State of Montana Employee Reviews in United States

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Productive and fun place to work
Sr. J2EE/Guidewire Consultant (Current Employee) –  Helena, MTAugust 27, 2016
Productive and fun place to work.
MSF handle workers compensation of the state of Montana making it preferred workers compensation insurance provider.
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Exciting place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Billings, MTJuly 6, 2016
Very fast-paced. Multiple duties. Excellent benefits. Enjoyed co-workers and environment. Pay dependent on Legislature. Flexibility equals benefits.
Pros
Excellent benefits.
Cons
Working with criminal population
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Excellent
Child Protective Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Great Falls, MTJuly 5, 2016
Hard workers within the office. Everyone worked as a team. The most enjoyable was reunification to a family who deserved it. The hardest part would be the removal of a child from home.
Pros
limited supervision
Cons
Stress on the job
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productive and fun workplace
ENGINEER TECHNICIAN III / JR. PROJECT COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Butte, MTJune 25, 2016
everyday was a learning experience, due to constant changing conditions that are involved with highway construction. Management and coworkers maintained professional attitudes and worked closely together providing feedback to one another to solve any issues that may arise on a daily basis. Great place to be employed.
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Corrupt self serving management
Data Control Specialist (Former Employee) –  Helena, MTJune 21, 2016
The State of Montana DEQ is one of the most corrupt agencies I have ever worked for. Managers regularly award significant "travel" work to employees they favor, allow others to "work" from home (even when nobody hears from them and they have nothing to show for this "work" day), and regularly violate State and Federal environmental laws. Having left State employment a year ago I have often contemplated contacting the EPA or Governors office with my complaints.
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Cons
Everything else
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Disability Determination Services
Claims Adjudicator (Current Employee) –  Helena, MTJune 1, 2016
Being new to the organization, I want to see the best in the possibilities. The most difficult part of this job is the learning curve. The training program has much to be desired which is why over 50% of the employees hired look for other work in the first 6 months. Supervisory staff is not involved in claims processing and cannot be bothered to assist new employees. The job in itself is not entirely difficult, but unless you have extremely thick skin and don't mind being an outcast for a couple of years, don't work here.
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Exciting job
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  Deer Lodge, MTMay 27, 2016
Most people in the job have a corrupt sense of humanity. There is no comradary in the job. Everyone is there for themselves and it doesn't seem like co-workers would have your back at work.
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Incredible
Section Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Helena, MTMay 19, 2016
An outstanding place to work! Amazing people that take pride in what they do and who they do it for! I am so fortunate to work for this great state!
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Exceptional Workplace Culture
Human Resources Recruitment Specialist (Current Employee) –  Helena, MTMay 17, 2016
Great people to work with! Brand new building that has covered parking. I am able to work very independently in my position and run my own department. I am able to bring in the consulting aspect of recruiting to a corporate environment and I really enjoy that.
Pros
Ability to work independently
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productive place to work and would work there again.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Deer Lodge, MTMay 5, 2016
I would work for the State of Montana again, but I would not commute like I did before which was 60 miles one way. The only thing was we were very short staffed and it put a lot of stress on my co-workers and I. The hardest part of the job was the very long hours and also having to work mandatory overtime.
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Good learning place Fun and interesting
Psychiatric Tech (Former Employee) –  Warm Springs, MTMay 4, 2016
Dependable co-workers and able to express concerns freely with supervisors. Challenge to deal with certain patient behaviors. Rewarding to know that you had a part in making someones day a good one.
Pros
Benefits are very good
Cons
At times ther have been a lot of patients in one unit.
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Government job that provided little scientific background or prowess and also lacked in work assignments
Laboratory System Improvement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Helena, MTApril 25, 2016
While the job was interesting, it lacked the scientific knowledge and skills that I have been trained in. A typical day at work involved using the internet to think of ways to collaborate with the statewide clinical labs in a useful manner.
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Montana Women's Prison
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  Billings, MTApril 22, 2016
There is a click in within the co-workers. The Administration and the other staff is always at odds. Officers are always under staffed.
Pros
Free meals.
Cons
Understaffed and breaks are hard to get, Officers are treated bad by both sides, The pay is not worth the the hassle.
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Transitional from government agency to private insurance
Claim Examiner (Former Employee) –  Helena, MTApril 13, 2016
Have had exposure to another jurisdiction which is distinctively different from others as far as legal differences, rates, regulatory changes that occur much more frequently than most states.

Generally, the difference in the general atmosphere and opinion regarding claims handling is distinctly different because of the state laws and regulations that greatly impact claims handling.
Pros
Easy commute for locals
Cons
Constantly changing laws/regulations governing the claims process
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Great work environment with supportive peers and Administration.
Plan Manager/Regional Manager (Former Employee) –  Billings, MTMarch 1, 2016
Great work environment with supportive peers and Administration. Staff support each other and staff are dedicated to their work.
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The people are what sets this company apart.
Customer Service QA Specialist/UW Asst (Current Employee) –  Helena, MTFebruary 28, 2016
The people make Montana State Fund a great place to work. Customer Service is a top priority. Job security is high, however, advancement is almost non-existent.
Pros
The people and relaxed life style of small town living
Cons
Job advancement and the politics of being a quasi state agency
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Great environment, plenty of support and plenty of chances for advancement.
Accounting Technician (Former Employee) –  Helena, MTJanuary 16, 2016
Learned a lot about practical accounting and government environment. Management was very supportive. Hours and pay were great. Co-workers fun and enjoyable to work with.
Pros
Great salary, great benefits, wonderful atmosphere to work in.
Cons
Not sufficient help from unions, no representation from unions.
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Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Helena, MTNovember 27, 2015
The co-workers are very helpful and are hard working. I prefer to have good co-workers and good management that wants to see you grow and succeed. Ones that are willing to help when needed and to be team players.
Pros
great healthcare
Cons
poor management
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Overall not bad
RN Clinical Staff Nurse (Current Employee) –  Billings, MTNovember 18, 2015
I have the ability to handle many different types of illness/situations without hesitation.
Strong ability to work promptly and handle emergencies with ease.
Hardest part is the politics that come with this job, constant criticism from non medical staff and fellow coworkers.
Pros
Benefis
Cons
Short or no breaks
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Professional Office Setting
HIPAA Compliance Officer (Current Employee) –  HelenaOctober 20, 2015
This is a nice place to work. Hours are felxible, management is great and is a team enviornment. I am looking to promote and develop new skills.
Pros
Professional
Cons
Down time
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3.8
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