Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated May 5, 2020

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (no image)
Charlie Baker
47 Ratings
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  • "Benefits not not keeping up with private sector(in 19 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. "Great work environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Regional Planner 

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment at the DCR

    Cons

    No cons for this job

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-02-21
  2. "Good pay and that’s it"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good pay Decent time off

    Cons

    Antiquated system Benefits not not keeping up with private sector Morale is low

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-05-05
  3. "Massachusetts State Government"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There aren't many places to find a defined benefit $$ program and have 80% of your salary in retirement if you've worked at least 32 years and are 65 years or older. The workplace is real with real diversity. Job security is generally good, especially the longer you've been there.

    Cons

    It's a bureaucracy. If you find a good agency, work conditions can be excellent. If you plan a long career, moving every few years is great for upward mobility because you understand more about the rest of state government than others. Biggest downside is the trade off between good job security and salary. When the economy is booming the private sector will pay better.

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    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-02-27
  4. "Great place to help and develop skills"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Braintree, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Above average Salary for type of work Co-workers Time Off/Vacation is above average

    Cons

    Traumatic nature of work can be difficult Case loads are often high Difficult Learning curve for new staff

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-02-18
  5. "Great Place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Effective and efficient growth culture

    Cons

    Technology limited by budget constraints

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-02-17
  6. "Not Great"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Specialist in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, generous time off and holidays

    Cons

    No Flexibility, archaic system, promotions not based on merit

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-02-25
  7. "Good Place to work if you effectively deal with stress and child abuse"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Licensed Social Worker in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, Lots of trainings

    Cons

    It's very much about the numbers meaning quality of contact is not nearly as important as just contacting clients. This leads to poor relationships with families. Greedy foster parents, some were very good and very much doing it for the right reasons but there were man who just wanted a paycheck.

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    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-02-17
  8. "Director of Legislative and External Affairs"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Director of Legislative Affairs 

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Lead advocate for tech policy in the Commonwealth

    Cons

    Specific to only tech and cyber advocacy

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-01-28
  9. "Excellent job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - State Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There is great flexibility in the job

    Cons

    There are great demands on my time at odd hours

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    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-01-09
  10. "A very hard job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Social Worker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very hard job for what they pay. Is good thought

    Cons

    Ratchet people who think they are social workers

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2020-01-03
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