NY Health Department
3.5 of 5 12 reviews
www.nyhealth.gov Albany, NY 5000+ Employees

NY Health Department Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
NY Health Department – Albany – “front door od DOH ,NY”

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3.5 12 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

NY Health Department Commissioner Nirav R. Shah

Nirav R. Shah

(3 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Albany, NY

    ProsCollaborations, great science, flexible schedules

    ConsLocation is somewhat isolated..nothing other than that

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Albany, NY

    ProsHigh Pay, Friendly,Experienced People, Laidback

    ConsWorked in wrong division , so did not have that great of an experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    stable but not challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proswork ends at 5, good work life balance

    Consno opportunities for advancement or promotion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good organization with good people.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Albany, NY

    ProsLots of offices, lots of experienced people. Flexibility to move between bureaus/departments if desired. Involved in a lot of current research, and staff has a lot of opportunities to attend training and participate in other types of professional development.

    ConsParking is awful at their Albany, NY location and the waiting list for parking is very long. The building is secured so it can take longer to get up to your office after fire drills or a lunch time. Approval for projects has to go through so many levels because it is a government agency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disgruntled, Lazy, Opportunistic Employees Amongst Younger, Motivated and Educated Workers Wanting/Able to Do More

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Albany, NY

    ProsBenefits, Time Off, Salaries Better than Private Sector in Area

    Diversity of Opportunities in Agency in Many Areas

    ConsAngry People, Poor Management, Too Many Workers w/Too Much Time on Their Hands, Wasted Resources, Lack of Respect, Poor Morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlim Down, Stop "Empire Building"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Served its' purpose as a 'job' early in my career, but not managed as it should be... typical government job.

    Public Health Representative (Former Employee)
    Syracuse, NY

    ProsYou don't have to go above and beyond because nobody else does

    ConsSince not a profit making venture or at all capitalist, people who should be fired are put up with, moved around etc. Also, fiscal environment is VERY bad- people who retire or leave are not replaced.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize talent and get rid of employees who are dead weight, not reliable etc.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great experience, lack of oppotunity

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Albany, NY

    Prosstable, good money making, green card

    Conslack of oppotunity and competency

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate more competency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SAS programmer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Menands, NY

    Prosgood working environment, very nice coworkers, good place to accumulate experience and improve skills, access to statewide data and latest technologies, good work-life balance

    Conswork atmosphere is not exciting enough, many people around spent too much time talking about retirement benefits, not good enough for long term career growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who care more about work than retirement, which could be hard though for management, considering that improved performance and work pressure are not good for health.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    "Trap for Young Professionals"

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Albany, NY

    Pros-Great practical experience in health policy.
    -Supportive managment.
    - Numerous opportunities to explore other subject matter.
    -Great Resume Builder
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    Cons-No parking
    -Depressing work environment
    - Easy to get trapped with lure of good benefits and stablity

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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    Good place to work for Employee Benefits

    Staff Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood benefits from day one. There is good flexibility with time/hours - and great system for building sick, vacation and comp time. Great training. Focused on equal employment opportunity.

    ConsInstability when it comes to raises. There is very high bureaucracy and lots of politics. Seniors do not necessarily recognize staff competencies. There a lot of unpleasant people - quite diversed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize employee skills and efforts, and give fair rewards/recognition.

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