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Georgia Department of Public Health Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Georgia Department of Public Health

    Pros

    Great experience, continuous training, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays

    Cons

    low pay and no raises

    Recommends
  2.  

    Epidemiologist

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health

    Pros

    Flexible time schedule
    Very dynamic team to work with
    Got to work on multiple tasks so get tons of epidemiologist experience
    Management is very supportive of employees publishing

    Cons

    Salary is not the best compared to the scale of other epidemiologists in other states with same level of education and work experience

  3.  

    Data Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health

    Pros

    Flexibility with having kids, no micro managers, laid back environment.

    Cons

    Poor management skills, poor team communication, unethical, HR is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    supervisors should take courses and team building exercises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I love my clients and hate the pay!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding to help the community

    Cons

    No pay raise in 8 years for any employees in the department but increases in insurance costs and cost of living continue each year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Located downtown next to MARTA, competitive salary

    Cons

    Awful benefits, significant personnel turnover, lack of leadership, constant personnel reorganization, inconsistent work resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is unaware of what Public Health is, what employees do and what is required to accomplish goals and deliverables, and it is an unstable working environment. There is little incentive for quality employees to stay here long-term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Poor Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to positively impact and improve the health and wellbeing of GA residents.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of transparency, low salaries with no pay increases for last 7 years. Limited opportunity for internal advancement. No professional development opportunities, unless you are in management or leadership...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees. Allow alternate work schedules including telework.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was not a "good fit" after 11 months of frustration.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Department of Public Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Central location in downtown, with easy access to public transit. Flexible work scheduling is available. Good benefits package, although the health care plan premiums are high for the average salaries. I learned that workplaces with high turnover rates are not good places to work in.

    Cons

    The office culture is antagonistic. Thanks to a re-organization (purge & rehire) a couple of years ago, everyone is either a new recruit or a burned-out veteran. Within my short tenure of 11 months, there were 4 resignations (from a staff of 9 employees) in my section of the department. Upper management seems to be indifferent to the low morale of its lower level subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please address the reasons for your high turnover rate. Please stop hiring people without full disclosure on the status of the workload left behind by the previous employee that held the position. No one likes to be misled about expectations and then penalized when those expectations are not met.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible Terrible terrible awful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health

    Pros

    The only Pro is being on payroll and knowing your salary

    Cons

    Everything is wrong with this place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some one in management with a MBA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting and challenging environment with professionals of diverse background

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Technologist in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Technologist in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Open and transparent leadership, flexible but workable work schedule

    Cons

    Doing same routine over and over again

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good until the re-organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are coming from the outside such as private sector you will get paid a whole lot more than an employee who is already in the organization doing the job will only get a 10% percent raise.

    Cons

    Management will write you up for every little thing, hold you to your evaluation literally! Management does not allow employees to make sound decisions especially if the employee has been there for year, have knowledge and understanding of job situations that arise. If you increase your education such as a Masters degree, you do not get any kind of increase. Management does not appreciate your hard work such as staying late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to include employees on things discussed in management meetings so everyone can be on the same page as far as the mission, value and goals of the organization. Management needs to treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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