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State of Montana Reviews

Updated 21 December 2017
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State of Montana Governer Steve Bullock
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  • 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. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "child protection specialist"

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    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.


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  5. 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.


  6. "DOJ"

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    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


  7. "State of Montana"

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    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


  8. "Unprofessional and Rude Management"

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    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.


  9. "Good Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Helena, MT (US)
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Helena, MT (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Montana full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good PTO/Sick Leave. Decent health benefits (the benefits have decreased greatly over the last 15 years). Wonderful work/life balance.

    Cons

    Nepotism in government form. Too many staff have been there for too long.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring/recruiting talented, experienced and educated individuals for high level positions, not just those that have worked for the state for the last 20 years. Talented workforce are left to pursue advancement with other organizations or even out of state because the system is overran with internal promotions that often lead to poor outcomes for the tax payors.


  10. "if you are looking for a supportive, family oriented workplace-this is not it"

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    Current Employee - CSC Office of Public Assitance in Bozeman, MT (US)
    Current Employee - CSC Office of Public Assitance in Bozeman, MT (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of Montana full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work for the state of montana

    Cons

    the supervising staff is not supportive, they do not ever reward your positive accomplishments only when they assume you have done something wrong. So many people get so excited about this job, because the job itself and the clients are great, but the supervising staff is terrible. Many of the existing staff are very eager to get out, the turn over rate is extremely high.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Public Assistance Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Services Eligibility Coordinator in Billings, MT (US)
    Current Employee - Social Services Eligibility Coordinator in Billings, MT (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Montana full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, direct supervisors were knowledgeable and supportive.

    Cons

    Stressful working conditions. Upper management do not take front line staff advice or input.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your front-line workers, treat them with respect. And hire more workers to process benefits rather than middle and upper management.


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