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  1. "a great place to work, if salary isn't that important to you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Pros

    great team- many dedicated people who are smart, hard working, and passionate about what they do. noble mission- public service

    Cons

    sub par pay, senior management changes regularly (the nature of executive/elective office)

    Advice to Management

    New leadership should take the time to listen to those who have been "keeping the trains" running...new ideas are difficult to root unless you know the soil your working with

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2010-04-30
  2. "Good enough for government work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    It feels great to be a public servant for a progressive state full of smart civic-focused colleagues. In general, work hours and benefits are better than the private sector.

    Cons

    Government politics make it challenging to really make meaningful progress on change, as leaders are always looking to be the favorite of incoming administration.

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2019-02-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "No democrats allowed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to serve the public. But currently only republican campaign workers are being hired into nonexistent positions or taking jobs from highly productive staffers.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth. Salary low. Not a productive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get trained for the role you've been appointed. Take a basic management class.

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-08-14
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    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Fitchburg, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Nice group of people. Very knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get things done because of fiefdoms and red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-03-27
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    "Changes with the Administration"

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Learned a lot from great staff for 5 years, then the administration changed and we lost all leadership.

    Cons

    Managers can be randomly terminated simply because someone who worked on the campaign wants your position and despite have the highest reviews for years.

    Advice to Management

    Take a leadership course. Don't cuss out your staff and rely on their knowledge, especially when you don't have the knowledge it takes to run the agency.

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2015-07-13
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