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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
122 Reviews
3.3
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, good flexibility (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits, hours are easy and flexible (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Much more than in the private sector (in 7 reviews)

  • inefficient work environment, few openings (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    I was a summer intern. Great intern programs. Learned a lot. Made good connections.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Pros

    As an intern, you are placed with a me to who gives you a project and helps you with it through the summer. There are also great environmental programs with state employees.

    Cons

    It was an unpaid internship, so you need another job on the side or obtain funding from your undergraduate school.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very friendly and professional work environmental

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff are warm and friendly

    Cons

    Does not provide you with the best training possible for personal development

    Recommends
  3.  

    Very Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developmental Services Worker in Hubbardston, MA
    Current Employee - Developmental Services Worker in Hubbardston, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Spectacular Benefits, Strong Emphasis on Teamwork, Excellent Client Treatment, Paid Overtime Opportunities, Job Security, Tons of Opportunities to move up, free trainings.

    Cons

    Lazy coworkers, forced overtime every so often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, but push more ambitious goals within the state amongst subordinates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ehh its okay

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Web Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Web Designer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working online
    Balances with life
    Good pay too

    Cons

    Too much projects to handle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give us more time to handle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good workers, bad management

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Workers are great. The clients are great. Keep your nose out of the management and you will be fine.

    Cons

    Management stirs up drama and nonsense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking down on your employees, then telling other people about other people's business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    supportive environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counselor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Counselor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Pros

    rewarding work. Flexible schedule, supportive team environment.

    Cons

    large caseloads which result in poor quality of service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve pormotion opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good benefits, older staff and not as innovative as it could be.

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Pros

    really nice staff to work with

    Cons

    very low efficiency, bureaucracy and awful working environment (bad air and lighting and no windows)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Mission; Horrible Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Able to provide service to folks in the community; good mission; many people at professional staff level working hard to serve the Commonwealth

    Cons

    Horribly managed; Many in management do not have supervisory and leadership skils, nor background in content area; managment has terrible inertia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire in competent and skilled managers and leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent place to gain technical work experience. Very educated and skilled workforce.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to improve themselves.

    Cons

    Salary levels are just at par

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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