New York State Office of Mental Health

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Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. Program Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time

    Pros

    Able to make a difference and get things done.

    Cons

    many folks with lots of knowledge have retired

    Advice to Management

    Better succession planning


  2. Horrible management

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    Former Employee - Reources and Reimbursement Agent in Brentwood, NY
    Former Employee - Reources and Reimbursement Agent in Brentwood, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary and good benefits in the department I worked in but most of the people were miserable and scared to death of a horrible boss who terrorized office with his mood swings, screaming at and belittling long time state employees. Nobody higher up cared about how employees were being treated and let bad boss behavior continue.

    Cons

    People promoted because of who they know not what they know. No desire to make things more efficient. Everything moves at a snail's pace and everyone has a vested interest in keeping it that way.

    Advice to Management

    If you want someone to train people, teach them how to do so. Don't promote people just because their father or other relative worked for the department for many years. That is not fair to anyone.


  3. Worked for OMH for 9 years.

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    Current Employee - Primary Therapisy
    Current Employee - Primary Therapisy
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement; Multiple work sites you could transfer to if openings are available.

    Cons

    Is a NYS agency so politics is huge in decision making.


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  5. extremely educational

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the work that goes into making changes in someone's life.

    Cons

    everything is the same treatment and promotions are political and there is nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    seek out and recruit the best talent . do succession planning.


  6. Large Government Body

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are great, there are few private organizations that provide a pension. There are opportunities for people to grow.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there has been a paradigm shift from positive movement, to bean counting and finger pointing. There is a new culture of "no!"

    Advice to Management

    Value those individuals who work hard.


  7. Very bad manager

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    Current Employee - Resources and Reimbursement Trainee in Brentwood, NY
    Current Employee - Resources and Reimbursement Trainee in Brentwood, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Represent the state of New York; help people; union representation

    Cons

    Many of those who end up in management don't seem to be the most qualified. It's more of a 'who you know' kind of thing once you get past the civil service entry level.

    Advice to Management

    Train new management. Many managers are hired from within, and although they may be good at the job, that doesn't mean they are good at training or managing people.


  8. NYS OMH is a Great Place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    salary increases, good benefits, pension is OK for newbies, nothing to brag about but at least you get vested after 10 yrs. If you are a good worker and have a good reputation for producing work that helps the system and being good at what you do, you can excel in your career within the OMH system..of course, as long as you have the academic credentials as well to meet those job req's.

    Cons

    civil jobs pay less than private


  9. This is the best job that I ever had!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dix Hills, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dix Hills, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This job can be cery rewarding and the pension is a great benefit.

    Cons

    The state often pays less than private entities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Seeking Clinicians

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    Current Employee - Director of Human Resource Mngt II in Marcy, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Human Resource Mngt II in Marcy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Central New York Psychiatric Center is an accredited hospital open since 1977. Excellent benefits available. Positions for clinicians across NYS in many areas.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative comments.


  11. was very varied depending on administration

    Former Employee - Psycholodgist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Psycholodgist in New York, NY

    I worked at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits at least until the current government and economic climate gets its way. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Unbelievable paperwork and caseloads that increase with each year.



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