Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee Reviews

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Great place with Great people
Intern (Current Employee) –  North Adams, MADecember 4, 2018
I manage the front desk and assist clients that come in with what they need whether it be getting them connected with the right department,scanning, faxing or copying papers. I answer the phone and connect people with the right department and registering clients. I maintain the lobby and front desk with brochures, pamphlets and posters and organize forms. Everyone is very kind and it's a comfortable place to work.
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Rewarding Profession
ABI/MFP Waiver Program Human Services Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Middleboro, MANovember 1, 2018
Slow paced, the work is not very challenging once you know the computer systems. Does require a level of critical thinking skills. The culture of the workplace, is supposed to be positive and supportive. However can be quite different at times.
Pros
Benefits, Flexibility
Cons
Management Styles can be unfair at times, no growth for advancement opportunities
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2.0
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Mental Health worker
Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) –  Tewksbury, MAOctober 30, 2018
Provides direct care services in the activities of daily living by instructing and/or assisting patients in feeding, bathing, toileting, dressing, clothing maintenance, oral and physical hygiene, self-preservation, etc. to ensure daily needs, dignity and human rights of the patients are met.
Assist in the implementation of the individual treatment plan by discussing and reporting observations regarding patient behavior, needs, desires or problems to ensure consistency of care.
Works effectively with other staff to better serve patient needs, promoting a non-threatening, and therapeutic milieu.
Performs tasks of other staff in their absence to ensure continuity of services.

Performs other related duties as assigned
Pros
Great Benefits Flexible hours 3 different shifts.
Cons
Forced OT; Time off request always gets denied for insufficient staffing
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Fast paced work environment
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 9, 2018
Face paced work environment.
Work place culture can be negative at times
Great beneffits compensation
Ability to Muli task and juggle many projects
Pros
Great staff
Cons
Communication
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5.0
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Productive
Job Service Representative I (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 30, 2018
This is my first time working for the state and although I am only a seasonal rep. The way the department is run is wonderful. My managers are wonderful. The rest of the employees get along. They encourage you to apply for a full time permanent position.
Pros
Unionized, Pay, benefits
Cons
no cons for me
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Nice place to retire
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 26, 2018
The department I worked in has some difficult people but I learned alot and spent alot of time in the field which balanced out dealing with challenging people.

Great benefits, a good place to retire from, not much for career advancement, but comfortable.
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Great place to work...
Clerk (Current Employee) –  TauntonSeptember 19, 2018
- set schedule
- little variance in the type of work
- not much mobility or advancing your career here
- perfect day job for someone who is older
- great stepping stone if you are younger
- not a challenging work environment
- virtually no way to advance your career in this setting
Pros
tuition reimbursment, sick time and vacation time accrued
Cons
no career advancement
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Good benefits but i wanted more
Facility Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, MASeptember 16, 2018
it was a decent place to work, got the respect i felt i deserved from supervisors but administration is a mess. I felt like just another cog in the wheel.
Pros
benefits
Cons
administration
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Mass. Trial Court
Associate Probation Officer (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 12, 2018
As in all places you will deal with Managers that aren't helpful or aren't professional for that matter. But, working for the Court is a very competitive job which offers a lot of opportunity for growth. Working for the Commonwealth offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
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Challenging work
RN II (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MASeptember 9, 2018
It was challenging work at Fernald Center, difficult with short staffing especially for direct care staff, getting some of the nursing staff to do their own paper work could be challenging, if writing up an error, sometimes nothing changed. I felt sometimes there was a click type mentality with some nursing staff, making things difficult
Pros
Seeing improving client status
Cons
short staffing for direct care workers
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3.0
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Could Be Better
Assistant Director (Current Employee) –  Roxbury, MASeptember 6, 2018
Change is required for this place to flourish. Turnover rate with employees is 1.5 years or less, which is not a good sign for new employees. Communication is lacking and could be a little bit better.
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4.0
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Is ok place to work
Group worker 1 (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 30, 2018
Is ok place to work if you have legal degree good benefit job security ok management room for grow just do you job and came to work on time and. Grow
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Workplace culture was stressful, management unsupportive
BERS A/B (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 30, 2018
Pay didn't match work, management demanding/unsupportive, uneven level of participation from workers, (workers work on different scales, not held accountable), clients could be verbally abusive, threatening, enjoyable part is meeting people who really need the help.
Pros
Flexible Schedule/Relaxed atmosphere
Cons
Unorganized/Pay Scale/Management
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3.0
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great
Pipefitter/ Plumber (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 27, 2018
the benifits are nice and may of the people are too
all over massachusetts
however you may find that its tough to see things really changing which might be good and might be bad depending on who you are. its a nice place to retire but im not ready for that yet
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Worst place to work- Toxic environement
Job rep 1 (Former Employee) –  19 Staniford Street Boston MAAugust 22, 2018
Working for the state was an eye opening for me. I would never believe management racism towards black and the level of discrimination i faced in that office- was unbelievable. Office politics and favoritism, poor management style. Manager sabotage their subordonate often and the cover- up is even more. Extremely hostile and toxic environement. Never again -
Pros
No pros zero star
Cons
Racism, discrimantion, rude staff, no resolution, no room for growth. Don't believe the hype. It's all about favoritism
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5.0
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Loved working here
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Holyoke, MAAugust 21, 2018
Working for the Commonwealth of Ma I was employed at The Holyoke Soldiers Home. Amazing staff who care about resident's rights & care. A management team who was on top of everything. You felt like you belong. Highly recommended to anyone of any department
Pros
Advancement in career opportunities
Cons
I had to relocate
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Attention detailed
EDP Operator III (Current Employee) –  Boston, maAugust 17, 2018
Lots of work certain times of the year, but you are always busy. You work at your own speed but definitely need to pay attention to every detail for no mistakes
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Outstanding Career Choice
Correctional Officer II (Former Employee) –  Concord, MAAugust 1, 2018
Builds character and self esteem

Career Advancement

Commeradery among your fellow corrections officers

Outstanding Salary and Benefits

Retirement Pension Benefits
Pros
Salary and Benefits
Cons
Stress and Boredom at times
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Good work life balance
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 30, 2018
Very good work life balance. Sometimes slow and bureaucratic, as with any government job, but overall very stable job. Nice people and warm office culture that still gets things done.
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poor leadership from management
Forest and Park Supervisor II (Current Employee) –  MassachusettsJuly 30, 2018
most management positions are bought with campaign donations. often, manager will gain or lose their positions during administration changes making them wholly ineffective.
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