State of Maryland Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Although job security is a by-gone aspect of employment, state service is pretty secure after you've fulfilled the probationary period (in 4 reviews)

  • Benefits and Retirement plans are good (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • My particular position was "contractual which is the State's way of avoiding having to provide any benefits or paid time off (in 2 reviews)

  • Physical environment, service reduction days, furloughs etc (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Job Service Specialist Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Maryland full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    DLLR has the greatest atmosphere for collaborative working. Been here a year and still loving it. Best points, job security, benefits, people. Allows you to just do your job well and not worry about the BS found in private industry.

    Cons

    Obviously salary is alright if it fits in your budget but raises, bonus are not available at this time. Doesn't matter if you understand the economic climate all industries are under.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing!


  2. Jobless

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    Former Employee - Case Worker in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Case Worker in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at State of Maryland (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Stable employment if you like your job

    Cons

    Hard to return once you leave

    Advice to Management

    Value loyal employees


  3. Working for the State is Okay

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    Current Employee - Agency Grants Specialist II in Catonsville, MD
    Current Employee - Agency Grants Specialist II in Catonsville, MD

    I have been working at State of Maryland full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, penison plan, job security

    Cons

    Pay too low for the amount of work I do. I do three people's jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead weight!


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  5. Great place to work if you take away the dead weight

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner DLLR in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner DLLR in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at State of Maryland

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance, understanding management in some departments Most co workers are great

    Cons

    Okay pay but not great Contractual employees The State is cheap Have to conserve office supplies Promotion ofManagers are based on who they know and not their hard work I have worked for DLLR for 2 years certain offices are great and others need plenty of work. They bring you in as a contractual employee with hourly wage, no benefits and no union contract which means they can treat you anyway they want and you either have to listen and bow down or possibly face not having your contract renewed at the end of the year. Some of the supervisors don't know how to talk to you and sometimes you feel like you're in high school vs in a professional setting . most of the employees are permanent, union and older so they know they always have job until retirement. Being contractual is not easy as you don't get paid vacation, sick time administrative leave etc. So pretty much if you work you get paid if you don't work then your check is small. Also know that if you are contractual you could be waiting as long as 3 years before they make you permanent but its all based on your office they make that decision.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving promotions to people who lack the educational background and who don't know how to talk to people.


  6. Great "foot in the door" opportunity

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    Former Employee - Medical Care Program Associate, Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Medical Care Program Associate, Lead in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at State of Maryland (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employment is stable with decent leave and health benefits. The wages are decent, though not very competitive. Many opportunities to help the community.

    Cons

    Budget cuts prevents room for advancement and wage increases, the use of "grandfathering" (whose been there the longest) promotions versus promoting best qualified candidate, most departments can be "cliqueish" (to include managers).

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your best and most qualified employees


  7. Child Support Specialist II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple Hills, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple Hills, MD

    I have been working at State of Maryland (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits excellent potential for growth, easy job people are nice

    Cons

    to far to drive a daily basis, no raise in six years


  8. pami

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant to the in Leesburg, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant to the in Leesburg, FL

    I worked at State of Maryland (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great working conditions friendly customers

    Cons

    2 hour commute to and from

    Advice to Management

    team player


  9. Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Maryland

    Pros

    Great benefits and everything else

    Cons

    there are no downfalls at all


  10. DLLR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Maryland full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The team atmosphere was great. The job was not complicated and was easy to learn.

    Cons

    The management was horrible.


  11. Pay is poor, benefits are great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Maryland

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of holiday and vacation time, sick time, good health insurance, and pension.

    Cons

    Very poor pay. Little to no raise over time due to freezes.

    Advice to Management

    None



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