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Relaxed workplace
Treatment Court Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Saint Cloud, MNAugust 9, 2018
You are expected to do your job without being micromanaged. Relaxed workplace setting with very little interruption from management. Excellent benefits.
Pros
Healthcare, benefits.
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Good teamwork, good support
Radio Communications Operator (Former Employee) –  Brainerd, MNJuly 20, 2018
Co workers were good team members, flexible in scheduling, willing to share information. Rotating schedule and willing to help out for time off/Dr. appts, family emergencies, etc.Mapping system was outdated, still used paper maps and then google. Metro management expected out state to work the same as metro, and out state needs to operate differently.
Pros
Good camaraderie through all levels
Cons
Breaks difficult if working alone, as were busy spurts.
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Long hours
LPN (Former Employee) –  Pine Island, MNJuly 16, 2018
Enjoyed the individuals , had fun helping them go to the Special Olympics! Had good teamwork from most of the co-workers, some thought they were just too good. LONG LONG hours!!!
Pros
lots of time outside with clients
Cons
long hours
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Rehabilitation Counselor Career (Former Employee) –  South MinneapolisJuly 3, 2018
Busy office with caseloads of 80-100+. Lots of training initially and monthly. Excellent co-workers to consult with when questions arise. The hardest part of the job is remembering the number of days you have to complete required paperwork at different stages of the process. Beginning of the work day is a time to interact with your cohorts and have a positive start of the day.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
Short breaks
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Enjoyable work environment if you can avoid the politics.
Office Administrative Specialist - Sr. (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNJune 26, 2018
I worked for the State of Minnesota for 15 years and had the rare opportunity to work with some phenomenal people.

That was until certain political or tactical positions were "created" for personalities that really shouldn't have been put into management positions.

Luckily, time went by and those people retired and another set of personalities came in during the PC era where surprisingly things that were fireable offenses were ignored but favoritism towards other "conflict of interest" situations were covered up.

Throughout the years, those that were the hard workers and could be counted on in team efforts as well as simply being good people with kind souls, kept my joy of working at the State alive.

I was one of the lucky ones who had a lot of leeway on my job and didn't have a micromanager looking over my shoulder. That certainly gave the feel of freedom on the job.

Overall, I truly enjoyed working there and the few really good workers I could also call my friends.
Pros
Abililty to work remotely
Cons
Management needs an overhaul and more accountability
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Not fun
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  United StatesJune 15, 2018
Not a fun place to work to much gossip and back biting. Management came into work when ever they wanted. There was no real leadership, some co-workers got away with calling in sick 2 or 3 times a week and got away with it. The ones that came into work everyday had to pick up their slack day in and day out . Management would not do anything about it they I did not care because they were doing it to.
Pros
Health care payed time off
Cons
To much of a thankless grind.
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Great place to work if you have a family
Senior revenue Tax Specialist (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNJune 15, 2018
Interesting place to work for parents of small children or as your first job. Otherwise, there is little incentive to stay, advancement can be made to senior, but not much higher. Managers have been here for a long time, and are set in their ways.
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Enjoyed the experience
Customer Service Representative III (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNMay 28, 2018
Working for the State of MN was a dependable job. I gained the experience working in a high volume office, I enjoyed the entire job. Management was fair and professional as an employee , you immediately are informed of the protocol of procedures, It was a good 18 years.
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Good Benifits but stressful work enviroment
Human Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Brainerd, MNMay 28, 2018
The hardest thing for me to get used to was not working with the clientele but working with the long-term staff that were not compassionate towards clients
Pros
Benifits
Cons
employee attitudes, to many rumors about closing ect
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Perfect is you enjoy working with DD population
LPN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) –  Kasson, MNMay 26, 2018
Enjoyed working witj the consumers. You become an important part of their lives as the do yours. Being staff/ nurse allowed me to learn the best ways to get the necessary health care for our consumers. Has now been downsized to a 4 bedroom wavered home.
Pros
Ate with clients
Cons
Constantly cjanging CRS', no consistency on how they wanted things done
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Worked on Prepaid medical assistants program (PMAP)
State Plan Director - Rate Setting (Former Employee) –  Department of Human ServicesMay 23, 2018
Work on PMAP program daily with actuary consultants. Improved my spreatsheet skills, link spreatsheet and write macros. Work place culture not good. Getting help when it was requested. Flexibility on Friday and Saturdays.
Pros
Great opportunity as "Plan Director State Rate Setting"
Cons
Some staff member were not helpful
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Upper Management puts who they want in positions
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNMay 10, 2018
If managment didn;t get away with the things they did it would be a great place to work. They choose who they wanted in what positions and would tell them to apply to certain positions
Pros
good benefits
Cons
upper management
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Decent job
Forensic Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Saint Peter, MNMay 4, 2018
This is a good job for someone that is okay with the hours each week switching. Its not 100% ideal for a family setting when both parents have changing shifts. The management isn't always the best.
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Great place to work
General Maintenance Worker (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNApril 25, 2018
Minnesota offers 4 hours of vacation and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period. Pay periods are biweekly. Pay is decent but benefits are expensive. Maintenance technicians make about 14.50 an hour to start. They have pay differential for second shift employees.
Pros
treated like a person
Cons
no paid break so stuck there for whole 8 hours
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Good employer, bad manager
Rehabilitation Counselor, Senior (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNApril 23, 2018
As the saying goes, people don't leave jobs, they leave managers. This was the case in this position. I know many people that worked in many different locations that had great experiences. However in my location management was terrible and while I loved the job, I could not continue with the management (or lack thereof) received.
Pros
State benefits
Cons
Varies by location
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Personal Care Worker
Consumer Driven Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Saint Cloud, MNApril 18, 2018
It was a great opportunity to work with people with disabilities and help them fulfill their daily goals. Very rewarding to see them meet their personal development goals.
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A job to have income
Janitor (Former Employee) –  Lino Lakes, MNApril 13, 2018
If you are working here than you are incarcerated and this is the only option for making money in prison. If possible, stay in job for quarterly pay raises.
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Fun workplace
Skills Development Specialist (Current Employee) –  Austin, MNApril 8, 2018
Working for the State of MN, there is room for a person to grow into a higher position. I started out at a lower position and through the years I have moved into high positions.
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Minnesota IT Services was a great agency to work for
IT Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNApril 2, 2018
Working at the State of Minnesota for Minnesota IT Services was a great opportunity to start in the public sector to learn and grow. Once you pass your initial probationary period, your role will be very secure.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Probationary Period
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it was a union job not very well incentivized
Institution Community Work Crew leader (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNApril 1, 2018
There were specific paths to advancement.
not all employees were held to the same standard
teaching offenders new skills and the lesson of pride in workmanship was very rewarding
Pros
Job security
Cons
none
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