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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated June 2, 2018
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  • "No room for growth, favoritism, political" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Salaries aren't necessarily as high as the private sector" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Massachusetts State senate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Great Networking Opportunities

    Cons

    Should know what department you would like to work in regarding elected official offices.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better understanding with bridging Government and Technology.


  2. "It’s alright!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job security, no travel required, pension after 40 years.

    Cons

    Benefits are not as people expect, pay is low

  3. "Bureaucratic But With Promise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of young people, this will be a wonderful opportunity for you.

    Cons

    The employees are not adequately compensated for all the work they do. As a result, many have left the department not because they disliked the work but because they simply could not afford to remain.


  4. "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Should be able to work from home


  5. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, low stress

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for promotion or advancement


  6. "Government Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits available including health, dental, vision.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't necessarily as high as the private sector.


  7. "Good as far as public sector goes"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some agencies have a great culture and group mentality and can be extremely hard working.

    Cons

    The offices could really use an upgrade and better care taking.

  8. "Great job and great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Everyone here is fantastic.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work day can be slow.


  9. "State Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, easy hours, laid back

    Cons

    No room for growth, favoritism, political


  10. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Interesting work

    Cons

    - Little PTO
    - Expensive and poor benefits
    - Poor management


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