Minnesota Department of Revenue

  www.taxes.state.mn.us
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    Good organization and benefits - still some bureaucracy to wade through

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    Current Employee - Revenue Tax Specialist  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Revenue Tax Specialist in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Minnesota Department of Revenue full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, regular hours, good union, coworkers are generally good. I have found management to be incredibly competent and helpful and are usually interested in helping motivated employees advance. Surprising amount of freedom to do your work.

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy. You are are at the mercy of the government machinery. Hiring freezes can be a problem. Compensation usually based on contract, so very limited room negotiate. Promotions can be difficult to come by due to the same bureaucracy - even with support of your direct supervisor. Salary is low for the complexity of the work - if you are a young graduate with significant debt, look into income based repayment/pay as you earn the public loan forgiveness program.

    Senior management within the division can be disconnected from the work done by their division.

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    Not much to say - the issues are inherent to any government institution. To the extent they can, management does a great job.

    Most importantly, management needs to prioritize retention of quality employees. Bureaucracy makes it difficult to promote great employees and compensate good employees adequately. There is a turnover problem at Revenue that could be avoided with adequate compensation - if the salary was better, turnover would be minimal because the job is otherwise excellent.

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Minnesota Department of Revenue Interviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
Updated Apr 14, 2014

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    Revenue Tax Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
    • 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
    Negotiation Details
    Brief. 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 Offer
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Website www.taxes.state.mn.us
Headquarters Saint Paul, MN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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