State of Michigan Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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State of Michigan Governor Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder
Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder
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Pros
  • The time off is great and pay and benefits are decent (insurance, 401K) (in 14 reviews)

  • The work life balance is phenomenal (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for advancement,lies in application process,etc (in 5 reviews)

  • Compensation is less than comparable, private-sector positions (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Working for the state

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

    I have been working at State of Michigan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Promotions are available

    Cons

    Working with people who don't want help at times


  2. calculations assistant 8

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Michigan

    Pros

    Consistent hours and Good benefits

    Cons

    Lower pay than private sector


  3. Caregiver

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    Former Employee - Caregiver in Gaylord, MI
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Gaylord, MI

    I worked at State of Michigan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love taking care of the elderly

    Cons

    Had no downside working for her

    Advice to Management

    I just love helping the elderly and I also enjoy giving them çompany,and caring for them.


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  5. great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Michigan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    mostly a great place to work

    Cons

    i don't have anything to say


  6. review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Michigan

    Pros

    good office env to work in

    Cons

    no advancements in career for IT


  7. Great Employer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - State of Michigan Employee in Dowagiac, MI
    Former Employee - State of Michigan Employee in Dowagiac, MI

    I worked at State of Michigan (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with lots of customer interaction. Management was very friendly and helpful. Professional staff.

    Cons

    Some branch offices have too many customers for the number of employees that visit the office. Would be nice if the customers were more informed about policies.


  8. Poor HIgher up

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Michigan full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Insurance is good. Money is decent. Retirement is also a plus the match you up to 4% on your contributions.

    Cons

    Forced to work 16 hours 6 days a week. They refuse to give you time off for doctors appointments and punish you if you have a doctors appt. scheduled and after your shift.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to realize that the little people that work for the state have lives too and shouldnt be forced to work 16 hour days 6 days a week.


  9. Government

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    Current Employee - Assistance Payment Worker in Redford, MI
    Current Employee - Assistance Payment Worker in Redford, MI

    I have been working at State of Michigan (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits and benefits. You receive good training.

    Cons

    Pay is not as well as other states for similar job.

    Advice to Management

    Less is always better.


  10. State of Michigan DTMB

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Learn a lot especially when you come in green, work life balance is great, great vacation time and health benefits, management works with you and is not over your should all the time

    Cons

    Slow paced, if you want to advance in IT as far as development goes it can be a challenge to get management on board, pay is below average but other things may level that out like time off and work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Push new development techniques and encourage individuals to learn and grow, don't let people flat line


  11. cargiver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Michigan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I got to work with my mother that was dying

    Cons

    watching her die and nothing I could do about it.



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