Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Employee Reviews about "private sector"
73% would recommend to a friend
(7 total reviews)
75% approve of CEO
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Updated Jul 11, 2023
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- "Some bad managers and no proper training" (in 5 reviews)
- "Organization as a whole felt disorganized and lacking leadership or clear direction." (in 5 reviews)
- "Learning new job functions is based on what management wanted you to learn, and is based on management saying its ok for someone to spend time training you and its ok for you to spend the time learning it." (in 4 reviews)
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- 1.0Oct 27, 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Paycheck and benefits were ok.
Everything else. The head people in IS are completely out of touch with their employees. They have made decisions and implemented policies that drove good people away en masse. This was brought up in meetings and the concerns were flippantly dismissed. Until they leave, I would not recommend this place to anyone in the IT field. Technology lags behind the private sector and it takes forever to get anything done. Also, I was sick and tired of hearing about equality and equity on an almost daily basis. I get it, those are important topics but hearing about it all the time detracts from the day to day work that needs to get done.1
- 4.0Jan 5, 2016Human Resources TACurrent EmployeeSaint Paul, MN
The organization offers one of the best benefits a quasi government organization can:very reasonable health care, vision, dental, vacation is on an accrual basis and a minimum of 7-10 holidays. Depending on the division, department and position there is flexibility in work schedules.
Like many other public sector there are various levels of approval processes and this sometimes, rather most often causes business to slow down and results to take longer than what business partners or team members would like.1
- 4.0Sep 4, 2014Applications Developer IIICurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSaint Paul, MN
The Council provides for a good balance between working and one's personal life, and this is appreciated. Pay is fair, although still not in keeping with the private sector. Benefits are generous and there are good options to choose from. All in all, it's a well-run organization with a lot of smart and hard working people to call colleagues.
Management is sometimes confused and works at cross purposes. Can be (you guessed it) highly political and communication breaks down more often than it should. Compensation is not in line with private sector and other government agencies. Advancement and promotion are like pulling teeth.
- 4.0Nov 19, 2013Anonymous InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearMinneapolis, MN
Loads of learning and training opportunities. Overtime is sometimes available. Management is very clear in their expectations and has reasonable goals. Very high job security.
Compensation is generally (for non-union workers) lower than the private sector but is still relatively comparable. Promotions are few and far between. Can become boring, the office is not very lively.
- 4.0Sep 9, 2020PlannerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSaint Paul, MN
Great pay, private sector can't compete with my pay rate as an early career employee Good benefits, from health to free transit use Great colleagues in my division that share my passion for this work (community development) Opportunities for advancement Mentorship opportunities Recent turnover in mangers makes this a place I want to stay
HR is absolutely terrible, do not feel comfortable going to them without my union for future concerns that arise, and I've never felt that way at any previous employer. Other colleagues reported similar experiences when I shared mine with them. Support from computer and technical (called IT by most other employers, IS at the Council) is spotty. Sometimes great service that exceeds support I've gotten from IT staff at any other job I've had, other times absolutely unacceptable service to help me be successful at my job, ranging from from broken equipment replacement to new service development requests. Sometimes disconnected from the work others across the very large organization in ways that effects my ability to succeed in my role. Completely unable to negotiate salary/title upon hire (may be a pro for some!)3
- 4.0Aug 30, 2018IS Project ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSaint Paul, MN
Work from home one day a week, great benefits, free bus pass
Salaries not the same as private sector
- 4.0Mar 8, 2018Business Systems Analyst IIICurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSaint Paul, MN
Flexibility, vacation and holidays, bus/light rail pass, pay is good for public sector
Lack of career path or ways to advance your career, typical office politics, divisions lack communication which eachother