Public Health Solutions

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Public Health Solutions Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    A Good Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Public Health Solutions as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The office that I interned in was small and friendly. The supervisor was very open.

    Cons

    Open plan space of the office was tough, especially with the amount of noise from other areas of the room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sound dampeners, if possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great opportunity

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

    I worked at Public Health Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great network of professionals, good benefits, many different programs available for varying interests

    Cons

    salary may not be competitive with others in industry

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very unpleasant experience

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    Former Employee - Borough Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Borough Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Public Health Solutions as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Paychecks were on time, and tax forms were sent on time, as required by law.

    Cons

    Very difficult to access HR protection from management as a contractor through PHS. There is no way to air grievances that result in fair representation of contract-based employees. Management is assumed to be right, and is defended in grievance process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your contractors deserve the same opportunity to have HR protections from abusive management that are offered to other PHS employees. No exit interview was available to me to explain the bias toward management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It was a learning experience but there were high levels of stress and lack of appreciation

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    Current Employee - Service Coordinator  in  Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Public Health Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No experience required, flexible schedule, ongoing training

    Cons

    stressful, undervalued, ridiculous productivity requirements, ineffective supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees for more than the amount of units they make

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Senior service coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Public Health Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This was over all a great opportunity that entailed managing service coordinators

    Cons

    There are no cons just pros

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    awesome opportunity and happy for the chance to grow as a professional

  7.  

    Terrible, awful, and cheap

    Current Employee - Contractor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contractor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Public Health Solutions as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    None - I can't see any benefit to working for an organization that is so incredibly stingy that they take months to process payments.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor, they will put off paying you until the last possible moment - invoices take WEEKS, often a month or more to process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pinching pennies by screwing over contractors. It's damaging your reputation more than you could ever know.

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    Public Health Solutions: A great place to work if you're smart, kind, and tough

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    Current Employee - Project Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Public Health Solutions

    Pros

    The best reason for working at Public HealthSolutions, Inc. is the opportunity to help others in an effective way. We are a public health - oriented company that runs more WIC centers than any other company in NY state, we do back-office work for NY City in the field of Emergency Preparedness, and we run public health programs, often in a funding relationship with the NYC Department of Health. The opportunities to help others is the focus of what we do. However, a lot of people want to "help others." Can you help people in an effective way, can you be mentored by others wh can show you how to accomplish your goals in ways you never thought of? Can you be well-compensated for your work? Can you work in a supportive environment wh people who are so competent that they don't need to jockey for position (beyond healthy, good-spirited compeition?) I was shocked to find I could do all of this here. The chance to work with other dedicated, competent people exceeded my expectations. The current company quality-improvement emphasis is on collaboration. Compensation is bounded by the fact that Public Health Solutions is a non-profit; but I spoke to a VPof an exectutive recruiting firm in NYC, who saiod that the company salaries for my position are "competitive".

    Cons

    Like alll non-for-profits, we are in contracts with our funders: municiplities, charities, foundations, and the like. This largely determines our timetables, our goals (especially in performce-based programs), and mostly, our budgets and line items. It can be severly frustrating to be circumscribed like this, when you can see ways to do better work in ways you cannot accomplish. The experience of doing outstanding work, and yet having a terrible budget crunch in the final year of a project, or worse, to be defunded when staff and clients are depending on a project, can take your breath away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose a less senior person and mentor him or her.
    Spend weekly time with the newest members of your department, so you are not just depending on your middle managers, but able to offer your own experienced take on the staff TO your middle managers.

    Recommends
  9.  

    It's a great company that does meaningful work in NYC, with a friendly but serious atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Health Solutions

    Pros

    -It's great to work with a company that contributes to the welfare of others in your home city.
    - Though the company has a large amount of employees, there are many efforts to create unity between the different departments.

    Cons

    Depending on the department you're in, the opportunity for position advancement doesn't seem too quick, as it depends on employee turnover- which doesn't seem high.

    Recommends
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