State of Georgia Department of Human Resources
1.8 of 5 22 reviews
www.dhr.state.ga.us Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 27, 2014

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    A learning experience.

    FICM (Former Employee)
    Covington, GA

    ProsVery flexible with scheduling. Interacts with many different types/classes of people.

    ConsToo much work for the amount of pay. Co-workers worse than clients. Co-workers way too gossipy and unprofessional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better training once a new worker is on the actual job site and don't just rely on the computerized training that only captures the theory of the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not Bad place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat benefits, Some of the people great to work with.

    ConsBureaucracy, Newer program which was constantly changing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    DFCS doesn't value their employees and you feel it every day.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros12 paid holidays, accrued leave quickly, never boring. If you don't like something, wait a few days and it will change.

    ConsAbsolutely everything else...pay, morale, environment, very high turn over, no advancement opportunities, management, limits on overtime and overtime compensation, poor leadership, impossible expectations, constant change. Did I mention how bad management is (from state level down to county office)?!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to your HR policy. Hire experienced supervisors (2 years of direct program area knowledge) not just the "yes" people. Upper management needs cross training and experience in ALL social service program areas to back it. Too youthful and inexperienced management ( like current regional) leads to poor decisions and child deaths.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the worst places to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsAccrued leave and paid holidays

    ConsLow pay, low morale, administration that only cares about numbers and not about its employees. Workers keep being told to "do more with less" by managers and administrators who have no inkling of the programs that theyre in charge of or what its like to work a day in the lives of the people they're over. Being told there is no money to give raises yet the upper administration with six figure salaries have all received raises. Workers do the tasks of three positions and only get paid barely for one. Workers are getting double the volume of work with no relief in sight and ordered to produce miracles with little resources. To survive, workers have had to take out sub prime loans, resort to pawning goods, taking second and third jobs, or relying on family and charity just to make ends meet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pay especially for 5+ veterans
    hire more people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The WORST place ever to consider working.

    Family Independence Case Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe amount of leave you can accrue.

    ConsPay, Ability to advance, Management, and Morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to first re-evaluate the salary. There is no way college graduates can survive off of way your starting salary is. The fact that you even require a college degree for such positions is an insult to one's intellect. There are jobs which require only a high school diploma making twice what you offer. Furthermore, the amount of work required is completely ridiculous. Overall, the employees are overworked and underpaid.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding work, low pay.

    Social Services Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsPretty Good benefits, Rewarding work.

    ConsLow pay compared to private agencies. Internal promotional salary increase practices are not an incentive to stay with agency (higher entry salaries for external hires than those internally promoted)

    Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish a better process for providing greater financial incentive for those who wish to advance within the agency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Underpaid and overworked

    Client Support Worker (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThere really are not any benefits to working for the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources. The benefits that once came with working a State job are now over. The DHR now contracts out their employment to temporary agencies that do not grant any benefits.

    ConsThere are no benefits that come along with working with State Agencies anymore. If you work directly with the state, you get benefits, but not with the agencies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart hiring directly again and do not try to save money by cutting corners with temp agencies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too much work for the pay

    FICM ONE (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsDecent benefits as far as time off and sick days, however the work load is so great that its hard to get the time you earned off

    ConsThe state is notorious for not paying what a person is worth then they expect you to work twice as hard....I have been there for over five years with no raise....

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Would be a good company if they had better leaders

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and hours (if you are not oncall.) The opportunity to help children.

    ConsSupervisors who get their jobs because of who they know. They are not trained and don't know how to train. Tell you to do something then backtracks and leaves you holding the bag.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay closer attention to why employees are leaving/getting terminated. Create some kind of exit survey that only Atlanta sees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people. Bad leadership

    Social Services Case Manager (Former Employee)
    Brunswick, GA

    ProsGreat dedicated people willing to work long hours. Good people who are easy to get along with. Friendly family atmosphere with most employees.

    ConsLow salaries and horrible leadership. DHR is a churning ground for younger employees who later move on to better state agencies or non profits.The salaries are a killer. On the DFCS side they value social work degrees above anything else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise salaries and make DHR a good place to work. Sadly DHR is just a training ground to move somewhere else.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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