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Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  • The Met Council as a whole is more about Metro Transit and the bus service then they are about anything else, and it shows because of who is in charge (in 3 reviews)

  • It just as difficult to move laterally as well (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Love this place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    competitive salary
    good benefits
    positive community involvement

    Cons

    lack of flexibility in schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring good quality people!


  2. "Pay and bennies are great but lack of safety and beauracratic government union management is not worth staying."

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    Current Employee - Ft Bus Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Ft Bus Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. I've turned my life around financially. Pay is higher than national median. Mostly newer and well maintained buses.

    Cons

    Violent and stressful work environment. I've had multiple situations where the metro transit police and supervisors didn't react quickly enough and then when it came to getting justice, the hennepin county paperwork arrived after the deadline to charge the suspect. Or plain just refused to arrest them.

    Advice to Management

    Committees don't solve problems. Stop treating employees like they're in court.

  3. "Stable job with lots of red tape"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Stable work. Mostly good coworkers. Yearly raises.

    Cons

    Employees not valued. Difficult sometimes to get supplies/equipment due to budget restraints. Eliminating positions and expecting more work from fewer people.


  4. "Poor On-Boarding Process"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary was competitive
    Staff were generally friendly

    Cons

    On-boarding process was poorly managed
    Human Resources staff do not respond to inquires in a timely manner (if at all)
    Certain staff have excessive political bias, leading to subjective decision making
    Organization as a whole felt disorganized and lacking leadership or clear direction.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to improve on-boarding process. It is very unclear and haphazard, and should have been a bigger red flag to me when accepting the position of the disorganization that existed within the organization as a whole


  5. "Finance and Accounting Category"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit, opportunity for career growth, compensation is somewhat competitive given that it is a political subdivision of the state government.

    Cons

    There is some level of bureaucracy.


  6. "Steady Work in Complex Climate"

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    Former Employee - Health in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Health in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting to work with three different organizations under one umbrella. All have their own personalities and cultures.

    Cons

    Working internally with three different cultures posed problems at times.


  7. "Great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer IV in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Applications Developer IV in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits, including an on-site clinic
    Good work environment - comfortable, and tools needed for job are there.
    Very good opportunities to work your way up within the company.
    Very good training and personal enrichment opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay, at least in IT is well below average(10-15%)
    Environment is overly politically correct.

  8. "Met Council"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    excellent benefits including health insurance, PTO, and good salary. able to leave promptly at 4pm every day.

    Cons

    not a lot of work flexibility, and processes are slow to change due to government bureaucracy


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Free rides"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Location downtown
    Free parking
    Free bus/train rides

    Cons

    Upper Management not very diverse
    Can be difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    More diversity in upper management
    Mentor program for development and retention
    Cross train


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Learning and Organizational Development Consultant"

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    Former Employee - LOD CONSULTANT in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - LOD CONSULTANT in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity to positively impact the quality of life for the people of the Twin Cities. What is your idea to ensure everyday equity?

    Cons

    Consistently thriving within workplace. What will you bring to sustain full engagement?

    Advice to Management

    Internal Agility = Regional Stability What will you do differently?


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