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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. "The State of Minnesota is a great employer."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MO
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice hours and work schedule.

    Cons

    Salary compensation is sometimes lacking.

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't give any; Senior Management does an excellent job.


  2. "Dream job...just at less than dream pay"

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    Former Employee - Judicial Clerk in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Judicial Clerk in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great experience, terrific people, nice benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    If you want to do this as a career, understand that there's really no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Preserve your friendly environment

  3. "State of Minnesota"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place to work, enjoy my job

    Cons

    low pay. not the State's fault.


  4. "Very positive"

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    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Sandstone, MN
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Sandstone, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding work and many challenges to address in a dynamic environment

    Cons

    Like in any government agency, swings in the political environment can be challenging


  5. "Entry level clerk was a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    gained skills that were helpful later in life

    Cons

    seasonal employment is never ideal


  6. "Wonderful Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Judicial Law Clerk
    Current Employee - Judicial Law Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great work life balance, room for growth, mentorship, welcoming community.

    Cons

    nothing, nadda, zip, not a thing


  7. "Accounting officer senior"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Officer Senior in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Accounting Officer Senior in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibiliy, great benefits, vacation, sick time and retirement benefits

    Cons

    You don't get the same perks as the private sector

    Advice to Management

    Promote within agencies more

  8. "Senior Court Clerk"

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

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hours and benefits. Great coworkers and management.

    Cons

    Can be boring and repetitive. We are always 'training'. Technology does not work consistently.


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, employee engagement, lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Have to pay for parking if you work downtown.


  10. "Disability Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Know what is expected of you, know your salary for years, ok time off

    Cons

    Old management, hard to change processes.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for higher salaries for employees to decrease turnover.


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