Family Investment Specialist II (Former Employee), Baltimore, MD – February 26, 2014
Pros: helping people
Cons: lots of clients
Worked with a great group of people, I learned that all people that receive income from that State are not lazy or uneducated. Interviewing angry customers. I enjoyed processing benefits and approving cases.
Office Services Clerk II (Former Employee), Baltimore, MD – February 4, 2014
My time working for the State Of Maryland was a great experience. I worked for the Development Disabilites Adminstration for 5 years. I would process applications for incoming qualified providers to provide resource coordination services for people receiving or eligible for services from the DDA. I had some great co-workers at DDA, from the Director – more... on down to the staff. – less
Contingent II Employee, Graduate Advisor (Former Employee), Largo, MD – December 30, 2013
I was employed by the State of Maryland as a Contingent II Contract employee for University of Maryland University College. A typical day at work involved me logging onto a multi-line telephone and computer, setting up my station to receive inquiries about UMUC via telephone and mail from students. Our management was in charge of tracking the quality – more... of service that we provided to students, and would review the information with us on a weekly basis, highlighting our accomplishments while giving us tips on how to turn our weaknesses into strengths. For quite sometime the atmosphere was great, we would have potlucks, celebrate birthdays, and really work towards building a comfortable atmosphere for general staff and managers to build a great rapport. Unfortunately, that energy changed, which gave way to the hardest part of my job, when the decision was made to combine the department, New Student Advising with other departments. During the shift, there were many changes that came about, and that weren't communicated in an effective and efficient manner. Many times, New Student advisors were left on their own to work through the challenges of having to deal with brand new management as well as a new leadership style, which was more individualistic on the part of the manager and supervisors than it was group or team oriented. My contract ended soon after the change occurred. The most enjoyable parts of my job were: 1. helping students find clarity when it came to their short and long term educational goals. 2. Working in a team. 3. The potlucks, awards ceremonies, and getting recognition for providing students with outstanding service. 4. Benefits Overall I had a good experience working for the State of Maryland at UMUC. – less
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee), Jessup, Maryland – December 27, 2013
People Management is one professional skills a good leader have to possess in order to be a successful leader and team player. However, these has really helps me over years to be outstanding in managing project.
Office Secretary II (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – August 22, 2013
Pros: free transportation
Cons: no raise
Typical Day: 8am to 4:30pm What Learned: Try to make a repetitious work different each day Management: Co-Workers: are tolerable Hardest part of the day: When the work comes in slowly Most Enjoyable: Having a pleasant conversation with a coworker
Department of Public Safety (Current Employee), Baltimore – August 22, 2013
Pros: steady work
I have worked for the State of Maryland for 18 years and I am still surprised at the corruption. Favoritism runs rampant. If you do accept the fiefdoms that were set in place by supervisors, you are run out of the department.
Politics, politics, politics...
Furloughs and Salary Reduction Days. We haven't had a raise in 7 years.
And look at the mess – more... with the Baltimore City Jail. It's embarassing to think that I work for the same agency and that I am trapped because I was a loyal employee.
Shame on me for turning my head away from what is destroying the integrity of the agency. – less
I had the opportunity to meet with the vice president explaining and reviewing project scope and blue prints during this period i was able to attend a lot of the Consultant meeting and planning and design team One will agree there is alot that goes into planning,designing, and building a structure My Co-workers all has atleast 10 years expericnce and – more... i was able to tap into this chance to learn from people who have been in the business long time the hardest part of the job could be when you have to bid and one will always agree that the most enjoyable part of the job is the chance to meet the big names and your ideals counts. – less
General Accounting Manager (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – July 16, 2013
Pros: flexible work hours
In working for DBED for the past 19 years, I;ve been promoted through the accounting department. on a daily basis, our work load varies from a moderate to heavy workload, especialyy durig our year-end closing. I currently manage 5 employees, and have learned the facets of working together to get a prohect completed in a timely manner. The hardest part – more... of my job is making sure that my staff, at the end of the day, know that I'm there for them and feel that the office environment is conducive for a production; and the most enjoyable oart of the job for me, is knowing that I've put forth my best effort to make sure that my department does the best in producing results that are positive for our vendors. – less