State of Georgia Department of Human Resources

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State of Georgia Department of Human Resources Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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  1. Pay stinks

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Cleveland, GA
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Cleveland, GA

    I have been working at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were great.
    Plenty of PTO

    Cons

    In 3 years, I got a 1% raise despite receiving excellent performance reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Going in the wrong direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. This organization is going down hill

    Cons

    They are completely off their rocker.... People deserve to be paid more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the organization... You are turning the SNAP program into a product/service like Comcast or DirecTV.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Run!!!!

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    Current Employee - FICM II in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - FICM II in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Annual and sick leave accrual. Flexible schedule. Amazing coworkers and supervisors, decent benefits

    Cons

    HORRIBLE pay, too much work not enough workers, micromanagement from all levels, overworked, HORRIBLE PAY, HORRIBLE PAY, HORRIBLE PAY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to consider your employees input and actually listen to what they have to say. Stop keeping employees at the same level the clients that they help are at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Worked for the Department of Family and Children's Services and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources

    Pros

    Job Security- After your first 90 days, you would have to commit a felony to be fired.
    Accumulation of Leave- you earn 5 hours of sick leave and 5 hours of personal leave every two weeks

    Cons

    No chance for raises.
    No chance for advancement.
    Grossly underpaid for stress and college degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise pay or at least offer cost of living adjustment.

  6. DFCS

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    Current Employee - CPS Investigator in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - CPS Investigator in Gainesville, GA

    I have been working at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with families
    Benefit

    Cons

    Over worked
    Poor leadership
    Numbers driven
    Expected to work non-stop
    Not family friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place competent people in positions of leadership, stop hiring people that don't understand people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Eligibility Worker, Customer Services, Compliance Auditor, Accounting in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Eligibility Worker, Customer Services, Compliance Auditor, Accounting in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    ever reason is the same. every little growth. the training for the position that I was hired for was good. Once I got assigned to an area they took away the pay and the position and put me somewhere else.

    Cons

    no accountability. The working condition is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go and get training in ethic and professionalism. Honesty, fair treatment. Basic supervision or Advance supervision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Beware, stay away, and anything else that means don't go there!

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work for the State is the pension. So if you can endure it until retirement that's a pretty good reason. That is honestly the only "pro". Really.

    Cons

    Everything else. If you have worked your entire career in the private sector be VERY careful about going to state government. You will not be able to relate at best and at worst the mentality of State employees will infuriate you.

    Also, if you are accustomed to being promoted based on merit, if you enjoy getting raises, if you are familiar with starting projects and actually finishing them then maybe state government is not for you.

    Workplace bullying is allowed and even some in senior "management" are active participants.

    "Management" are the most incompetent, self-serving, short-sighted group of "managers" I have ever had the displeasure to encounter. EVER. If you come in with skills that would be valued elsewhere, you will be a threat at the state.

    There is a general atmosphere of hopelessness. There are some good people working there who have just given up based on the environment and they've been there too long to leave.

    It is laughable that they actually require college degrees for most of those low-paying positions. Take your degree and RUN. If you are new, leave. If you are considering it, don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horses and run it like a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. A learning experience.

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    Former Employee - FICM in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - FICM in Covington, GA

    I worked at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Not Bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Newer program which was constantly changing.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Absolutely 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stick 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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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