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Allegheny County Health Department Reviews

Updated October 14, 2018
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Allegheny County Health Department County Manager William D. McKain
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  1. "Statistical Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allegheny County Health Department full-time

    Pros

    Great way to get experience working with diverse data sets.

    Cons

    No negotiation when it comes to salary or benefits


  2. "Not much to recommend here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Allegheny County Health Department full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and paid holidays are about the only decent aspects. Like any office, you'll probably meet a handful of nice co-workers, but for the most part, these are folks straight out of a stereotypical county government skit.

    Cons

    Fixed hours with no flexibility, dress code gets a bit old and unnecessary for some of the gross jobs you have to do, office buildings (Clack) are hilariously disgusting, carpets and walls are falling apart, mouse traps laying around, the kitchen is a disgrace, and there are a bunch of miserable old employees who settled for the same job/pay decades ago... Overall, just a bad workplace for any young professional trying to go above and beyond. If you're trying to get your first experience, I highly recommend that you look elsewhere, unless you're fine with low pay and no advancement. There is a 99% chance your next job will be better than this one.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say here, since advice and progression don't matter in this line of work. Stop being so uptight about everything (phone usage, dress code, etc.) and how about rewarding people for getting their work done quickly and efficiently, instead of encouraging a slow-paced day where employees drag out their tasks until the clock hits 4:30 and are forced to take hour-long lunch breaks. Get younger and more efficient, not older and following the same framework from 1980.

  3. "not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Allegheny County Health Department full-time

    Pros

    daylight hours, no weekends. good health benefits

    Cons

    no advancement, poor lower and middle management.


  4. "Air Quality Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Allegheny County Health Department full-time

    Pros

    Very nice working environment. Very nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Some employees lack of motivation to do work right. Some of them stay at the same position for 30 years.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe introduce more fresh blood.


  5. "Public health nurse"

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    Current Employee - PHN in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - PHN in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Allegheny County Health Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits no weekend or holidays

    Cons

    No company loyalty or room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and be an equal opportunity employer


  6. "Hard to Stay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Allegheny County Health Department full-time

    Pros

    Sick, Vacation, Personal time off. Freedom to plan day.

    Cons

    No room to advance. No raises. Must drive personal car around. Job is all about the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Paying employees what they are worth may keep them around.


  7. "-"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    location and co workers are pros

    Cons

    salary and environment are cons

  8. "Fiscal Officer"

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    Former Employee - Fiscal Officer in Pitts, PA
    Former Employee - Fiscal Officer in Pitts, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management is making a solid effort to achieve national recognition by becoming accredited.
    Attempting to rid itself of dead wood and replace it with fresh faces.

    Cons

    To achieve the above management is ridding itself of the very individuals who own the legacy that built the organization making it what it is today.


  9. "Working for the Health Department -- As Expected: not horrible, not wonderful"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Health Specialist II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Environmental Health Specialist II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Allegheny County Health Department (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good and hours are amenable to having a family, etc. Most locations are pretty centrally located within the city.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion or career furthering; most management personnel were older, male and the general work culture reflected that.


  10. "COORDINATOR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PAID TIME OFF, BENEFITS, good staff to work with.

    Cons

    DEVELOPING DEPARTMENT, lots of meetings to attend.


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