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Bureaucracy Defined

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than a year

Pros

Working here allowed me to gain some good experience. I got very good at the one specific task I was assigned with.

Cons

Nothing gets done in state government. There is always an opportunity to pass the buck and it never fails to happen. Perhaps it is a product of the current work environment with baby boomers, but there is constant threat of retirement and those eligible are willing to run out the clock and avoid learning anything that would help them in the increasingly digital workplace.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring the work force up to date.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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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 for more than 5 years

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Had an extremely unorganized and unprofessional intern experience here.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very negative work climate. Very unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some serious issues that HR should have quashed years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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