Legal Assistant (Current Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – August 28, 2018
Dead end job. Unless you know someone there is zero room for advancement. Management loves playing mind games. Always giving you more work and responsibilities and zero recognition. Poor management choices. Could care less about the morale.
Health benefits/paid days off
No advancement. Poor management. Could care less about Their employees
RN Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Clarks Summit, PA – August 10, 2018
No vacation time allowed. No flexibility with schedule. Unfair treatment of staff and even worse for pts. Management does not what to help the problems. RNs work as CNAs/ LPNs sleep and do doubles. Aids work as drill sergeants.
Poor management, cannot follow policies, you try and be up front and honest, and it gets you no where. Employees stealing from the state and you try and turn them in and do the right thing and it somehow becomes your fault. Terrible terrible place to work.
Job security is pretty much dependent on your butt kissing ability or strength of political pull.
Temporary Equipment Operator Class A (Former Employee) – Fulton County, PA – August 1, 2018
Most people who have worked here,have job security,because they have political friends in higher places.Not on their experience or abilities.It is a way overgrown soap opera,where men try to make each other look bad for hopes of job security.Most could not operate anything,but their mouths.
I loved plowing snow when permitted to do so.
Kissing butt for job security, no job security, without political pull.
IT Manager (Former Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – July 2, 2018
I have worked at the Commonwealth for several years and for several agencies. The general moral has plummeted over the last couple of years. Ineffectual\incompetent leadership are common place, stemming from broken Pennsylvania government. Pay equality has been a major source of low moral. Couple this with continual budget battles resulting in position cuts, shrinking program funding and a desire to "do more with less" has created a work environment that promotes cutting corners and a desire to change everything with no clear plan of what to change and how to change it. Pay is decent and job security tends to be very good, but don't expect a happy workplace or a lot of support from management.
Stable pay, job security
Ineffectual\incompetent management, very low moral, work environment stuck in a continual state of change, no clear cut direction or plan of how of action
Eqipment operator (Former Employee) – Erie, PA – May 29, 2018
Very very poor work environment management would never give you backing. Everybody is Cut Throat they don't work as a team claim they have high standards but have very low standards especially when it comes to hiring new employees. The leave time money and benefits are not worth the Stress and Anxiety they put you through 90% of the people I work with were on some kind of stress medication. For being a state facility one would think it would be a great place to work stay out of the state system if you can help it take my word for it!
Diesel and equipment mechanic (Former Employee) – Doylestown, PA – May 24, 2018
Horrible. No support from equipment manager. Long hours with sleet and snow. Was there for three days straight. Working in very bad weather. Very very dirty trucks. You need a torch to heat everything to remove from truck
Nurse (Former Employee) – Scranton, PA – April 10, 2018
State always in due to complaints. Management is awful and do not work with or treat staff well. Patient to staff ratios are ridiculous. Mgmt blames staff for any possible issue they are cited for. The pay and benefits are not worth the extreme stress the job causes. Supervisors will not help or support the staff.
Benefits and salary
Staff ratios, management, lack of knowledge of mgmt, favoritism
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.