Washington Department of Health

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Department of Health

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Current Employee - Environmental Health  in  Tumwater, WA
Current Employee - Environmental Health in Tumwater, WA

I have been working at Washington Department of Health full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good benefits, treated with respect.

Cons

Flat at the top of pay scale. Public sector jobs are not prospering.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage innovation.

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Neutral Outlook

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    WA State Department of Health

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    Former Employee - Health Services Consultant  in  Tumwater, WA
    Former Employee - Health Services Consultant in Tumwater, WA

    I worked at Washington Department of Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a positive difference and improve health of people throughout the State.
    Many excellent, diverse programs.

    Cons

    If there are layoffs due to lack of funding, seniority counts more than education or experience. A person with no experience in a particular field can usually bump somone with more specific experience but less seniority. Union membership is required for non-management positions, yet the union seems to make little difference. Very little upward mobility. Vacancies usually only occur if there is new grant funding, or if someone retires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency

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    Positive Outlook
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    Health Services Consultant

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    Former Employee - Health Services Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Health Services Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Washington Department of Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall employees believe in mission and values of agency
    Agency completely revamped website making user friendly
    Manager supported healthy goals and lifestyle
    Manager kept employees in the loop re: department and agency level information
    New leadership will occur this year.

    Cons

    Morale dropped significantly during the recession, especially because employees felt their requested suggestions were ignored and dismissed.
    From the top down, favoritism towards departments or managers was blatantly practiced.
    People that screamed the loudest are often rewarded more than those that work the hardest.

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    Top-down management will continue to bring about high turnover rates.
    Employees just wanted to be treated fairly and have their voices heard.

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    Positive Outlook
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