Worst career experience I've ever had. Very unprofessional management team with zero "real-world" (i.e., private sector) purchasing experience.
Pros: public sector benefits
Cons: too many to list - poor management, low morale, favoritism, underqualified people with big egos, budget cuts & pay freezes, cronyism & nepotism
I have an MBA, yet I reported to a high school graduate, with no private sector experience at all, minimal management experience, and certainly no professional qualifications in procurement. This is how bad it is working in state government, where it clearly isn't what you know that counts, but rather who you know (or whose campaign to whom you donate).
I worked with some good people who reported to me who are themselves far more qualified than our current crew of "management" personnel. Things are so awful there in terms of morale that I'm glad I'm no longer there. I dreaded going into the place.