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Bureaucracy Defined

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (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 Management

Bring the work force up to date.

Other Employee Reviews for Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (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)


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