New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

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New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
56 Reviews
3.4
56 Reviews
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New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Commissioner Thomas Farley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You feel like you are making a difference, work can be challenging but not overwhelming, very good benefits, very good work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Get involved with cutting edge public health programming (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • often shifting of upper management, no impossible to network (in 2 reviews)

  • hard work never recognized, no promotions/raises (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional place to work with room for growth

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    Former Employee - Social Work Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Social Work Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

    Pros

    Worked with very talented professionals and global leaders in health. Room for growth.

    Cons

    I think the work culture differs for each bureau so you would want to research that. Also, lots of bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

    Pros

    #1 health department in the country, innovative, creative

    Cons

    it is a complex organization and very large, so naturally that comes with some challenges in communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep that family feel

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Special Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Work-life balance is great and lots of opportunities to develop skills.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are hard to come by, easier to move on to another Agency than move up from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    pretty good

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    Former Employee - College Aide in New York, NY
    Former Employee - College Aide in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Environment is serious but not too stressful. Government workplace rules are set which people follow so I felt safe. Compensation is fair for job skills.

    Cons

    Promotions depend on when there are openings, so not very mobile in terms of working your way up unless you've been there a long time. Also a lot of bureaucracy. There hasn't been a raise in 4 years, something should be done about that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for a paid internship, but be prepared for a lot of red tape bureaucracy.

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    Former Employee - College Aide in New York, NY
    Former Employee - College Aide in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Colleagues are great and there are wonderful opportunities for networking and learning from higher management.

    Cons

    Funding can be difficult to come by, especially in a non-priority program. Moral is not great among lower-level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience but difficult to work there

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    Former Employee - Health Research Training Program in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Health Research Training Program in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great connections and good people doing good work.

    Cons

    Really depends on the project you're working on. LOTS of bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Training NYC school nurses for School Health IT Department

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant/Trainer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Consultant/Trainer in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I liked working out in the schools, and being given all the guidance and information I needed, while having independence and trust to do my best.

    Cons

    There was a lot of travel to the schools, and compensation was made for travel between the first visit and the last of the day. I made that work by reading on the subway and bus on the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager was ideal, in being calm and professional and both giving advice, but also asking and using information and help from me in the field.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No respect for creativeness of staff

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    Current Employee - Clerical Associate L3 in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clerical Associate L3 in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like working in my unit

    Cons

    too many people in your office walks in and don't say good morning. Do not initiate feedback from endusers of new softwares to ask what is needed to make the workflow faster, easier and of good quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff the way you would like to be treated. No one working here are children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great leadership and training from the staff at the bureau of communicable disease

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Research Training Program in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Health Research Training Program in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are always opportunities to learn! The workplace is very positive and very team-oriented. Work pace is relaxed yet stimulating. Colleagues are all educated and smart.

    Cons

    As an intern, the position is limited and there is not always an opening to transition into a full-time position. I can also see it being difficult to advance without a PhD or MD. There is a clock-in and clock-out system which does not allow for a great deal of flexibility and can get bothersome/restricting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better opportunities for growth for entry-level staff so that they can feel more committed to their work and responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Review of Internship at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Quiet area, private space to work, kind and respectful people.

    Cons

    Not an artistic place, but I was doing an artistic internship there.

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