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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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archaic work culture
Legislative Staff (Former Employee) –  MinnesotaMarch 29, 2018
Uncommunicative and highly disrespectful leadership. Absent human resources manager. Minimal training and support. No advancement opportunities. Entry level pay regardless of experience. Back-stabbing culture.
Pros
Interesting work. Good benefits
Cons
Salary-not a living wage
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Roller coaster of changes
Work Therapy Technician (Current Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNMarch 26, 2018
Pros: Great opportunity for someone new to the field or wants to learn more to get a better understanding of the field.
Cons: There are plenty of changes to the human service field and you get used to it. The problem is the lack of preparation from management when it comes to those changes.
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security counselor
Security Counselor (Former Employee) –  Saint Peter, MNMarch 21, 2018
Attend mental Health groups with clients are in a secure facility as part of the DHS/Corrections Program placed there by the courts. Attending Medical appointments with clients in the community, ensuring the security of Client units are free from sharps and tools used for self-harm.
Pros
working with clients suffering from mental illness and to see the progress
Cons
Potentially a dangerous environment with clients that are having severe symptoms of mental illness.
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Very stressful work environment.
HCT (Former Employee) –  MinneapolisMarch 11, 2018
I quit my job even before my probation was up. Some of the LPN's that I worked with were lazy and liked to talk down to the CNA's. Most of the CNA's that I worked with were afraid to speak up for fear of loosing their jobs. It's definitely not a professional working environment. There's a lot of favoritism exhibited there. I felt like I had been put in a dark hole...as a CNA you are kept in the dark and never learn anything. Some people are OK with that if the money's good...not me! I couldn't wait to get out of there!
Pros
Wages, Overtime
Cons
Everything else
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Love the Clients
Human Services Technician (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNFebruary 27, 2018
I have learned so much from this position, the clients are not the issue, but management is what I personally am leaving, I put my job 1st, my mistake.
Pros
satisfaction of enriching lives
Cons
supervisor
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Long hours
Minnesota Health Insurance Representative II (Former Employee) –  Brainerd, MNFebruary 23, 2018
Working the job that I worked was very long hours with tough work assignments, Not knowing from day to day what the job was going to be. Very tough job to have with family.
Cons
Long hours, Not family friendly
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Always learning something knew in the industry
Tort Specialist (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNFebruary 19, 2018
Identify, investigate and prepare legal documentation to support recovery of third party funds. Review and evaluate merit of potential recovery utilizing MMIS and MAXIS systems. Apply state/federal regulations; case law and Department policies relating to intervention to establish a claim for recovery. Preparation of legal documents and supportive exhibits. Trace, receive, document, process, and deposit payments from awards and settlements. Investigate, monitor and resolve complex third party liability cases. Effectively respond and explain Tort liability policies to recipients, attorneys, unit manager and staff attorney. Intimate and detailed knowledge of workers’ compensation processes based on personal and professional experience.
Pros
Consistanly busy
Cons
Not always given enough time to complete projects
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Fun work place room to grow
Tier II Engineer (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNFebruary 19, 2018
Lot of room to grow within this company. Has many up to date technologies and there is potential for growth. You can learn on your own pace daily. Great team and management.
Pros
room for growth
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No room for advancement
Behavior Modification Specialist (Current Employee) –  MinnesotaFebruary 14, 2018
The supervisor where I work uses retaliation if she doesn’t like you or you speak up for what is right! Then union has not been much help! You try to advance and are told you don’t t meet the qualifications but your resume shows you do...you have have no life and supervisors don’t care if you are forced to work a 30+hour shift awake! Then you have a supervisor who constantly changes your time card! This place is a joke and there is a reason the State is unable to hire or retain quality employees
Pros
Awesome client
Cons
Way to many to list
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Typical day
Workforce Development Representative (Current Employee) –  Willmar, MNFebruary 13, 2018
In my working environment, there is a lack of esprit de corps and morale amongst the staff. Prior to working here, I had a positive perspective towards working for the State of Minnesota. Although those perspectives remain high, I would suggest job candidates put a lot of consideration prior to working for DHS or DEED. There is lack of job security.
Pros
Employment in rural Minnesota
Cons
No job security due to most state positions being federally funded, Not flexible, hours are not relevant with work life balance.
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productive place with advancement
State Program Admin (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNFebruary 6, 2018
If you are new to the workplace or experienced this is a great place to work. Just make sure you have good attendance since this is a must there. Alot of people are over worked. This can cost you your job if you do not pay attention to this.
Pros
lots of trainings, holiday pay, discounts
Cons
short breaks, under staffed
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everyone wants hours but noone wants to work them!
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) –  MNJanuary 22, 2018
workers are lazy,
management is never around and when they are, they don't help. The staff is only there for themselves and never want to repay any favors done for them.
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Challenging and very productive department
Budget and Accounting Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul MNJanuary 21, 2018
Very structured State Government Department Where management and employees strive to fulfill the mandates of the federal government and state government to provide the appropriate and necessary services to the citizens of State of Minnesota by following the rules and regulations, statutes, procedures and policies. It is always challenging but the outcomes are superior.
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Very busy all the time
SENIOR COURT CLERK (Current Employee) –  St. Paul, MN/ Stillwater MNJanuary 15, 2018
Working the front counter taking in payment and scheduling customers for future court dates.

Take in cases from judges and lawyers and completing the necessary documents for them.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No advancement opprotunitues
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Bad management. Environment is stressful. Job itself is okay
Behavior analyst (Former Employee) –  MinnesotaJanuary 3, 2018
Great benefits. Job itself was okay. Not family friendly work schedule.Dont tell you about the mandatory hours you will have to work. Management sucks
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Management
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Fun people, stressful atmosphere
HEALTH INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNDecember 27, 2017
High expectations of accuracy with narrow avenues to ensure accuracy is maintained. Fun people, management and leads extremely supportive within avenues allowed. Learned a great deal of how health insurance, the IRS and politics work together make things happen for those who seek help.
Pros
Location, People, Pay, Knowledge, Help the people meet a need
Cons
Stressful atmosphere
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