PLCB Analyst (Former Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – December 9, 2017
Not sure about other agencies but PLCB/Liquor Board is best avoided. At first expect all smiles and friendly folks. After you've been there a while, expect high stress, poor communication/direction, poor leadership/management from top down, unreasonable expectations, crushing workload and overall dysfunctional organization- all for low pay and minimal/rare raises (pension going away and it's small/not guaranteed if governor needs money for state). Office located in heart of downtown Harrisburg, so be prepared to have random street dwellers approaching you on a regular basis outside the building. Not worth it, avoid.
Very professional work environment and knowledgable management
Income Maintenance Caseworker (Former Employee) – Reading, PA – November 30, 2017
My work day consisted of a following a set schedule for case workload to be completed by time sensitive order. It was easy to fall behind when computers went down but you learn to utilize the computer down time with other duties. I liked having supervisors that went above and beyond to help resolve difficult issues.
Clerk Typist (Former Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – May 26, 2017
Working for the State Civil Service is a fantastic way to build a strong work experience, if you are willing to put the work in, the State will give you a rewarding experience. After my assignment with the state, my resume was loaded with clerical, technical, and receptionist skillsets which later on were critical to bigger and better jobs. The office I was assigned to had a fantastic staff and the best management team I have ever worked under. This of course wont apply to every state office you work for, but the Civil Service commission really provides a fantastic opportunity for young professionals to build a career, just dont stay too long. You can be trapped at low wages if you refuse to move on.