are simply doing what you are supposed to do.
The actual work is interesting and challenging. There is some monotony but overall you can stay engaged in the work.
The medical and dental benefits are outstanding and help alleviate some of the pain of the small salary. There is also a defined benefit pension where you are fully vested after 5 years.Cons
The pay is the big drawback. Your first year or two the pay is almost oppressively low. Once you get a promotion and a few raises things look better on the paycheck. You should actually get two raises per year - one for performance and one contract raise from the union.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Higher pay to keep younger workers from jumping to the bigger paychecks in the corporate world.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Minnesota Department of Revenue.Interview Details
Applied online and had two interviews. One with my future supervisor and a coworker, and one that also included senior division management. After two interviews, I was invited to come meet the supervisor and I was offered the job. There was some negotiation of starting salary.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsBrief. There is minimal negotiation possible due to the union's contract. You can negotiate what "step" you begin at if you have some prior experience. If you are right out of college, it is unlike you can negotiate for anything. .Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- To ask the dreaded "what is your greatest weakness" question, they asked - In your last performance review, what did your supervisor say you should work on? It was a creative way to ask the question that did not allow me to use a rehearsed answer. Answer Question
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