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Lieutenant of Correctional Officers (Former Employee) –  Jessup, MD 20794March 20, 2019
good atmosphere with fair compensation. good benefits.sometimes can be hard to accomplish goals due to red tape. mandatory overtime
can be hard on a family. easy to accrue paid time off.
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Administrative Specialist III (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MarylandMarch 18, 2019
promised Job Security most people retire from the positions that the State of Maryland has open. Only reason I need to leave is for relocation to another state.
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Work place to help others obtain there G.E.D
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Westover, MDMarch 11, 2019
It's a good environment to work need alot of patience to work with students. Also a stable work schedule. And a team oriented atmosphere. Some need more help than others.
Pros
Good people working around each other.
Cons
Pay.
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Office Clerk (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMarch 10, 2019
It was a great place to work because it offered many workplace benefits such as health, dental insurance and job security that helped me to care for my family.
Pros
Job security, vacation, credit union and retirement investments.
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Typical State Agency
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDFebruary 28, 2019
Job security with excellent benefits. Have to meet daily quotas for annual performance review. Nice place to meet new people but as with any government job, there are coworkers who are only willing to do the minimum
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
No room for promotions due to budgets
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To many supervisors and not enough workers
Maintenance Correctional officer (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDFebruary 27, 2019
Everyone wanted to pass the job to someone else. When something went wrong people who did wrong would blame someone else.
It was like a three ring Circus
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Not knowing when you were getting to go home
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Long hours.
Residential Advisor (RA) (Former Employee) –  Parkville, MDFebruary 26, 2019
It can be a stressful environment.
Long hours if you work for DJS.
Due to the nature of this job, you'll need more than two days off.
You never get off on time, but you're still required to arrive 15 minutes before your shift starts even if you get drafted for a 16 hour shift.
Pros
Money, Paid time off
Cons
Stressful, Long hours
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Stressful work environment, but good benefits
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) –  Cumberland, MDFebruary 25, 2019
Working at the Finan Center, was stressful. Working with unstable psychotic patients, was dangerous. Mandatory overtime was an often occurrence. Staff frequently called off.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Manditory overtime, Dangerous work conditions
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It was productive and great team work environment.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ESL/ELL) SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDFebruary 23, 2019
I enjoyed working at State of Maryland. It was productive and great team work environment. I had an opportunity to work with experts, subject matter experts in several fields.
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Productivity is good
Officer (Current Employee) –  Jessup, MDFebruary 22, 2019
It's quite stressful working with people of deranged mental states. The job at the state of Maryland is quite demanding..it is fun meeting near people
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Poorly prepared food.
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Good place to work
Medical Care Program Specialist II (Current Employee) –  MDHFebruary 22, 2019
Good place to work. Took a while to receive a pay raise. Benefits are excellent. Receive 6 personal days annually and accumulate sick and annual leave every pay period.
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fast past enviroment
Food service Superivior II (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDFebruary 17, 2019
A great job opportunity, great benefits, great people to work with. oversee employees, make sure production starts on time. receive orders. the job is not hard. Two managers,
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Good place to work
Administrative Specialist IV (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDFebruary 10, 2019
I worked in various positions during my 25 years with the State of Maryland. Some of the positions were stressful but overall it was a nice place to work. I really enjoyed working in the Title IV-E unit.
Pros
Paid leave
Cons
At times it could be a little stressful.
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Correctional Officer COII Review
Correctional Officer II, Cadre Officer (Former Employee) –  Cumberland, MDFebruary 7, 2019
State of Maryland provided competitive wages, and benefits. I enjoyed working in this environment of approximately 1,500 Inmates. I always believed that I could make a difference through positive reinforcement and an attentive ear.
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Something different every day.
Administrative Officer III - Contractual (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDFebruary 6, 2019
Knew my job well as I was with the agency for 31 years. Loved being the Commissioner's Management Associate and the Inmate Affairs Coordinator. Some tensions at time as I was considered the "newby" and should not have been promoted over others.
Pros
Learning various aspects of prison management.
Cons
Neighborhood - Office location.
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Lots of Opportunity for Advancement
Correctional Officer II, Division of Corrections (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDFebruary 6, 2019
You will learn something new about your job daily. Cross training helps you to advance to various positions. Highly competitive, great pay, and great benefits.
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Once past entry level, the job is more enjoyable
Human Services Specialist IV (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDFebruary 5, 2019
At this point in my career with the State of Maryland, I concentrate or policy and procedure changes and training needs. While a case manager, it was overwhelming at times trying to complete the number of cases expected. However, the work was and is rewarding.
Pros
Can ride public transportation for free
Cons
The pay starts off low
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Good company depending on what you want to do
Residential Group Life Manager II (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDFebruary 4, 2019
The state of MD is ok if you do not seek advancement pass a certain level. When you do it becomes political. If you seek decentwages and good healthcare benefits then this is a good place to work but if you have a large family which requires your time then pass this place by because you will work ALOT
Pros
liveable wages
Cons
low morale
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Fast paced environment
Fiscal Clerk II (Former Employee) –  Prince Frederick, MDFebruary 3, 2019
Run schedules, post charges, payment and adjustments. Follow up with insurance companies. Fast paced environment. Close relationship with the other employees-we had worked together for such a long time.

The hardest part of the job was dealing with the insurance companies.
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Insurance companies
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School Counselors.... NO!
School Counselor (Former Employee) –  Juvenile detention centerFebruary 2, 2019
This is the worse place to be a school counselor. The turnover is VERY high! All you do is paperwork! You can never really see a youth unless there is enough staffing which makes your job more difficult when there are deadlines. There are a lot of barriers and no training!!!!!!! Being a school counselor in the juvenile detention center is very difficult and can be potentially dangerous . You are often blamed for things you were never trained/notified about . Don’t let the 3,000 bonus make you apply. That should have been my first RED FLAG! The environment is very stressful and unprofessional! Management talks down to you and you are often treated as if you are locked up. Upon arrival every morning you have to turn in your keys and you cannot take your phone into the building as well. Only a 30min lunch and the school does not close when it snows you are required to go to work/use leave. I believe the school district is a better place for school counseling! I have seen MORE, but the space provided is not enough for me to continue writing . You can apply if you would like, but you will regret it!!!!!!!
Pros
None
Cons
Management, lack of training, barriers, leave, and unrealistic expectations!
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