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State of Michigan Governor Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder
Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder
270 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits not leaving look for a parting job(in 69 reviews)

  • "Flexible scheduling, good benefits package, more paid time off than most other employers, good employee matching for retirement(in 67 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Payscale not equal to private sector, taking work home(in 29 reviews)

  • "There is no room for advancement or opportunity to expand on professional skills via the intersection of other disciplines (I(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Love my work

      Feb 24, 2020 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work, great benefits, great professional development

      Cons

      Payscale not equal to private sector, taking work home

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      State of Michigan ITPA12

      Jan 14, 2021 - Information Technology Programmer/Analyst in Lansing, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible scheduling, good benefits package, more paid time off than most other employers, good employee matching for retirement.

      Cons

      limited career training opportunities, top heavy structure, over processed, can be less pay than the private sector equivalent.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      People work here for 30 years.

      May 24, 2019 - Staff Attorney in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      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.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great lifestyle, lower wage than private sector

      Mar 24, 2019 - Forensic Psychiatrist in Saline, MI
      Recommend
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      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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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Government Jobs

      May 14, 2019 - Senior Human Resources Analyst 
      Recommend
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      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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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Cronyism at its very worst.

      Oct 27, 2016 - Departmental Analyst in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good amount of vacation and sick leave granted. Most jobs require only a bachelors degree in any major. That's right, you qualify for most positions including management positions if you simply have a degree, even if it's in an unrelated field. This is also a con.

      Cons

      Cronyism is rampant and civil service is asleep at the wheel. HR reps are embedded inside the agencies, which removes their objectivity and they do whatever agency management wants. You have very little protection from vindictive directors or upper management unless you are in a union position. Agency directors are appointed by the governor so they rarely have any practical experience in the agencies they run. Pay scales are well below industry averages in the private sector. My observation as a 15 year state employee is as follows... Once you accept the mediocrity of your job, you can cruise through half a career without breaking a sweat. The number one measure of job performance for most agencies is that you make it to work on time and sit at your desk. Beyond that, not much matters.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The State of Michigan can be a great place to work.

      Nov 10, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
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      Pros

      Working for State government provides stability and benefits. If you have the correct focus and attitude, there are many opportunities. You can also have a job that requires little travel, while similar careers in different organizations of the same size would require substantial travel.

      Cons

      Working for the government can be a thankless job. While private sector jobs can pay substantially higher wages, the media and general public often scrutinize and criticize the work and wages of the public sector. It is far more interesting to read an article about how government went wrong, rather than what it did right. This creates the very bureaucracy that so many criticize.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      State Of Michigan Employment

      Aug 25, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love working for the State of Michigan. I enjoy working in public service and everyone in my office is committed to helping others.

      Cons

      The benefits used to be stellar but now employees are expected to contribute more financially. Depending on your salary, this could be a burden. Especially since jobs in this sector often pay far less than in the private sector.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      State IT Professional

      Jul 22, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in St. Catharines, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is a large diversity of technologies required to meet the IT and business requirements of State departments and agencies. This diversity affords IT Directors and Professionals within the State, the opportunity work with many of today’s leading edge technologies and companies.

      Cons

      The diverse lines of business within State government present challenges for leveraging enterprise solutions and infrastructure. Political election cycles constrain long term strategic planning. Salaries are not competitive with the private sector to attract and retain senior IT architects and engineers.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great Medical Benefits and Lots of Bureaucracy

      Jan 2, 2017 - Departmental Analyst in Tel Aviv
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great health, vision and dental benefits. Great 401k match and 457 options. Lots of state and federal holidays paid off

      Cons

      Difficult to attain a high salary because there are steps. You make more money in private sector doing the same thing. There is NO concept of work life balance. No options for working remotely or Telecommuting. Most jobs are so political that you can't be creative or think outside of the box. A good starter job for a young person but they shouldn't stay longer than 2 or three years. They'll become an old disgruntled SOM worker. They never fire people. If you know any high level people or the governor you're promoted and protected even if you have very little experience.

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