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I think generally satisfaction with the job varies dramatically between bureaus, so my experience may be worse than some

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Current Employee - Researcher  in  Columbus, OH
Current Employee - Researcher in Columbus, OH

I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

Pros

Salary, time off, and benefits are generally very good
Staff can be very passionate about their work
Schedules are generally flexible
Union protection (for now) is a plus

Cons

Experience the typical frustrations with bureaucracy
Nearly impossible to move up
Our bureau (my unit, particularly) was routinely over worked and understaffed
We have been under a wage freeze for almost four years
Expectations are not always clearly communicated
Some favoritism
Extremely low morale
Many staff are given more work and are more competent than many managers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not keep staff in the dark about decisions and changes
Change HR standards to allow more flexibility on behalf of the hiring manager

Doesn't Recommend

Other Reviews for Ohio Department of Health

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    Current Employee - Health Planning Administrator  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Health Planning Administrator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

    Pros

    Provides good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Very political environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide good leadership.

    Recommends
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    If you love to be micromanaged by people that don't understand your job, this is the place to be!

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    Current Employee - Immunization Program Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Immunization Program Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

    Pros

    I feel passionate about the work that I do (initiating, expanding, developing, and maintaining programs that are designed to prevent disease). Despite the bureaucracy and many hurdles that I have faced, I feel that I have accomplished a lot during my time here. Although executive staff tends to micromanage me, my direct supervisor has been supportive.

    Cons

    The current leadership does not seem to value staff education and experience. Therefore, our insights and ideas tend to be discounted. We are micromanaged to the point of having executive staff review and rewrite our memos. I manage a $100 million program and I am no longer allowed to sign even a simple memo myself without approval from executive staff - so it takes a minimum of a month to get anything sent out. It is embarassing to have to answer questions from our partners about why it takes so long to get simple tasks accomplished and I have grown weary of the hours of wasted time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider that there are many highly educated, highly experienced, and highly motivated staff members who feel passionate about their jobs. Don't discount their insights and ideas - and please stop micromanaging us.

    Doesn't Recommend
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