Disabilities Services Worker (Current Employee), North Grafton, MA – February 28, 2013
Cons: chance you can be mandated up to 16 hours at a time
Great benefits and rewarding work. The benefits; union membership, health, dental, and eye insurance, sick leave, compensation days, vacation time, and the opportunity to earn over time, make the pay rate worth it.
Youth Worker (Former Employee), Western Region – January 17, 2013
Pros: hours and pay
Cons: poor management
Note that job is state funded! Should fiscal issues arise your position will be cut in the most crude way. Position is driven by the amount of juveniles in custody. Juvenile custody levels remain low. The company "motto" commends the reformation of youth however there is no real rehabilitation.
Correction Officer (Former Employee), MCI Cedar Junction - Walpole – January 2, 2013
Pros: pay and benefits
Cons: the enviroment you work in
Not everyone can do this job. Dealing with convicted criminals is not easy, its a stressful and demanding job. Co-workers are great for the most with a few execptions, communication is not great with the line staff. The best part of the day is going home after your shift is over if you don't get forced overtime.
type of work we do,protect public,an serve the public.
Court Officer (Former Employee), Gardner, MA – December 15, 2012
Pros: meeting people
Cons: the type of cases we see
check all cutodies from the police station,check the building for anything unusual.,protect the judge and all court employees.tell other court officer where ther working for the day.my goal was everybody goes home safe.thats a good day.meeting people.
I worked In Taunton at the ELectronic Management of health and Human services
Temporary (Former Employee), Taunton,ma – December 1, 2012
I worked as a temp.
It was the worst job I've ever held. I archived files that were old and full of mice excrements. The employees status Quo was to do as little as possible. It was like being in Jr. High all over again. The gossiping was ridiculous. If they spent more time actually doing their jobs, maybe something would get accomplished.
Enjoyed working in an independent professional atmosphere.
Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development (Current Employee), Brockton, MA – November 19, 2012
I would go to work to call claimants and employers to get both sides of a statement and according to the law of mass make a decision on claims that needed to be processed by a certain time frame. My co-workers were all very helpful and informative in the process. Always willing to help. Very laid back atmosphere to work in. it is expected from not only – more... me but my peers to get the job done. Would not change it for the world. – less
It is Criminal for a former employee to file a flase claim what is the FINE for an Employer from lying to hold up a Claim bet Nothing
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Job Work/Life Balance
A great place to learn the ins and outs of social services work
Case Manager (Former Employee), Boston, MA – November 6, 2012
Pros: job security
Cons: hign caseloads
The case managers at the Dept. of Mental Health were some of the hardest working and most dedicated people I have ever met or had the privilege to work with. Their commitment to clients was unwavering.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee), Massachusetts – August 22, 2012
Cons: physically demanding, lacks electronic medical records and web access for medical information
Work frustrations were many, rewards were few. Lack of support for continued education and training. Extremely limited access to computers and access available was outdated. Enjoyed rapture with clients and co-workers but that was not the standard.
Social Worker (Former Employee), Holyoke, MA – August 14, 2012
Pros: team work & effort!!
Cons: safety issues
Met with families in their home to ensure the safety of children. Attended court hearing to either remove or request removal of children. Management was always helpful and understanding. The hardest part about the job was to remove children from their natural envirnoment, and the most enjoyable part about the job was working with my great team!!