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  • "Low pay, too long to get pension(in 17 reviews)

  • "It isn't personal like the private sector(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Proud to work for the Commonwealth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities, steady work and salary, good benefits and time off.

    Cons

    It isn't personal like the private sector. Lack of appreciation or respect / credit. Sometimes it gets uncomfortable and untrustworthy like you are being side blinded. If you have the right manager, you will do great. If not, good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Take a look around at your employees under you. Appreciate and give credit where credit is due. Everyone is here to do a job. When they do their job, you look good.

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2019-01-23
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    "been state employee for several years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    good benefits, good hours,

    Cons

    reactive not proactive, diversity issues. very limited career mobility.

    Advice to Management

    senior management and hr already knows about advice - ad nauseum. same old rhetoric.

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2017-12-06
  3. "Good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

      Pros

      Good benefits and salary is not bad

      Cons

      Limited, I would say its a good place to work

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2017-03-17
    • "Desktop Support Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

      Pros

      Good benefits, work life balance.

      Cons

      Being the state, things move slowly.

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2017-01-30
    • "Working for the Commonwealth"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good benefits, good salary, job security.

      Cons

      Difficult to advance as people are often placed due to seniority and not merit. Environments can be less than professional at times. Job mentoring does not seem to occur.

      Advice to Management

      Grow your people and learn to reward them for a job well done rather than just highlighting every time they make a mistake.

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-11-10
    • "Good Employer, just watch out so you don't get stuck"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

      Pros

      Good Benefits, Flexible Schedule, Nice management

      Cons

      Limited opportunity for growth, Unionized staff in petty unions, Management gives in to the Unions too much

      Advice to Management

      Stop listening to the Unions

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-10-17
    • "Storekeeper"

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      Current Employee - Storekeeper in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      secure. good benefits and vacation.

      Cons

      working in hospital atmosphere can be stressful.

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-10-08
    • "Education Specialist"

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      Current Employee - Education Specialist in Malden, MA
      Recommends

      I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Pay is decent, unionized position so good benefits, state pension system

      Cons

      Not in agreement with some of department's work

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-07-10
    • "Good government job"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good work/life balance Good benefits Interesting work

      Cons

      Everything is done by concensus which takes longer to move projects forward. Lots of stakeholders to consider.

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-05-25
    • "Director"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayland, MA
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Opportunity to work with dedicated people on work that contributes to the quality of life in Massachusetts. Stability (unless you're a manager during a time of political change) and good benefits.

      Cons

      Little to no professional development opportunities. Long wait to get approvals for anything. Near zero tolerance for travel across borders for meetings with regional peers.

      Advice to Management

      Pay attention to the culture of your organization and praise folks who are working hard for you.

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-02-22
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