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Updated Nov 18, 2021

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3.5
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California Department of Health Services Director Jennifer Kent
Jennifer Kent
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and vacation time(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great place to get your foot in the door with state service and get ahead if you're stuck in low-income private sector jobs(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management has hands tied with lower-level management - team managers tend to get away with abusing subordinates(in 7 reviews)

  • "Management is poor and often unethical, office environment is negative, bureaucratic red tape, office politics is pervasive(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very good staring job

      Nov 18, 2021 - Staff Service Analyst (General) in Sacramento, CA
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      Pros

      Good benefits and starting pay

      Cons

      Very hard to move up

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Nov 3, 2021 - Healthcare Analyst in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Health care Time off Laid back work

      Cons

      Management Coworkers Inflexible about Work from home Pay is less compared to the stress

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not my cup of tea

      Nov 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stability and pension is a selling point

      Cons

      Resistance to change. Lack of innovation

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Workpla e

      Sep 14, 2021 - Career Executive in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Outstanding benefits in a fast paced environment that allows for upward mobility

      Cons

      Subject to furlough and lots of work to be done

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Auditor

      Sep 9, 2021 - HPA I 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits and Nice work life balance

      Cons

      Supervisors may lack management skills.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent Work/life balance

      Aug 29, 2021 - Health Program Auditor III 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As a parent I value the retirement benefits, affordable healthcare, flexible schedules, and the amazing work-life balance that comes from working with the Department. The audits we do are interesting and I enjoy that aspect of the job.

      Cons

      We are catching up with the times with regard to the implementation of telework, building a diverse/inclusive workforce, and including staff in important decisions that impact them regarding policies and procedures.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      DHCS

      Aug 17, 2021 - Research Data Specialist II in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security, flexible work schedule, union, pension, health benefits. Friendly coworker. Providing a service for the public. Helping low-income families receive comprehensive health coverage.

      Cons

      Management, lack of precedent knowledge, high turnover, lack of remote from home schedule. Poor building amenities.Low pay.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Too much politics

      Jun 11, 2021 - Information Technology Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Always nice to have a paycheck and paid vacation days.

      Cons

      Extreme favoritism and nepotism in the culture. Managers more concerned with image than doing the right thing. Toxic work environment with regular personal attacks

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Entry Level Job

      May 24, 2021 - Health Program Auditor III in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary and classification promotions are decent. The work was easy and decent amount of traveling.

      Cons

      Management did not put guidelines for working paper into writing so each time you write up a finding, it depended on the reviewer whether your finding was going to make it to the report, even though it's the same finding. Little room for promoting past your classification.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      PHA

      Jun 10, 2021 - Public Health Analyst in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      close to shops and restaurants

      Cons

      parking is expensive and parking at a 10 hour meter does not guarantee you won't get a ticket.

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