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Nashville, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
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$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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    Current Employee - FAW in Knoxville, TN
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tennessee Department of Children's Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    above-average opportunity for advancement, meaningful work, somewhat flexible schedule, job security, decent pay with an almost constant opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    DCS has difficulty firing bad (as in horrible) workers, including supervisors, if they have been employed for several years+. The work is extremely stressful and sometimes even heartbreaking in nature! There is very high-turnover and almost constant internal-restructuring. Caseloads are ridiculously large at times, and new demands are regularly placed on works. Work/life balances are difficult to establish or maintain.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't know a job well enough to do it, don't supervise others doing in that job. Work on employee retention and hire more works.

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    Anonymous Employee in Clarksville, TN
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Tennessee Department of Children's Services (Clarksville, TN) in February 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was racking in the fact that everyone seems to have a judgmental position. Nobody looks at you and continues to scribble on paper. It is like you're on death row. I was contacted around 6pm to schedule an interview, which was oddly unprofessional and should have been an indicator of what was to come.

    Interview Questions

    • What did I mean about my last job not being "a good fit"?   1 Answer
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