State of Minnesota Employee Reviews

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Workplace culture is negative
IT Specialist (Current Employee) –  St. Cloud, MNMarch 6, 2017
Workplace culture is dangerously negative. Enrollment is down, so budgets are getting cut across campus. Management in some departments (including ITS) have limited vision and are unable to lead their staff. There is a very high turnover rate in IT department due to issues with IT management.
Pros
benefits are great!
Cons
tuition reimbursement is only avaliable after 3years
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Great work/life balance
Payroll Accountant (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNJanuary 20, 2017
Ability to work from home and work/life balance is very manageable. Staff are given the opportunity to voice their suggestions to making their job duties more efficient and are able to make the changes necessary to do so. Everyone was easy to work with and worked towards one goal of making the department efficient and effective as possible.
Pros
Ability to work from home
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fun place
Capitol Security Officer (Current Employee) –  state of mnOctober 3, 2016
Great place to work, Great benefits and vacation plan.The state of Minnesota is a great place to build a career and the state patrol is a great organization to work for.
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Great place to work
OFFICE SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  MinnesotaJanuary 23, 2017
Friendly atmosphere with cross training that can lead to advancement. There is always something to learn and people willing to teach you.
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Productive and fun
Special Programs Coordinator (Current Employee) –  St. Paul, MNMarch 13, 2017
Great place to work. Job security is great also, a great place for individuals looking to work in the public sector. The location is also feasible for public transportation.
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Productive and fun place to work. Fast paced culture.
Senior Court Clerk (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNDecember 22, 2016
There are a variety of cultural styles because many people from all over the world live in the State of Minnesota. It is highly multi cultural. The Fourth District offers many opportunities for growth within the organization. There are many talented professionals that mentor and offer assistance. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping others in the judicial system. The hardest part of the job is knowing that you can only do so much to help the customers' and witness the legal process.
Pros
Access to many businesses downtown
Cons
It is extremely cold during the winter months
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Great employer
Information Officer (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNJuly 26, 2016
The State of Minnesota is a great place to work. As a millennial, I feel as though there are great promotion opportunities as well as a good work-life balance.
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Project Managers need a PMP? Give me a break!
ITS 5 (Former Employee) –  St. Paul, MNApril 15, 2016
I agree with what many posted...great coworkers, great benes, plenty of meaningful work to go around. The current Central management needs to re-engineer their thinking on the certification requirement. Something has to give! You can't pay PMs what you do, micro-manage them and expect to attract or retain talented project managers.
Pros
Benefits, co workers, meaningful work
Cons
IT micro management mentality, PMP req but no $, support or incentive- other than get to keep your job.
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Great teams, good products, work-life balance is very manageable.
Salesforce Developer (Former Employee) –  MinnesotaOctober 20, 2016
Good benefits. Almost everyone is helpful, friendly and professional. It is a good place to learn as much as you can.
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Motivating and Professional Culture
Department of Human Services - QA Analyst/Tester (Former Employee) –  United States Of AmericaOctober 5, 2016
It was nice experience to work in DHS Minnesota, I have learnt so many things at that project, Team Member to Team Leader, good ethical and professional culture gave me motivation
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Entertaining and fun filled days
Office and Administrative Specialist (Current Employee) –  Columbus, MNAugust 28, 2016
Great place to work, a different day every day! great benefits. enjoyable working environment. Great wide range of job duties. Learn something new everyday!
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Good place to work
Human Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Roseville, MNJanuary 11, 2017
I had a good experience working for the state. There was lots of opportunities for overtime and if you're in the right house it's a good time, most days. No issues, recommended.
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Good benefits, worry about being fired on a daily basis, mandation YES
LPN (Former Employee) –  MNFebruary 16, 2016
I was a long term employee. Benefits good, coworkers some wonderful, some ok, some challenging. Residents are fun. Management goes out of their way to make you fear them. Nurses are forced to be aides because they are so short handed. Plan to be mandated once a pay period at the very least. Policies change on a daily basis and you never know what is going on and you will get in trouble for it.
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Benefits
Cons
everything else
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Not recommended
OAS (Former Employee) –  St. Peter, MNJuly 26, 2016
Too many things to list! Poor management, hostile work environment, downright RUDE supervisors. Had to leave due to work related stress. Couldn't pay me enough to stay.
Pros
Didn't work weekends or holidays
Cons
No time for breaks, no help from upper management to better the dept.
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Great place to work, good benefits and good people.
State Security Guard (Full-Time) (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNNovember 5, 2016
It was a pretty straight forward security job. My Coworkers where great and I really liked working for this agency. The hardest part of the job was all the certification that had to be done. Overall it was a great experience and I had fun doing the work.
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MN Health Insurance Representative (Former Employee) –  Brainerd, MNJanuary 18, 2017
Good job if you are looking for an office job and mandatory overtime. This job was not suited for me but was thankful for the opportunity
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I learned a lot
Judicial Law Clerk (Former Employee) –  Crookston, MNMarch 7, 2017
I learned a lot about various aspects of law and also how judge's made decisions.

I conducted a lot of research and helped the judge in rendering decisions
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Previously noted
Security Counselor (Former Employee) –  Moose Lake, MNNovember 14, 2016
A review of working for the state of Minnesota was previously noted, every time I update my resume I have to go this this again.
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Good place for a young engineer or grad engineer;
Special Provisions Writer (Current Employee) –  St. Paul, MinnesotaJune 2, 2016
Good place for a young engineer or grad engineer; otherwise keep looking. Good benefits, flexible work schedule, many job areas to transfer to once onboard.
Pros
flexible scheduling
Cons
political organization
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Great opportunity
Training and Development Specialist, Safety (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNSeptember 9, 2016
This organization has many opportunities for various types of skills. I learn new things, every day, while working with talented people. The most enjoyable part of working here is the drive toward future practices and goals, enhanced focus on customers, and development of employees.
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3.8
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