Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families

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Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    DHHS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people were nice that work there. Everyone was very helpful.

    Cons

    There is little possibility for advancement.


  2. social science policy analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You can learn a great deal about the inner workings of a federal agency that runs important programs for low-income families. Flexible schedule and good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Some folks with terrible work ethic. Bosses that are afraid to rock the political boat. Bureaucratic systems. Only sycophants get promoted and the politicals bring in friends and give them high level federal jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Political level -- look for the good civil servants and give them opportunities to do something new and innovative. They understand the bureaucracy and can help you maneuver it. SES - learn how to manage up.


  3. HHS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nearly at the bottom of the barrel as far as federal agencies are concerned. Management is a sad joke at best.

    Cons

    Management is horrid in regards to anything besides their own self advancement - it is a wonder that such an inept group got to positions of power within the federal government.

    Advice to Management

    Management should retire or be required to do menial labour for minimum wage and have their pension slashed by at least 50%.


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  5. DHHS

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    Former Employee - CNA/HHA in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - CNA/HHA in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It is good to help people

    Cons

    contracts end much too soon

    Advice to Management

    I don't know


  6. Helpful (2)

    it was a wonderful working with Administration for children service the staff was great

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Administration for children and family service is a great company to work for

    Cons

    You can move up in the company very fast if you can take the challenge that come with the job

    Advice to Management

    the personal growth in the company is very width you can move up very fast if you can take the challenge that come with the position


  7. Helpful (3)

    Archaic Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive colleagues were one of the "pros" of this workplace; salary was acceptable

    Cons

    Very little work to do; upper management operates with an archaic management mindset

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to staff


  8. Helpful (4)

    No increase in pay for YEARS; Low pay to begin with; NO work-Life balance; High turnover rate

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    Current Employee - Child Protective Investigator in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Child Protective Investigator in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Few opportunities for promotion; Low pay with far too many cases as a result of high turnover rate. High turnover rate is due in large part to the lack of pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Child protective investigators need more pay and more opportunities for advancement within the agency. There needs to be incremental pay raises for years of service, along with cost of living increases. Top management earns far too much, there is a too high degree of disparity between the workers in the field and upper management. Those of us who love the job are tempted to leave because of the very low pay and the fact that high turnover rate causes those of us who do stay on the job to be loaded down with cases. Hiring more people does not solve the root of the problem. Management needs to look at keeping good employees, and one way to do this is by implementing regular pay increases for years of service.


  9. Nothing to do!

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Dept of HHS Administration for Children and Families

    Pros

    I worked as a summer intern in 2008 and the pay was definitely the best part of the job. With almost no work experience, I started off at $12/hr.

    Cons

    There was almost always nothing to do. Most of my time was spent trying to look busy and when I was actually given work, it was just busy work.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure there is always something for the interns to do.



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