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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reviews

Updated December 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance for most of the year" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, work life balance" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "No room for growth, favoritism, political" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Low pay, too long to get pension" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding, great people to work with, and you work on things you care about. Also fun.

    Cons

    Low pay and could lose job if voters vote out the official you work for


  2. "Program Coordinator III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Union raises, environment, flexibility, opportunity to create systems of change.

    Cons

    No telecommuting, depending on leadership it may be hard to move work along

  3. "administrative secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    job location, hours, work associates

    Cons

    There are no cons on job


  4. "Office Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, people are good to work with, job is easy.

    Cons

    Sometimes boring but overall pretty good.


  5. "Meh!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    This is not the worst job I ever had, but also not the best. I love public service and I am a bit of a work alcoholic, but this office is more about socializing and not the actual work. It's a little heartbreaking, especially when there is so much work to be done and it is just collecting dust. On the other hand, if you are able to concentrate on the work and the positive change you are helping to create in people's life, the rest does not matter.

    Cons

    Decent benefits, health insurance is not the best. In my department raises are unpredictable and inconsistent. Raises are not performance based. So if you are not well liked in the office your raise will be small if you get one at all.

    Advice to Management

    Performance based raises that are consistent.


  6. "Loved job but not local management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to fairly aid clients in terms of securing needed benefits
    Loved working with an area of law where I was extremely proficient
    Enjoyed being able to mentor new employees (I was a supervisor)
    Enjoyed being able to work with office staff to help them achieve goals
    Able to utilize highest skill, teaching/instructing

    Cons

    Management played favorites, they were very unfair to employees
    They took advantage of their positions to punish employees they didn’t like
    I didn’t operate like that but I always believed in the chain of command, so there were times when I was targeted because I didn’t agree with the way they dealt with employees. It proved counterproductive

    Advice to Management

    Personalities should never come into play unless they affect job performance. Such actions on the part of management makes your employees lose respect for you which in turn can affect your bottom line. A little respect goes a long way.


  7. "Residential Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Support,room for advancement,The people you support

    Cons

    defiant staff hours mandatory meetings

  8. "steady employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    job security, benefits, union membership

    Cons

    rigid advancement structure, you need to be there a long time to do well


  9. "Data Analyst"

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

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Summer Compressed hours
    Union Job Security

    Cons

    Lots of Politics (only favorites get advantages)
    No Salary hike
    No Telecommuting


  10. "Job service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Job Service Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Job Service Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer Service / Spanish Portuguese English

    Cons

    Grateful for my full time job but i need part time job to gain knowledge in the field of mental health

    Advice to Management

    none