State of Michigan

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Great student job, flexible schedule, very good pay

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Current Employee - Student Assistant in Lansing, MI
Current Employee - Student Assistant in Lansing, MI

I have been working at State of Michigan as an intern (more than an year)

Pros

Pay, flexible schedule, good people/culture. Laid back environment.

Cons

Varying workload, no health insurance or paid vacation/sick days etc for students

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Legal Extern

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    Former Employee - Legal Extern in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Legal Extern in Lansing, MI

    I worked at State of Michigan as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff at Dept. of State are all dedicated, intelligent and talented.

    Cons

    I had to pay for parking.

    Recommends
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    Great Benefits for sure, great pay depending on your friends

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    Former Employee - Tech in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Tech in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at State of Michigan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, no doubt. Plenty of time off, very flexible, every crazy holiday you can think of.....

    Cons

    It's a political atmosphere, your advancement is usually by who you know, not what you can do. This is true of course in the private world but not at the same level. Department of Technology is pretty much a holding place for those they can't fire. So many times over my 12 years did I see someone who'd be fired in the real world be placed at a made up job cause it's just too hard to fire them. I had my chance to make big bucks by being a suck up and "play the game", but that isn't in me so I quit. Granted my benefits aren't the same but I've advance more in pay the last couple of years in the private world based on actual production than I did in 12 at the State.

    So basically if you can play the game, don't care you're wasting tax payer money, you can do pretty good. It doesn't matter how good of a job you do, it comes down to playing the game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a beast that has been built over decades. I'm sure it's the same at all levels of Government, and large corporations like AT&T or Ford. So I "advise" to fire about a 1/4 of the work force who are truly dead weight, but reality is this beast will only grow, that's part of the game.

    Doesn't Recommend
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