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    "Epidemiologists"

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    Former Employee - Senior Epidemiologist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Health insurance , hours, location, stable

    Cons

    Managers need more training to be effective

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bad managers

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2018-01-18
  2. "It's a good idea to go in with a five year plan"

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    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Pros

    The Department of Public Health is a good place to start working if you are interested in community education related activities. It exposes you to the public on a regular basis and creates a substantial base for ones career.

    Cons

    The type of work done as an epidemiologist varies across bureaus, but the academic epidemiology one learns in class is not used on a regular basis. So, if you are interested in designing studies and applying epidemiological methods, an academic setting may be a bit more suitable.

    Advice to Management

    I believe the leadership has developed a wonderful culture for their employees. However, I believe the should focus on identifying ways of regularly challenging their staff.

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2010-04-15
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    "FUN and POLITICAL JOBS AT MDPH"

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    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

    Pros

    Great people work at DPH. Flexible schedule and great benefits. Healthcare costs are low compared to other companies in the for profit world. Public health is an interesting field to be a part of as everyday there is something different and interesting to keep your attention. There are many focus areas in public health (asthma, environmental health, health disparities, policy, and occupational health) that allow a person...

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    Cons

    No money to attend conferences or support to write papers or do research. A new secretary means new focus and new direction with every governor. The politics around budgets and who receives the $$$$$ is crazy at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - provide training and educational support.

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts2008-09-07
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