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Productive
Licensed Real Estate Agent (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 13, 2018
It was a productive place to work and work life balance was not good. I dont recommend working here if you have small children. There lots overtime.You are also micro-managed
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Typical Government
Capital Project Advisor, Capital IT PMO (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 10, 2018
The pace at the Commonwealth was very slow and there were a lot people that had worked there for a long so the environment was somewhat stale. Getting simple things done took forever due to red tape and the political environment.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Getting simple things done took forever due to all the red tape.
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Lousy place to work
Child Support Enforcement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chelsea, MAJanuary 2, 2018
Terrible place to work. You’re on probation for the first 6 months so just about none of the benefits apply to you. Do not get sick or have a chronic issue because you do not qualify for FMLA or any kind of leave. Management has zero sympathy and makes no exceptions, even when they can. You do not exist to HR until your probationary period is over. It is a numbers driven job with absolutely no work culture or encouragement to get to know the people you work with. There is no team collaboration and socializing is not encouraged (they charge you to attend the holiday party). Parking is super limited, as is public transportation. The wait list for parking is years long and management has all been there forever so they no longer care. Employees are forced to park at local businesses and walk and zero concern is given that the neighborhood is dangerous.
Pros
The job is easy
Cons
Management, benefits, work culture
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Director, Consumer Services Unit (Current Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 29, 2017
Good Work Life Balance and a good place to work. Hard working people and a team environment. Overall good benefits as well as a good time off and vacation policy.
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Court Interpreting Internship
Court Interpreter Intern (Former Employee) –  VariousDecember 29, 2017
Court Interpreting was challenging and I was exposed to many different types of cases. The atmosphere is fast-paced thus an ability to simultaneously interpret versus consecutive interpreting is necessary to be competitive in this field. I enjoyed my time observing and assisting LEP individuals communicate with workers and officials in our judicial system.
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working outside and work allways was diffrent
Laborer (Former Employee) –  saugus massDecember 26, 2017
working at comm of mass was fun the people and coworkers where top notched all the diffrent activitys where fun and you learn alot i miss this job and the people
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Honored to work with this community.
Children's Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 21, 2017
The needs of the families are beyond what others perceive. Therefore, it could be a challenge to handle the workload during the time frame given. Caseload was extremely high due to budge cuts and lack of funding to service all families in need.
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Basic Employment
Developmental Service Worker II (Supervisor) (Former Employee) –  Danvers, MADecember 17, 2017
Good Insurance
Time off
Retirement



If you want a job that has alot of benefits .....go for it! Just have yur goals nmnd and manuever them while you ate working.
Pros
Time off. (e.g. Compt time, personal day..Holiday pay..vacation) HealthInsurance and best Dental Insurance
Cons
Manditory overtime....base pay...management...stress
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Fast paced environment which makes the day go by fast
Sessions Clerk (Former Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 27, 2017
Great career to have, as every day was different in terms of what job duties were performed. The Commonwealth provided job security, great benefits, paid time off, and holiday pay.
Pros
Great Benefits such as Health, Dental, Vision, etc.
Cons
Not a lot of room for advancement, or promotions, plus there is no overtime pay, even if you work later than your assigned time.
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Exciting Job
Senior Food and Drug Inspector (Former Employee) –  Jamaica Plain, MANovember 27, 2017
Wonderful opportunity to work along side some highly intelligent and professionals. Wide array of opportunities with great advancement. The benefit package makes up for the lower salary.
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Clerk III (Current Employee) –  Roxbury, MANovember 26, 2017
Working for the state is as demanding as any other job and you get paid less for it too. However being able to help families in need was priceless and worth every minute.
Pros
health insurance, benefits
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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 24, 2017
My experience working at the Commonwealth of Mass over the years was good. I gained a lot of experience in my administrative roles and also built relationships with good people over the years. Although the management was not the best I was still challenged by the work over time.
Pros
Good work-life balance
Cons
Terrible Management
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Worked in Medical Unit
Unit Clerk, Medical Section (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MANovember 21, 2017
Processed applications for Medical Benefits. Researched and recommended approval/disapproval of benefits. Treated all clients wutg due respect and within regulated guidelines, closed all case files within time frames dictated by law.
Pros
Learned the insides and out of Municipality of Springfield, Ma
Cons
one
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fast paced
Benefit Referral Social Worker (Current Employee) –  western massachusettsNovember 21, 2017
very fast paced always changing and not on the same page regarding processes and procedures. not enough time and opportunity for workers to develop professionally
Pros
job security
Cons
not on the same page regarding processes
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Trial Court
Head Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New Bedford, MA 02740November 21, 2017
I preformed all office duties relating to HR, accounting, payroll, correspondence.

Working for the State of Massachusetts I received ample benefits and a good retirement.
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Great people!
Intern - Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (Former Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 14, 2017
Fun work environment! Great people / Supportive co-workers in a government office setting. I worked in the Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, and the work is very rewarding.
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very rewarding place to work
Sergeant/Shift Commander - Central Control Room (Former Employee) –  Hampden, MANovember 14, 2017
One of the most diverse places to work in any business. The Hampden County Sheriffs Department offers many different oportunities for advancement and training in dozens of areas. If one chooses they can advance their career in other Law Enforcement divisions such as the Mass State Police or a local police department. Working in Corrections is considered by many as one of the hardest jobs to be in not just because of the physical work but the emotional strain it can place on someone that is not prepared or trained properly. If someone follows all training plans and works very hard to fine tune their skills this job can be one of the most rewarding in the country.
Pros
advancement opportunities
Cons
sometimes can be a mentally tough job.
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Great job with good benefits
Assistant Director, PCC Plan (Former Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 9, 2017
The only reason I left that job was that it moved 40 miles out of my range.
I loved that position and would be happy to return to it if it were closer to the city.
Pros
Great people to work with in a great unit
Cons
Traveling to work was challenging.
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Productive and fun
Data Architect and Developer (Former Employee) –  Quincy, MANovember 8, 2017
I was able to work from home. The day was good and flexible.

Good management
Better systems
Had good working experience
People came after asking whether 'happy' . that was hardest
Small team was good. Big team was more interested in sitting until 7
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8 hour day
NP (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, MANovember 7, 2017
8 hour day seeing patients every 15 minutes
completed exam and treated with MAT
had good benefits
patients were very appreciative and motivated
created treatment plans for underserved community members and increased their quality of life
Pros
paid lunch
Cons
model
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