Washington Department of Health

  www.doh.wa.gov
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A detrimental management style is pervading the department, and it's spreading.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA

I have been working at Washington Department of Health

Pros

Coworkers are, for the most part, professional and nice to work with. The benefits are decent, and Olympia is a very nice city to live in.

Cons

The management philosophy seems to be undergoing a change....and not for the better. It's undermining morale and decreasing efficiency.

State resources are being wasted but when pointed out to management, if it will cause a ruckus to fix, they'll ignore it rather than deal with it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Practice what you preach.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Not the best job I've ever had

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Olympia, WA

    I worked at Washington Department of Health

    Pros

    Good benefits, co-workers tend to be nice but work stations and assignments are isolating.

    Cons

    Poor management skills, very little oversight, low morale, work is isolating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what managers are doing. In my time there I was unable to get regular meetings with my manger (2 meetings in 8 months), couldn't get feedback on performance and didn't ever get metrics to measure if I was doing my job. It's a tumble of bureaucracy with no one i charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    As large public sector organization they can do better for the state and for employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Department of Health full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great Location
    -A wonderful field to work
    -Numerous grants
    -Possibility of organizational improvement and growth

    Cons

    -Bureaucratic structure
    -Lack of vision
    -Discouraging for employees
    -Lack of procedures
    -Lack of qualified management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Reduce Bureaucratic attitude
    -Improve management style.
    -Encourage diversity

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