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Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  • It just as difficult to move laterally as well (in 2 reviews)

  • go through a lot of red tape to get things approved or going (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Steady Work in Complex Climate"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. 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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Meh ..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I loved the people - my co-workers were awesome, and nearly everyone everyone else I worked with was really pleasant.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of career movement. Many people feel that as an insider, they are not given the same consideration as someone from the outside.
    My biggest complaint is while the worker-bees are great, managers run amuck. Leadership is inconsistent at best. I had two different managers, both of whom had favorite employees to the detriment of everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Manager your managers.


  6. "Great Organization To Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * Great Benefits and Job Security
    * Pension
    * Great Pay
    * Training and career advancement
    * One of few government agencies that is actually making money
    * Great people, feel like you're part of a big family

    Cons

    go through a lot of red tape to get things approved or going


  7. "Typical Governmnent Agency"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are decent. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    The rarely promote from within. It just as difficult to move laterally as well. Lots of egos at the management level that get in the way of moving projects forward. Highly political atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Build on the strength of current staff. A strong organization promotes from within and allows staff to move and grow.


  8. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay; lots of career enhancement resources; lots of career mobility both upward and laterally; fabulous people

    Cons

    Procurement process is cumbersome - even for a government agency; political - but it's a government agency.


  9. "Great people, but slow-paced, gov't job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, truly caring environment, surrounded by educated, compassionate co-workers.

    Cons

    The actual work was rather dull.

    Advice to Management

    See rising stars before they get bored and leave.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Love It!! Best Company I've Ever Worked For"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Finance in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pros:

    - Great Boss.
    - Good Atmosphere.
    - Excellent Pay and Benefits.
    - Tend to promote internally.
    - Good learning and development opportunities.
    - Good work/life balance.
    - Excellent values.

    Love love love working for the Metropolitan Council. I started out as a paid Intern (very good pay for interns) back in May 2012 and was moved to a fulltime employee after about a year. Wages are very fair, better pay than the for-profit sector by far. I'm proud to be a part of serving the public and having a good time at my job here.

    Cons

    I can't think of any real downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Promote internally!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Intern to Full-Time Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Technical Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Program Technical Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Metropolitan Council has exceeded all expectation I have for an employer. I came to the Council as an intern in 2014 and was hired full time after graduating college in 2015. I knew instantaneously that I wanted to be a part of a government agency like the Metropolitan Council. The mission of the Council correlates with the values I adhere to on a daily basis. I can truly say this is the best first "real" job experience anyone could ask for, and I have projected to stay here for many years to come. The Council is a one of a kind agency!

    Cons

    My work experience with the Council has been nothing but positive, and I hope that it continues to improve as I make a career here.


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