Director of Investigations (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 27, 2016
Always a fire to put out, high stress and fast paced. Short timelines in which to complete projects and reports. Very rewarding career. Working with a diverse staff and clients was an enjoyable experience.
Working with a diverse group of staff and clients was an enjoyable experience.
Fast pace environment and multitask skill required
Acount clerk I (Former Employee) – Brighton Municipal court and Rmv Watertown – June 25, 2015
The day started with a lot of data entry, answering phones, dealing with cash register, greeting and assisting the general public, filling or any other related tasks. I've learned the due process of the court system, criminal and civil matters. I also learned about identify legitimacy of documents required to be presented in other to issue DL or Mass ID. Management was impersonal a lot left to desire. I enjoyed working with my colleagues, however some of them were very territorial due seniority which develops an unpleasant environment rather hostile. The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with the general public, assisting them and being able to interact with a vast array of people.
hours was 8:30 t0 4:30 with an hour lunch Monday - Friday, no weekends
Home Health Aide (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 17, 2016
Great place willing to train you in different health care settings. Helps you find jobs within reach. However, the pay was very basic and you never got raises. Your schedule was flexed and sometimes you only found out the place you were going to the day off.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – May 28, 2016
My days were eight hours and they were fun and enjoyable. The students were bright and ready to learn. My work was so enjoyable that I really enjoyed it very much. I have made lifelong friends and to me that is worth more than money can buy.
director (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – January 18, 2016
Working in the public sector is a unique opportunity to see how goverment works. Prior to state service I built 3 businesses from the ground up with over 100 employees. I enjoyed the opportunity to work in the public sector.
Social Worker (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – November 30, 2015
Excellent working conditions. Excellent benefits,Great supervisors who mentored and helped with all aspects of the job. Quota's were clearly stated and met. Security of all clients information was of the utmost importance, and treating people with respect a high priority..
Great pay and benefits
Home visits sometime took you to unsafe area's, while working alone.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – November 4, 2015
The Commonwealth represents the best in public service. There is good management, sound financial controls and high expertise for employees relative to their jobs at all organizational levels. Yet, the human touch is maintained with a warm, welcoming environment and collaboration between disciplines.
Developmental Services Worker I (Current Employee) – North Grafton, MA – July 1, 2014
This is a very morally fulfilling job. Great benefits and compensation. The work is tough but worth it. Coworkers are amazing and almost everyone works as a team. Lacks opportunity for advancement. Upper management is too disconnected to appreciate the work of employees at lower levels. A lot of favoritism and special treatment occurs. The best part of the job is making a difference in individuals lives.
Secretariat Chief Information Officer (SCIO) (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 5, 2014
Rife with politics. Every day you are hamstrung from doing the things that a good leader needs to do by the politics of the position. If you ignore the politics, then you impact your longevity. It is a trade-off. I would rather do the right things. Salary is comical ... you never see the full salary you agree to because the state holds ten percent off the top for the retirement account, and then there are cuts every year. I lost money every year I was with the state. Also, look into the impact a state job will have on your Social Security eligibility before you ever take a state & local position. It seriously reduces your SS retirement check even if you paid into the system.
Very busy office, great job, great people to work with
Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 12, 2015
My position with the Commonwealth was a very busy one. Typically, I responded to emails and voicemails regarding the regulations and requirements of becoming a licensed professional engineer or professional land surveyor. I dealt with a vendor who initially processed the applications and addressed any issues that the vendor brought to me. I worked with the Board members to respond to some emails as well as the the Board's legal counsel or executive director. Each month the Board met and I prepared the applications for their review and set the agenda. The Board of Engineers was a very busy board.
At the meeting I took the minutes,then after the meeting typed them and sent them first to the Board Secretary, then the Board Counsel. The minutes would be reviewed and voted at the following meeting.
I also supervised 2 people, one who was in charge of the Board of Veterinarians and the other who was in charge of the Board of Dieticians&Nutritionists.
I liked everything about the job
the commute was a nightmare-especially this past winter.
Lack of organization creates confusion among staff
MassHealth Benefit Eligibility Social Worker (Current Employee) – Springfield, MA – September 15, 2015
Lack of organization creates confusion among staff. I have worked in corporate America most of my career and decided to accept this position to see how I fared in Social Work. This field is not a good fit for me. It is very hard not to sympathize with all members who walk in and the dire situations some are in really weigh on me.
Working environment was great. Benefits were also.
Probation Officer II (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 15, 2015
I enjoyed working in that environment, and with my fellow workers, Outside Agencies, and the clientele. The most stressful part of my job was concern over public safety. I learned that individuals must be held accountable for their actions, but tried to assist those not as fortunate as I.
Great environment/ Job benefits
All were not amenable to change. Some required "Forced change."