Maryland Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Maryland (US: (listen) MERR-ə-lənd) is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Southeastern United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Fre
Transportation Officer (Current Employee) says"Work-life balance"
Manager (Former Employee) says"Caustic work environment, Many barriers to accomplishing tasks. Weak leadership. Politically motivated. Redundant work. Little innovation. Needs infusion of strong leaders, new thinking. One of the worst places I worked. Cons: Hostile work environment"
Family Support Worker II (Former Employee) says"If you are looking for a job where you will be paid fairly, can transfer to other jobs and move up quickly, dont work for the state of Maryland. There is no chance of advancement, no chance of leaving and working elsewhere because they literally freeze you into place; they don’t have enough people to let you go. They do not pay well and the union DOESN'T fight hard or well enough to change the situation! Stay away!"
Custodian/Floor Technician (Former Employee) says"The Department of Corrections is a corrupt company they turns there heads on everything. They Assault Inmates, Harass woman that works there, and steals money from the Government and its employees. The Living Conditions at all of Maryland Prisons is horrible and no money is being invested into the system. I wouldn't dare advise anyone to ever work there."
Secretary/Bookkeeper (Current Employee) says"I would never recommend anyone working there. It is very limiting and no growth. It is a very negative work environment. I would never want any family member or friend to work there ever."
Direct Care Assistant I (Current Employee) says"The state refuses to pay staff equivalent to the amount of danger the employees put themselves in. The governor regulates state employees salaries and hasn’t adjusted pay to match that of the inflation to cost of living. The management at the Potomac Center is poor at best and there is massive favoritism toward preferred employees, such as title promotions. Cons: Stress, Low Compensation, Management, Favoritism"
School Counselor (Former Employee) says"This is the worse place to be a school counselor. The turnover is VERY high! All you do is paperwork! You can never really see a youth unless there is enough staffing which makes your job more difficult when there are deadlines. There are a lot of barriers and no training!!!!!!! Being a school counselor in the juvenile detention center is very difficult and can be potentially dangerous . You are often blamed for things you were never trained/notified about . Don’t let the 3,000 bonus make you apply. That should have been my first RED FLAG! The environment is very stressful and unprofessional! Management talks down to you and you are often treated as if you are locked up. Upon arrival every morning you have to turn in your keys and you cannot take your phone into the building as well. Only a 30min lunch and the school does not close when it snows you are required to go to work/use leave. I believe the school district is a better place for school counseling! I have seen MORE, but the space provided is not enough for me to continue writing . You can apply if you would like, but you will regret it!!!!!!! Cons: Management, lack of training, barriers, leave, and unrealistic expectations!"
Social Worker Associate (Former Employee) says"I began working for the State of Maryland in 1968 - I started as a clerk, Secretary and social Worker Associate. There has always been room for advancement - whereby you could take different test and move on to another job. I enjoyed each department that I work in and I was able to learn new and different things about the agency."
Correction/Transport Officer (Former Employee) says"Ensure the safety and security of staff, inmates, visitors, etc. Cons: n/a"
Food service Worker (Former Employee) says"no matter what time u leave for woork it could be hard to get to work due to traffic and getting pass security which can make u at least 30 mins late due to old machines that are always down and lack of people there that we need to make food for over 600 people was nerve wrecking"
Janitor/Car Wash (Former Employee) says"I think this is the worst paying system for the work that's being done you work 6 hrs a day and its just a stressful enviorment . some days it was ok but most was stressful"
Dietary (Former Employee) says"To be an active employee who contributes to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the company, and to interact, on a professional level with other employees. To give excellent performance, and to translate my experience, knowledge, skills and abilities into value for the organization."
Financial Examiner (Former Employee) says"The management has no clue on how to manage a department. The management has poor communication skills and tries to micro manage. The compensation is no where near close the work that is done and the benefits are average."
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) says"This job requires you to be a self starter/self-motivator. Management does not recognize your efforts causing clients to take a backseat. However, if you are strong and survive, you can assist clients w/ much needed help. Cons: The job culture is very weak and not very positivel."
Child Support Specialist II (Current Employee) says"Answering telephone inquiries, case management system reviewing cases for payment, medical insurance, escrow and futures. What I learned to be more aggressive and challange one self to strive for more"
Eastern Shore, MD (Former Employee) says"Hard work and smoothing the surface"
Finacial Investment Specialist (Current Employee) says"Run away from this job as fast as you can . The pay is horrible. Favoritism at its best. No professionalism. Policies and procedures are disregarded."
Director (Former Employee) says"Working for this agency was not a positive experience. My take-aways were as follows:"
Family Investment Specialist II (Current Employee) says"The work is important however lack of sufficient employees ,equipment that is outdated , and grossly underpaid not to mention forced overtime. The current governor has no regard for the people doing the work so little that he was taken to court for not negotiating fair wages & he lost."
Nurse Technician (Current Employee) says"Overtime is guaranteed by choice or forced. If you decide not to work when forced because your tired or have kids or sick whatever you may be going through or have going on in you life the state does not care. They will write you up and threaten to suspend you or worst even fire you because you have bigger priorities they feel as though they own you. They do not pay well they strinh ypu along with lies. There is no room for growth and you must be apart of the in crowd in order for them to respect you. I would never recommend a state job to anyone especially not spring grove hospital center they are have horrible management not to mention the ceo and cco are doing under handef things. Like installing cameras and not making staff aware or notifying the patients or their parents or guardian."