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California Department of Public Health Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. "WIC - Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - AGPA in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - AGPA in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Department of Public Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment, great upper management, opportunity of growth

    Cons

    Some of the vendors and participants we deal with can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Kepp up the great work!


  2. "HAI Program"

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    Current Employee - HAI Program
    Current Employee - HAI Program
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at California Department of Public Health full-time

    Pros

    Working for a good cause.

    Cons

    Extremely hostile and toxic work environment. People are bullied, demoralized, and disrespected here. Very high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees and external colleagues with respect.

  3. "HFEN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Department of Public Health full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Lots of time off. Paid holidays

    Cons

    You need to be the second income in the family in order to take this job and survive in California. Pay is 20-30k lower than RNs who work at the hospitals we survey. If you can live with the salary, it's a good job.


  4. "Health Facility Evaluator Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in San Jose, CA

    I worked at California Department of Public Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will go through extensive trainings and learn a lot about federal regulations and Title 22 and how to write comprehensive report findings. You get to dress in professional clothing. Very little risk of exposure to infectious diseases since there is no direct patient care involved.

    Cons

    Stressful environment due to confrontational nature of the work. Constant updates and changes. Frequent traveling. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable and encourage teamwork.


  5. "Research Scientist Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Department of Public Health full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good and good job security.

    Cons

    Working for the state involves a lot of bureaucracy


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Health Program Specialist II"

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

    I have been working at California Department of Public Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable employment, solid benefits, pension, payroll deduction options, flexible work schedules, most staff are high functioning hard workers

    Cons

    not progressive, layers of bureaucracy, low pay for education and experience, lazy and incompetent staff do exist and are not held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is not essential as it creates more barriers to serving the people of California. Too many and too long approval processes that rush work product.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Working in Government"

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    Current Employee - Epidemiologist/Bio Statistician II in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist/Bio Statistician II in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at California Department of Public Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    health care and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Most decisions are made behind closed doors. Toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Equal opportunity not in words but in action. Favoritism lowers the moral.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California Department of Public Health part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are friendly and it was a great learning experience. They allowed me to work from home and were incredibly flexible.

    Cons

    This is an unpaid internship and the working culture is very independent. Not a lot of interaction with other employees other than my supervisor.


  9. "great enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in San Pablo, CA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in San Pablo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great environment and people
    good benefits

    Cons

    low hourly wage, a bit crowded

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Highly Unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, good location and a lot of commuting opportunities

    Cons

    Not enough direction by management yet micro management at the same time.


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