New York State Office of Mental Health

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Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Good organization, frustrating to work as a contractor

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Good, important mission with a whole lot of facets
    - Get to work anywhere in the state
    - People really need the services

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy to the max.
    - How many sheets of paperwork do we have to fill out to get paid for a day's work?
    - "Stipend" rates exploit workers and might be illegally low if classed as wages.
    - Seems like policy has attention deficit disorder sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    - You ask people to work for you because they're talented, smart, and capable, but then you treat them like fools and dictate terms in a disrespectful way. It has a cost, and it'd be worth reconsidering how you interact with contractors.

  2. Worked for OMH for 9 years.

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    Current Employee - Primary Therapisy
    Current Employee - Primary Therapisy

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    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.

  3. extremely educational

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

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  5. Large Government Body

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    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.

  6. Very bad manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resources and Reimbursement Trainee in Brentwood, NY
    Current Employee - Resources and Reimbursement Trainee in Brentwood, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  7. NYS OMH is a Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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

  8. NYS Civil Service OMH

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Social Worker in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Social Worker in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Job security and potential to receive regular salary increases.

    Cons

    Career advancement can be political.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualfied interns would have demonstrated quality job performance during time given without salary. Also provide stipends throughout the students field placements for travel expenses.

  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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The state often pays less than private entities.

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    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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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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