State of Montana Employee Reviews

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Run away
Child Protection Specialist (Current Employee) –  Missoula, MTJuly 11, 2018
Absolute lack of ethics, support, or regard for the safety of workers. When I first joined the role was great but with changes in supervision and policy it’s deteriorated.

Management are openly hostile, manipulative, and unwilling to provide employees with vital support and information.
Pros
Good pay for Montana
Cons
Lack of ethics, hostile environment, lack of support, management will throw employees under the bus
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Sucked
Tire and mechanic (Former Employee) –  Deer Lodge, MTJune 30, 2018
It suckef being an inmate in that prison, the gaurds sucked the food sucked no money hardly long work hour the other inmates just kept messing everything up.
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overall good
Sergeant / Officer (Former Employee) –  Deer Lodge, MTJune 28, 2018
competent security practices were learned, firearms training completed, clothed and unclothed body searches, searches of inmate property, searches of visitors entering the facility
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Enjoyed my work for the State of Montana
Water Rights Analyst-DENR Division (Former Employee) –  Havre, MTJune 26, 2018
This job was a great learning experience. I was new to this area and working for the DENR provided me insight to the lifestyle and personalities of the people I worked with and for.
Pros
Good working staff
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Good work enviroment, low pay
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Saint Mary, MTJune 19, 2018
Job is fast paced in winter months, slow in spring time and summer, keep talking about privatising the department of transportation, pay could be better
Pros
good benefits and home time
Cons
low pay, no job security
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Data Entry Clerk II (Current Employee) –  Helena, MTMay 14, 2018
I loved the culture and the employees. I wish I could have obtained a full time position there. I enjoyed my full time temp position at the Department of Revenue.
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Good working environment
Supervisor, Health and Human Services Division (Former Employee) –  Helena, MTMay 10, 2018
Good work experience, learned about the state functions of management of appropriated money and how they funds were spent. Able to work on own without direct supervision
Pros
Tie Off
Cons
None
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a good learning experience
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) (Former Employee) –  Deer Lodge, MTMay 1, 2018
for those looking for something different, look here; so many different possibilities and opportunities; the states has nurses for many different positions from mental health, to insurance claims to psychiatric; just take your pick
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A culture of burn out
Manager (Current Employee) –  Helena, MTApril 28, 2018
The state of montana is overall a great place to work if you live in the state, yet the department I work in (OPA) is not and burn out is common. People bail like drowning rats!
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Had to work there
Various roles (Former Employee) –  Deer Lodge, MTApril 23, 2018
I was a group 1 firefighter for the crew I was on and went back to check for hotspots. On the farm I milked cows and did processing for cheese. I was a janitor at the courthouse.
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Love helping people
WoRC Program (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, MTApril 11, 2018
Lots of work for little pay. It was a contract and even though I built the contract up from a small budget to over 1 million this made it competitive for people to try to take the contract.
Pros
Great job
Cons
Stressful
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Hard work
Child Protection Specialist (Current Employee) –  Kalispell, MTApril 3, 2018
Very busy work with a lot of emotional situations. Working with families to reunite them, by helping them get healthy and safe for the kids. Sometimes very hard to do and end up terminating parental rights.
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Would not recommend
Trainee Montana State Fund (Former Employee) –  Helena, MTMarch 31, 2018
Unfortunately management has promoted people to middle management that are not qualified and when employees voice concern and frustration nothing is done. Most coworkers are extremely helpful however other departments don’t have to provide the same level of service and some examiners get away with doing nothing and never answering their customers calls and nothing is done to correct this.

Very stressful, demanding position and with the wrong manager, which unfortunately there are too many of, you spend too much time educating an under qualified manager that is set in their (wrong) ways

Union is in regular contact due to multiple ongoing issues that management fails to address / wrongful terminations

High turnover rate and low sense of job security
Pros
Union
Cons
See below
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You can make your work count
Psychiatric Technician (Former Employee) –  Warm Springs, MTMarch 30, 2018
Taking care of the patients and seeing them get well is a very rewarding experience for someone that truly cares. Don't work there if the you don't care about the patients. The patients will pick up on this and can make your work experience a nightmare.
Pros
good benefits. Good training
Cons
short staffed all the time. Admin does not care about their workers.
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Working for the State of Montana
External Auditor (Former Employee) –  Department of TranportationMarch 27, 2018
I had the pleasure of working for four state agencies. Each position was challenging and rewarding. Training was constantly available as needed and management was supportive of advancement. It is a stressful, fast-paced, politically charged atmosphere. The benefits were excellent.
Pros
benefits and flexible scheduling
Cons
politically charged atmosphere
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State of Montana is a good place to work
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (Former Employee) –  MontanaMarch 13, 2018
Job security, flexible schedules, good work environment. Good pay and good to help people. Get to meet different people. Keeping current with software standards
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Great coworkers
Claims Examiner (Current Employee) –  HelenaMarch 12, 2018
Great group of employee. Lots of support available to do your job. Coworkers are always willing to help and support you whenever possible. Multidiscipline resources available.
Pros
Coworkers
Cons
Stressfull position at time
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Great place to woork
Facilities Maintenance Director (Current Employee) –  Warm Springs, MTMarch 9, 2018
Awesome place to provide a good service and a safe environment for the patients and people that live and work there. Great atmosphere and sense of accomplishment.
Pros
free lunches
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Advancement Available if you work hard
Civil Engineering Technician 2 (Current Employee) –  Glendive, MTMarch 7, 2018
Harder for the older worker to fit in with younger crews. Pay started low but able to advance quickly. Lots of overtime available. Management not easy to work with. Lots of "good ol boys".
Pros
Paid holidays
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Elected position
House Representative (Current Employee) –  Billings, MT/Helena, MTFebruary 21, 2018
Very rewarding to be involved in creating law that can affect the people of the State of Montana. I was appointed to the Appropriations Committee and was involved in budgeting and the overview of state agencies.
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