New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

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New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
52 Reviews
3.3
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New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Commissioner Thomas Farley
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Review Highlights

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

  • Most people here are committed to making a difference (in 2 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    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 for less than a 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
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  5. 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 for 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
  6.  

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

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    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    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 for less than a 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.

  8.  

    Excellent place for public health work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are very well educated, experts in their fields. Excellent resources and resources at disposal. Ahead of other metropolitan areas in using big data and technology for bettering public health

    Cons

    None of the interns I know of were offered a position after graduation

  9.  

    Pleasant work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Professional and friendly work environment

    Cons

    Most people there don't take their job seriously

  10.  

    A lot of politics and bureacracy

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    Current Employee - Executive
    Current Employee - Executive

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Allows alot of independing and forward thinking

    Cons

    Lots of turf wars and 'who own's or leads' initiatives. This is why government takes so long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your staff, especially those that are deliver projects in time and get things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Use to be great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting content, clear usefulness. Nice building. Easily accessible workplace.

    Cons

    Weird hierarchical structure led by people who don't have any vision and aren't that impressive but have high level credentials. People can be smug, or act like they are righteous do gooders but are petty and selfish just like in any other job. Terrible neighborhood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-organize

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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