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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  • Very low pay, ability to move up or around depends on connections or your boss' ambitions or standing with leadership (in 15 reviews)

  • State positions are limited regarding yearly raises and overall state employee pay is lower than working in a private sector (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Court Officer"

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    Former Employee - Court Officer in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Court Officer in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job lots of benefits

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time


  2. "Good benefits and contacts made"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Boston, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Boston, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good experience for resume building

    Cons

    relatively low base pay and no opportunity for merit based raises or bonuses

  3. "Legislative Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hands-on experience and ability to work on high-ranking projects; Intern seminars and speakers were a huge bonus

    Cons

    No parking or transportation reimbursement


  4. "care worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    the salary was a good thing

    Cons

    the management was very poor

    Advice to Management

    stand behind your workers they are the backbone of the company


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and professional people.

    Cons

    Some people not so professional.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The judge are amazing and the staff is very helpful

    Cons

    Rotations can be a little tough

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  7. "Consumer Information Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Supportive Environment
    The supervisors always made sure that you were comfortable
    Training really helped

    Cons

    Exhausting taking calls, need different tasks
    A lot of boring data management
    Not a ton of room to assume new responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you give your entry level employees room to grow and learn more about different things

  8. "Great first job for up to 3 years"

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    Former Employee - Legislative Aide in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Legislative Aide in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities, very social position, people always available to help. Easy to work remotely, learn-as-you-go culture. Great for entry level or first jobs post-graduation

    Cons

    Low, non-negotiable salary. Not much room to move up. Difficult for people who aren't social or aren't willing to use connections. Dealing with constituents can be difficult, can be hard to track down legislative liaisons.


  9. "laborer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    consistent work/ hours
    was able to work with a good group of people

    Cons

    physically demanding work in hot summer conditions
    not a lot of flexibility in the work schedule


  10. "Don't be too motivated."

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    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hours and flexibility. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    No one else in your department wants to be there, and management is just as unprofessional. I tried to do extra work and was told to "know my place."

    Advice to Management

    Stop gossiping. Start being bosses.


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