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"Worked here over 10 years and it only gets worse"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Minnesota Department of Human Services full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Working for a cause that serves the people; good vacation/sick time after you've been here over 10 years

Cons

Management is incompetent. They are completely politically driven and this causes a lot of work to be on hold or never get done. Legislative mandates are passes with no funding to implement. Workers are getting more and more work with no chance of promotion. They reward lazy workers and there's no room for advancement for the hard workers. Managers only care about those at a level of management on up. No concern for the general worker. People that have been here for years are staying as they believe in the work we do. People that have not been here for years are leaving left and right as they see the work they do is highly politically frustrating and no recognized nor appreciated.

Advice to Management

Stop hirinig senior management. This is the most top heavy I've ever seen the Department which has led to a less productive environment with all the politics. Look at staff advancement opportunties and start competing with the private market. Consider giving raises to hard working employees rather than going thru the reallocation process as the reallocation process does not work and more frequently denied to the general worker by HR than approved.

Other Employee Reviews for Minnesota Department of Human Services

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very incompetent people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Behavior Modification Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Behavior Modification Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Minnesota Department of Human Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Making a client's life easier which is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Very poor management.
    No consistency.
    Incompetent managers, supervisors and Dept. of Human Services staff.
    Lazy employees.
    Staff leaving work right on the minute and not a minute more.
    Poor managing and follow up on group homes.
    People who ge hired who have no compassion for clients.

    Advice to Management

    Follow up on policies and be more Consistent.
    Don't hire people who are uncaring and don't want to lift a finger anymore than they have to.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too political and unfair to the hard workers."

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    Current Employee - Human Service Technician in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Human Service Technician in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Minnesota Department of Human Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and helping the less fortunate.

    Cons

    1. Management lies and covers up important issues relating to clients.
    2. They neglect clients/patients issues.
    3. Management protects themselves and screws with employees lives.

    Advice to Management

    Start being honest with stopping the harassment against good employees. Just because an employee is doing their job the "legal & by policy", don't condemn them because it will make the department look bad, which it already is.


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