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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. "Work life balance priority"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is a priority

    Cons

    A lot of projects to manage

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2019-03-18
  2. "Inclusive environment"

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    Current Employee - Tax Auditor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits, salary, company culture

    Cons

    Some goals are unrealistic, need better job titles, outdated equipment, new hire training

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on training new hires & work with employees to set more realistic goals.

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2019-03-06
  3. "State Employment"

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    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

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2018-03-21
  4. "Average"

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      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

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2018-03-20
    • "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
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      "Systems analyst"

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      Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great workplace for all age and gender with work/life balance.

      Cons

      Up tight management and always someone watching over you.

      Advice to Management

      Loosen up and let employees do their job without harassment.

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2017-01-24
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      "Great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time

      Pros

      -Plenty of opportunities for advancement -Interesting place to work with plenty of meaningful and impactful work -Work/life balance for most of the year

      Cons

      -Well paying jobs are not always available -There have been hiring freezes under the current administration with buyouts, which has created a brain drain in some agencies -Government employees have a reputation for a reason

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-11-19
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      "ok.."

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      Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Work life Balance, Hours are consistent and no required overtime. Good Holiday schedule and generous sick time accrual. Stable work environment.

      Cons

      -New employs contribute high percentage of pay towards Pension 9% for first 30k in salary and 11 percent for anything over 30k. - Benefits are not great - Training and growth opportunities are very limited - perks are non existent compared to the private sector. Don't expect free coffee, but you do get free water at least -Same pay regardless of performance. Good employees will make the same amount as bad employees,...

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      Advice to Management

      Offer more training opportunities, increase the potential to move between departments or agencies to give good employees room for growth

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-11-29
    • "Aide in MA Legislature"

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      Current Employee - Legislative Aide in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good work-life balance, lots of smart people to work with, very deep involvement in law-making process

      Cons

      Very low pay, ability to move up or around depends on connections or your boss' ambitions or standing with leadership.

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-10-20
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      "Great benefits; tough to be non-union"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

      Pros

      Great benefits. Good work/life balance.

      Cons

      If you're not union, even a low level manager, don't expect cost of living increases, raises or much movement. Get a union role.

      Advice to Management

      Set up a more stable process for growing low level managers into positions that aren't going to be filled by political appointments.

      Commonwealth of Massachusetts2016-10-12
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