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It was very fulfiling being able to affect change in the lives of Michigan residents

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at State of Michigan as a contractor (more than 3 years)

Pros

telecommuting options, options to flex schedule

Cons

lots of red tape in getting things accomplished
Muli-layers of approvers for a simple process
lack of communication between rank and file and senior management

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    Not what government used to be

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    Current Employee - Field Agent-Corrections
    Current Employee - Field Agent-Corrections

    I have been working at State of Michigan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, some really great co-workers, holidays off if the job qualifies, not much more to list.

    Cons

    Union protects lazy workers, no pension, little room for advancement (who you know, not quality of work), incredible workloads, high turnover, unrealistic expectations, ridiculous policies, unrealistic expectations of employee, you do not want to take time off because you just come back to more work, and the list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking you know what it is like to work in the field. Stop promoting incompetence instead of actually addressing the poor performance and not be scared of the union. Come up with policies that make sense. For Department of Correction only-stop holding your employees more accountable than the convicts and actually punish the convicts when they need to be punished. I can go on but this would be a novel.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not What I Expected...

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    Former Employee - Services Specialist in Port Huron, MI
    Former Employee - Services Specialist in Port Huron, MI

    I worked at State of Michigan full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay at the entry level position

    Cons

    Office Politics is flat out awful, Too Much Unnecessary Paperwork, Never Enough Time to See People on Caseload, Management is a Huge Joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut your employees some slack! You don't have the slightest idea of what workers encounter out in the working field. Each situation that the worker is involved in has the potential to turn volatile very quickly. The worker witnesses first hand children that have suffered severe physical abuse and/or mental abuse by their parents who are supposed to provide them with a stable and thriving home enviornment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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