Social Worker Associate (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – July 17, 2018
I began working for the State of Maryland in 1968 - I started as a clerk, Secretary and social Worker Associate. There has always been room for advancement - whereby you could take different test and move on to another job. I enjoyed each department that I work in and I was able to learn new and different things about the agency.
Manager, Support Services (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – July 16, 2018
Working in the Maryland state government was my best career experience. The career provided several promotional opportunities. The professional environment helped me to develop into a productive, efficient and a dependable employee.
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) – Hagerstown, MD – July 9, 2018
I have worked there for over 9 years, I've seen a lot of bad things happen to good people. The state does not always seem to care much about it's employees. There is a pension after 20 years but not much. No 401k match. Health coverage cost is okay.
Paid time off, definitive work schedule
Short breaks, poor working conditions (heat, cold, outside weather, etc..)
State pay rates are below those for Federal employees and private sector employees. The State does not financially reward superior employees with higher-than-average annual raise or with a one-time bonus. State benefits are far better than at most private sector employees. State retirement is a defined-benefit plan, retirees enjoy an annual COLA. Full vesting for new hires occurs after ten years of service. The State contributes to retiree health care. For health benefits, active State employees pay lower monthly premiums, smaller co-pays, and lower annual deductibles than private sector employees. State employees enjoy 11 paid holidays, 6 paid personal days, 15 sick days, and based on length-of-service, 10 to 25 vacation days.
Excellent health and retirement benefits, excellent holiday and vacation days..
Lower pay scale than Federal government or private sector, no bonuses for superior performance.
a typical day would go ... I come into the office and get to work on whatever project I was assigned for that day...very relaxed .. I was an Administrative Assistant ...I scheduled meetings, answered the phone, took messages and basically kept the office running.
The agency I work for is good but like any other it does have its draw backs. I like my job but the problem is when upper management finds out that you want to make changes to make things better or make recommendations, there comment is if you don't like it here then leave. Then if you try to leave they will try to make it difficult for you to go anywhere else. The people that you work with are good individuals .Most of the direct supervisors are good and will recommend you for a position.
Health benefits and time off. Overtime is good
If management doesn't like you, you will not get training or promoted
The State of Maryland, State Highway Administration, is a good employer to work for. The pay is lower than I have been used. The medical benefits are good, but the dental and vision aren't as good as previous jobs.
Numerous opportunities for professional development
Social Worker II Family Services (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – June 4, 2018
Very supportive co-workers and ongoing opportunities to collaborate and gain useful information from other professionals. Training and staff development activities were helpful and relevant to the work being done. Overall, management was responsive and willing to provide feedback and guidance as needed and were willing to support initiatives aimed at boosting morale.