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State of Minnesota Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  • work-life balance is a priority for my agency (in 13 reviews)

  • Upbeat leadership and good benefits (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to Work"

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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 Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Great insurance, good other benefits, lots of room to move in positions, seniority if it works in your favor

    Cons

    Lower pay than private companies, seniority can make it difficult to move up positions.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with lower level staff more


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Weak management"

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    Current Employee - MNIT in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - MNIT in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    40 hours a week. Good benefits. Some great people. Supporting great missions. serving the people.

    Cons

    So many cons. Of course no place is perfect, but the toxic environments, poor management, lack of accountability and much more make this a very difficult place to work. I see staff being promoted that are ignorant, rude bullies, but they know the right people and are friends with managers, so promotions they get. This is ridiculous. The back stabbing and lack of welcoming new people is absurd. Unprofessional behavior is rampant and accepted.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people into management positions because they know a system or have been there a long time. This is true for promoting people in general, just because you like someone does not mean they should be promoted.

  3. "security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits good staff 55 retirement pension

    Cons

    Nothing really that bad to say

    Advice to Management

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  4. "MnIT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits especially for long-term employees. Some schedule flexibility. Fairly generous wages for a junior employee. Good place for women in IT.

    Cons

    Low salary maximums. Constant re-organization due to political fluidity. Difficult for state government to understand cost-effective investments. Little training budgeted. No-frills office environments. Out-dated models of promotion/advancement.


  5. "great beefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, job security and pleasent work environment

    Cons

    Hiring process takes forever would be my only complaint


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Pension and healthcare benefits there are a few people there that care about the work they do and are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Technical skill doesn’t matter, all that matters is who you’re connected to. It’s a very political environment.

    Advice to Management

    Work with people that aren’t producing and just waiting to retire. Give them a reasonable plan to be better at their jobs and if they don’t succeed you will have the documentation to terminate their employment. Stop relying on political affiliations to promote and retain employees.


  7. "Mn.IT Commerce"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Good Stakeholder, Governance, Team and vendor participation.

    Cons

    Process to recreate, review and approve RFO can be lengthy process.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to let team members know you are engaged in projects.

  8. "Worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits from health and pto

    Cons

    Slow upward mobility, large beauracracy


  9. "It's a tough gig. Not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Luck to be here.

    Cons

    Challenging work that doesn't always compensate hours put in.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. "laborer"

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    Current Employee - Labor Position in Fergus Falls, MN
    Current Employee - Labor Position in Fergus Falls, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work outside, laid off in the winter, Interesting job

    Cons

    slow to promote, lots of administration and red tape tp work


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