Ohio Department of Health

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Ohio Department of Health Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ohio Department of Health full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, tuition re-reimbursement availability

    Cons

    No work from home opportunity

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

    Pros

    Good Benefits, the salad bar isn't bad

    Cons

    Weak Management, very poor leadership atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a TEAM and have a quarterback

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    I enjoy working for the Ohio Department of Health

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Enjoy coworkers.

    Cons

    It takes a long time for things to get approved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees for their input

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I served as a consultant to ODH for over 25 years and found it both challenging and professionally fullfilling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Health Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Public Health Consultant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Ohio Department of Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity for continued education. An opportunity to work with dedicated public health experts from many fields who really come together in a crises or emergency.

    Cons

    As with any government entity, accountability and red tape provide more than their share of roadblocks in accomplishing any task.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    I think generally satisfaction with the job varies dramatically between bureaus, so my experience may be worse than some

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Researcher in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

    Pros

    Salary, time off, and benefits are generally very good
    Staff can be very passionate about their work
    Schedules are generally flexible
    Union protection (for now) is a plus

    Cons

    Experience the typical frustrations with bureaucracy
    Nearly impossible to move up
    Our bureau (my unit, particularly) was routinely over worked and understaffed
    We have been under a wage freeze for almost four years
    Expectations are not always clearly communicated
    Some favoritism
    Extremely low morale
    Many staff are given more work and are more competent than many managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not keep staff in the dark about decisions and changes
    Change HR standards to allow more flexibility on behalf of the hiring manager

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Reviewed

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    Current Employee - Health Planning Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Health Planning Administrator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

    Pros

    Provides good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Very political environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide good leadership.

    Recommends
  8.  

    If you love to be micromanaged by people that don't understand your job, this is the place to be!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Immunization Program Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Immunization Program Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

    Pros

    I feel passionate about the work that I do (initiating, expanding, developing, and maintaining programs that are designed to prevent disease). Despite the bureaucracy and many hurdles that I have faced, I feel that I have accomplished a lot during my time here. Although executive staff tends to micromanage me, my direct supervisor has been supportive.

    Cons

    The current leadership does not seem to value staff education and experience. Therefore, our insights and ideas tend to be discounted. We are micromanaged to the point of having executive staff review and rewrite our memos. I manage a $100 million program and I am no longer allowed to sign even a simple memo myself without approval from executive staff - so it takes a minimum of a month to get anything sent out. It is embarassing to have to answer questions from our partners about why it takes so long to get simple tasks accomplished and I have grown weary of the hours of wasted time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider that there are many highly educated, highly experienced, and highly motivated staff members who feel passionate about their jobs. Don't discount their insights and ideas - and please stop micromanaging us.

    Doesn't Recommend

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