Texas Health and Human Services Commission

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Texas Health and Human Services Commission Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
78 Reviews
2.7
78 Reviews
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Texas Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working for this agency provides an excellent work-life balance and reasonable compensation (in 4 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and lots of time off (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is not enough for the amount of work that you do (in 3 reviews)

  • expectations are very high/not conducive to work/life balance, few people seen as competent, negativity/lack of support (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Texas works advisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission

    Pros

    Great jobs, love helping people, system is easy to learn!

    Cons

    The pay...when they get through with the "benefits" you have to contribute to...n the tax man...u r 1 paycheck and a desk away from being your client

  2.  

    It is not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Medical Eligibility Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Medical Eligibility Specialist in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was great and so were some of the people you worked with.

    Cons

    The leadership should not encourage things that are against the law.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not encourage wrongful behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Flexible schedule to manage work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission

    Pros

    Good benefits paid health insurance for employee

    Cons

    Public service does not compensate like private sector

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job security

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist
    Former Employee - Program Specialist

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good mobility, good salaries, flexible work schedules. Always openings in different areas to expand experience. Easy to move from one department to another. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Poor advancement for minorities and minority women. Promotions are made based on personal relationships rather than objective selection. Lateral movement is fine, but little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should be made based on ability and performance rather than personal relationships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Purchasing in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Since this is a government agency, there are very Good benefits such as health insurance and retirement. There is Also sick leave and vacation leave that increase with each passing year. I have been able to move up the ladder from an entry level position, as other jobs became available.

    Cons

    I would say that one of the challenges working here is that it is such a large agency, sometimes you are just a cog in a wheel, and it can be hard to make lasting changes. The health insurance benefits are on the decline, too, probably due to the rising cost of healthcare and insurance. The state is self insured, though, and they do pay for all of the employees insurance premium and part of the employee's family premium. Its just that co-pays and stricter policys on from the insurance management side is getting worse as far as what is covered or how much out of pocket expense the employee must pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK place to learn abourt state governemnt

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist IV in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Specialist IV in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work schedule - 8 -5 monday through friday is great
    holidays - many state holidays off
    employees- good mix of staff
    training- opportunities here
    beneifts- health insurance, dental

    Cons

    salary - less than private sector
    workload - a lot going on
    promotions - limited advancement
    state government - tough legislature to work with
    culture - needs change and new blood

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    More holidays than your average job. One of the few opportunities left to have a pension. Little to no pressure to perform.

    Cons

    Employees are not compensated on their performance. There is no accountability. Reverse racism is rampant. Affirmative Action on steroids will guarantee that even the most qualified white person will not get the advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who actually seek to improve the system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work if you want to have a state pension. Fewer and fewer companies are still offering pension.

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get very good benefits(health insurance, vacation, sick leave, etc). You can do telecommute up 2 days per week. You can retire at 62 years if you have work for at least 10 years.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is getting boring because the pace is sometimes very slow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too overwhelming for no reason.

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    Former Employee - Texas Works Advisor II in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Texas Works Advisor II in Plano, TX

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well diversed group of people.

    Cons

    You will definitely feel overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to be realistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enterprise Applications

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst III in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are good--health insurance premiums are free for the employee

    Cons

    Unprofessional leadership, favoritism, lack of flexibility. 3 month wait for medical insurance, 6 month probation period with no time off. Rules do not apply to everyone equally. Compensation is low compared to similar positions in the private sector. Leadership discussing personal feelings and teasing of other staff to peers, calling customers rude names to other employees. I did not encounter one person on the team who actually enjoyed their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is more concerned about making sure you are in your seat 8 hours a day than the quality and quantity of work. Have all of the paperwork and computer set up when a new employee arrives so they don't waste 3 weeks of taxpayer money sitting doing nothing. Have a training plan and time set aside to train new employees on what their duties will be. Eliminate or reduce the probationary period, if you thought enough to hire someone, they shouldn't have to spend 6 months with no time off to "prove" themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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