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State of Montana Reviews

Updated 14 July 2018
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State of Montana Governer Steve Bullock
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, good work/life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and good perks of vacation and holiday/sick leave" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, but Montana is nearly lowest in pay in the nation across the board" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Little opportunity for advancement" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Case Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Montana full-time

    Pros

    Monday through Friday. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Case loads are extremely high

    Advice to Management

    Back up your employees . They are the spokes in the wheel. Keep the lines of communication open.


  2. "KAM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at State of Montana full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. They are flexible with and understand things happen outside of work.

    Cons

    Would like management to have a more clear explanation on projects or tasks given

  3. "Working for State of Montana"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Montana full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for the State of Montana has been an amazing journey. The position I was hired to do was amazing at first, granting me the opportunity to help a great deal of State of Montana citizens. My job focus has shifted in the recent past, but it is still a very rewarding place to work. Benefits are great, annual leave is great, and coworkers have been largely very positive.

    Cons

    It is an always-changing environment, so if you dont like change, I would urge against it.


  4. "Workforce Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Montana full-time

    Pros

    Very rewarding working with job seekers to help them obtain new jobs, help with resumes and interview skills. Working with employers to help with hiring issues and obtaining the most qualified employees. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be a lot of respect for what we do, salary wise. This is a union position and the union is pretty much worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at competitive salaries to see that this position is underpaid. Relatively inexperienced new hires are paid the same as someone with years of experience. Pay, vis-a-vis, other Dept. of Labor divisions doesn't even compare. New college grads in other divisions can start out 50% higher than this position, which also requires a college degree.


  5. "Great Benefits. Flexible Schedule"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Montana part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and trust from management has made my position enjoyable. A fast paced atmosphere and a large variety of projects keep my job interesting.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement. When I joined the State, I was under the impression that advancement was very possible.


  6. "child protection specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Child Protection Specialist in Great Falls, MT (US)
    Former Employee - Child Protection Specialist in Great Falls, MT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Montana full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, from the top to every level. supportive environment and many opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    high turnover and low pay

    Advice to Management

    need to pay social workers competitive wage to keep the talent from leaving.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Montana DPHHS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of Montana full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Very good benefits

    Cons

    Not alot of opportunity for advancement.

  8. "DOJ"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helena, MT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helena, MT (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Montana full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, smart people, pleasant work space.

    Cons

    Budget cuts and RIFs possible based on state budget cuts

    Advice to Management

    Communicate early and often with your employees


  9. "State of Montana"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - License/Permit Tech in Helena, MT (US)
    Current Employee - License/Permit Tech in Helena, MT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Montana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hours, coworkers, pay and benefits!

    Cons

    Politics can get in the way of doing your job well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. "Unprofessional and Rude Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Helena, MT (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Helena, MT (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Montana full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people that do the day to day work are wonderful!

    Cons

    The management is completely rude , does not give one whit about the employees even yell in people's faces.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat people with respect.


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