State of Maryland Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated Dec 4, 2021

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  • "Low pay and few chances to advance.(in 49 reviews)
  • "Low Salary for heavy critical work(in 39 reviews)
  • "Poor management.(in 20 reviews)
  • "existent as of late; very little training that is applicable to what you actually do, the training that is provided in(in 8 reviews)
  • "No pay raises for multiple years(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    assistant at local uni

    May 19, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great benefits and health insurances

    Cons

    nothing i think are cons

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Work for the State of Maryland

    Sep 16, 2021 - Maryland Special Police Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Benefits! Room for Advancement !!! Leave Benefits Our generous leave package for permanent State employees includes from ten to 25 days of annual (vacation) leave per year, depending on seniority, as well as six personal days each calendar year. In addition, the State offers eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of sick leave per year. We also offer paid parental leave to eligible permanent State employees to care for and nurture children within 6 months of birth or within 6 months of an adoption of a child under 6 years of age. Although more limited, the State offers other forms of paid time off to a majority of our contractual staff. Our leave policies also adhere to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. Health Coverage When you come to work for the State of Maryland, as a permanent State employee (or a contractual employee who works at least 30 hours per week or an average of 130 hours a month for a period greater than 90 consecutive days), you and your family may benefit from our medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage. You also may be eligible for life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance plans at low group rates. For eligible contractual employees, medical and prescription drug coverage elected for the Employee and any eligible dependents will be subsidized at 75%. Enrollment by the employee in dental, term life, spouse life, child life, and/or accidental death and dismemberment coverage will be paid entirely by the employee. Reduced Child and Health Care Costs Working for the Maryland State Personnel Management System entitles permanent State employees to participate in Healthcare and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts. These plans allow eligible employees to save, on a pretax basis, for healthcare and dependent care costs incurred during the plan year. Retirement Benefits​ Maryland State employees are eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after ten years. State employees are also eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans: the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan.​ Flexible Work Schedules​ Employees of the State of Maryland typically work a forty-hour work week. Many State agencies offer their employees flexible work schedules. The Teleworking Program enables eligible state employees to work at home, at a satellite office, or at a Telework Center. Student Loan Forgiveness Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Participants that meet all requirements may qualify for forgiveness on the remaining balance on his or her Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time in a qualifying public service position. Additionally, for certain hard-to-fill/hard-to-retain classes, employees may be eligible for student loan repayment. Upon hire, talk to your HR representative if this interests you to see if you are eligible. Free Mass Transit Benefit Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway and bus service in the Baltimore metro area at no charge with a valid State ID card. This benefit can be used any time of day or evening, including weekends. The Free Mass Transit Benefit does not include the MARC trains or any special event buses. For more information, please see https://www.mta.maryland.gov/commuter-programs. Additional Benefits U.S. Savings Bond State Employees Credit Union Employee Assistance Program

    Cons

    There are always negative stuff- Staff reduction, Mandatory Overtime, Mandated to work in a state of emergency..

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    State of Maryland

    Dec 1, 2021 - Human Resources Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Benefits (leave, holidays& health insurance)

    Cons

    Salary needs to be more competitive with private industry

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great government job

    Nov 10, 2021 - Recruitment Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Secure job, Great benefits, place to retire

    Cons

    Not much room for growth Antiquated systems

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Not fun

    Dec 4, 2021 - Case Worker 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits, get plenty of PTO

    Cons

    People are completely over worked and hate their jobs

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Administration assistant

    Sep 29, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible schedule excellent atmosphere great benefits

    Cons

    Rate of pay lack of ability to take off

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work

    Jul 25, 2021 - Executive Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits and also retirement. Most agencies allow teleworking. Free Metro and lightrail passes. Many opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    On average pay may be less than public companies. There State does not match 401k.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    MSDE

    Sep 25, 2021 - Staff Specialist II in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great health benefits and no weekends

    Cons

    Low pay and no room for growth with in some divisions

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good

    Jul 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Rising Sun, MD
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    Pros

    Great benefits such as PTO & Co-pay reimbursement programs. Lots of wellness seminars to help control stress & promote healthy living

    Cons

    It can be a stressful work environment. No other cons that I can think of

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good career

    Apr 29, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Towson, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits and paid leave Union

    Cons

    No real balance family work life

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