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In the final quarter of your working career, swap corporate rat race and job insecurity for balanced work and home life

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Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Boston, MA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Job security, great retirement/pension plan, good health insurance provided at retirement, union protection for non-management staff, downtown location, 37.5 hour work week (no "extended" hours), flexible work hours, work from home possible one day per week, 4-day work week possible, vested in defined-benefits pension after 10 years

Cons

Dealing with politicians and bureaucratic red tape, downtown location, no parking, less-than-average vacation time, lower salaries than comparable private sector positions, occasional dealing with below-average motivated colleagues, limited opportunities to attend employer-paid conferences and professional development training/events (due to budgetary limitations)

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  1. Had an extremely unorganized and unprofessional intern experience here.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy hours, easy work, good life-work balance.

    Cons

    Very negative work climate. Very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Some serious issues that HR should have quashed years ago.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place for Interns

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    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was an accounting intern for the Treasury in 2011. It was unpaid, but I learned a lot, and the people who work there are friendly and passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    The only real negative about working there was that the internship was unpaid, but I knew that going in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Maybe a transportation compensation package would work. It was a little frustrating having to pay to commute and not get paid.

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