Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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78 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and work-life balance(in 35 reviews)

  • "good benefits, good opportunities to make extra money(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Pay is abysmal compared to private sector(in 23 reviews)

  • "Low pay, not a lot of room for growth, promotion is more about who you know than how talented you are(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Cool

      May 11, 2021 - Case Specialist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Grateful work, exciting, informative, inspiring, diverse

      Cons

      Parking, cleanliness, congestion, commute, building

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Economist

      May 2, 2021 - Economist III in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - good people -goods hours -good managers - able to structure schedule around long term assignments

      Cons

      - lower pay than private - siloed work - repetitive work flow - lack of engagement/collaboration internally & externally

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      contentment

      May 4, 2021 - Staff Attorney in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good quality of life, benefits

      Cons

      salary increases are hard to come by

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Security and benefits are great and the people are nice...

      Feb 23, 2021 - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's very secure employment for the most part; you're in a union unless you're management so you have great benefits i.e. time-off, vacation (earned over-the-years), sick-time, pension, etc. It's a helping profession, so people by and large are very nice.

      Cons

      It is a state-run agency so you naturally have built-in bureaucracy and red-tape to deal with; sometimes your superiors may be long-time employees set in their ways, and kind of rigid; it may be hard to move around because people literally stay in their jobs for decades until they retire.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing place to work

      Apr 21, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great hours, benefits are competitive, amazing workplace culture

      Cons

      Little room for upward mobility and career growth requires agency change

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Pros and Cons

      May 7, 2021 - Account Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      inspiring healthcare work for Medicaid recipients

      Cons

      bureaucratic red tape makes life difficult

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Direct Support Worker II

      Apr 14, 2021 - DSW II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunity to grow and provide mentorship program to staff.

      Cons

      Floating, they could have hire more staff instead of floating staff to different houses.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good work environment

      Apr 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great work environment

      Cons

      Pay needs to increase for amount of work being done

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good for start

      Apr 16, 2021 - Policy Analyst in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, long term stability

      Cons

      Limited in salary growth and

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      PC II

      Apr 14, 2021 - Program Coordinator II in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Remote Work, personal skills, some good people

      Cons

      Leadership has lack of decision-making

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