Structured environment with training regularly to learn and/or update policies and procedures. Salary was below private sector. Promotional opportunities available for internal employees prior to direct hires. Many employees held their positions with the Commonwealth for at least 5 years, most remained until earning retirement. Benefits were better than private sector. I began as a Clerk--Typist and rose to the position of Field Human Resource Officer. The training programs the State mandates, as well as the voluntary programs, and mentoring helped me achieve the level I retired at. The workplace culture is similar to military, as Harrisburg controls/mandates/oversees the protocol. The most enjoyable part of the job was resolving conflict between workers and management, finding the most qualified workers for hire and/or promotion and seeing how they contributed to our mission.
Great benefits, generous paid leave program