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Department of Health- The highlight of my career

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Principal Planner  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
Former Employee - Principal Planner in Saint Paul, MN (US)

I worked at State of Minnesota full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Each section is unique- its own company, culture and mission. This allows for more "personable-ness" and productivity than the common stereotype for a bureaucracy.

Opportunities to participate on highly recognized projects and programs and to establish precedent on pressing health concerns- both locally and nationally.

Great benefits: healthcare, pension, life insurance, deferred compensation, etc.

Cons

Hiring process can be very difficult to crack unless you are an effective networker with existing employees.

Upward mobility is almost non-existent for professionals with advanced degrees.

Salaries are 30-50% less than your corporate equivalent

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Motivate with the mission of being a public servant and -Incorporate a way to allow employees to operate at their full potential- whatever that may be.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice benefits, low pay, bad morale. Terrible union/management relationship

    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, some really bright people with a high degree of dedication. Rewarding work, opportunity to help people every day.

    Cons

    Terrible management/union dichotomy means as a manager, you can't do something nice for an employee or you could get grieved. Union mentality is that everyone is equal, separated only by seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read a modern management book

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Very positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor  in  Sandstone, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Sandstone, MN (US)

    I have been working at State of Minnesota full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very rewarding work and many challenges to address in a dynamic environment

    Cons

    Like in any government agency, swings in the political environment can be challenging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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