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State of Michigan Employee Reviews about "private sector"

Updated May 24, 2019

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State of Michigan Governor Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder
Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder
229 Ratings
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  • "There is no room for advancement or opportunity to expand on professional skills via the intersection of other disciplines (I(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "IT Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at State of Michigan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good work ethics, opportunities are more

    Cons

    low pay compared to private sector.

    State of Michigan2017-09-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "People work here for 30 years."

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    Current Employee - Staff Attorney in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Michigan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Regular salary increases as a staff attorney. Good hours.

    Cons

    No office perks that you would see in the private sector. You pay for your own parking.

    State of Michigan2019-05-24
  3. "Government Jobs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Michigan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, vacation, job itself

    Cons

    Leadership is hierarchy in government and you have to depend on your supervisor completely to translate working conditions accurately to upper management unlike the private sector where you generally have access to upper management.

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    State of Michigan2019-05-14
  4. "Great lifestyle, lower wage than private sector"

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    Former Employee - Forensic Psychiatrist in Saline, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Michigan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits--BCBSM Medical, dental, vision, 401K with percentage matching Good lifestyle, laid back schedule, basically 9:00 am - 4:30 pm with an hour break for lunch Additional pay for on-call hours (~1-2 times per month) Social network there is friendly and supportive Opportunities for in-house training and CME Doctors are respected on the inpatient units

    Cons

    EMR is not great and can be a time-waster Job can be high stress for stretches of time due to violent patients Over time, hospital has been run more and more by directors in Lansing vs. in-house personnel, which has caused lower job satisfaction Pay rate of $88.88 is less than in the private sector No on-site cafeteria

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    State of Michigan2019-03-24
  5. "Strong Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    You get to do meaningful work that has a direct impact on millions of people.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. They're not bad, but they're comparable to the private sector.

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    State of Michigan2018-01-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's just OK"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of Michigan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incredible amount of time off

    Cons

    15 years behind private sector

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    State of Michigan2017-08-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Civil Service, the Michigan Way!"

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    Current Employee - Printed Products Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Michigan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best work life balance in North America. Benefits you can't beat.

    Cons

    Organization is not as agile as a private sector company/organization. Opportunities for career advancement are limited due to low turnover but you can find them if you engage with a decent amount of energy.

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    State of Michigan2017-07-18
  8. "Municipal Employee"

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    Current Employee - Municipal Worker in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Michigan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job Security, Paid Training, paid Holidays

    Cons

    Doesn't pay as well as private sector

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    State of Michigan2017-06-25
  9. "Nice work environment. Opportunities to advance if you are open to change and willing to step up."

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Michigan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. My management offers flexibility. With such a large variety of lines of business to support, there are always opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    IT pay is lower than private sector. Decision makers sometimes make decisions without consulting the technical experts responsible for implementation.

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    State of Michigan2017-06-02
  10. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    The work environment is positive but not extremely fast paced

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive with the private sector, but the benefits and job security are better

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    State of Michigan2017-04-28

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