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State of Maryland Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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  • "low pay and terrible working conditions" (in 15 reviews)

  • "No real room for advancement in areas I'm interested in" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Maryland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and flexible hours

    Cons

    No jobs to move up to


  2. "Correctional Officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer

    I have been working at State of Maryland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and health benefits

    Cons

    Short staffed, overworked, no pay raises.

  3. "Corrections in MD was a great career path 20 years ago, now, not so much"

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    Current Employee - CO III in Sharpsburg, MD
    Current Employee - CO III in Sharpsburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Maryland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent IF you can get hired under the new standards (though you'd still be better off joining the state police since the requirements are the same but the pay isn't.)

    Cons

    -Mandatory Overtime
    -Understaffed
    -Dangerous work conditions
    -Constantly lose contracted steps and raises
    -Politicians take away pension benefits you've worked decades for with no recourse


  4. "Decent Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Maryland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits such as personal leave, sick days, medical and life insurance. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Low compensation, unorganized, and constantly changing policy.


  5. "Rewarding Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Compliance Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Corporate Compliance Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Maryland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Maryland Department of Health provided healthcare to its Maryland residents. This agency oversees the daily operations of all health professionals and facilities throughout the state. This agency ensures that all state and federal dollars are spent in a responsible manner.

    Cons

    This state agency has gone through internal change of its leadership over the last several years.

    Advice to Management

    Employee retention is going to be key in the coming years as many baby-boomers will be retiring resulting in lost knowledge that is irreplaceable.


  6. "Worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Maryland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of days off , and healthcare

    Cons

    Low pay to be harassed and bullied, and set up to fail by management. Never ask for accommodation because they will be out to get you fired. They know what's legal so they will counsel you for things like your grammar and unrelated to the work itself.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Maryland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, good dental and health.

    Cons

    Everything but the benefits is Con.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "okay for stability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Maryland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, most attractive is the pension

    Cons

    Benefits is the only good thing


  9. "Office service clerk"

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    Former Employee - Office Service Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Office Service Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Maryland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very nice place to work

    Cons

    Sitting through a position for ten years or so and keep being told your going to be upgraded and never get their

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to your clicks find out things tor yourself. Award others who do their work. Show your apprication. Help your other employees get ahead. And when employees leave or retried. If they leave. Bring them back contracual or temp if they were productive employees. You never no what their circumstances may have been. And treat everyone the same noone is no better then the other


  10. "Correctional Education"

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

    I have been working at State of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, good benefits, and state holidays.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.