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DC Department of Health Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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  1. "Program Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great job security, Ability to impact the community

    Cons

    Always have to deal with politics


  2. "Stability"

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    Current Employee - Complaint Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Complaint Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DC Department of Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    public service, customer service and professionalism

    Cons

    distance, dress code, employees, training

    Advice to Management

    personal growth, opportunities, morale boosters, training

  3. "General"

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    Current Employee - Program Officer
    Current Employee - Program Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse workforce, decent salaries, challenging health issues

    Cons

    Workplace Politics frequent change of senior management


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Assisting the constituents of the District of Columbia with their request for a vital record.

    Cons

    Management should have to take managerial classes before they are hired as part of the senior management team. If you are not part of the click, and you speak your mind, you have nothing coming and will be terminated at the drop of a hat.

    Advice to Management

    Please invest in managerial classes, management does not mean micro-managing.


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    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great vision and opportunity to commit to public service.

    Cons

    Too much about who you know and not what you know. Employees strive to improve but management becomes to fearful and set in their way to acknowledge or help current employees advance. Management hires their friends and family members instead of mentoring within the organization.....

    Advice to Management

    If you want the best...look at yourselves. Who helped you. Take a secretary and mentor and manage them. Give training opportunities from within. Stop being afraid that they are going to take your jobs. Staff can be a reflection of leadership. So look at yourselves before constantly being critical of others.


  6. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    My supervisor was very hands on and taught me quite a few things. I was introduced and able to meet all the upper management at the DOH. Good resume booster.

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt that it was too slow paced. Not sure it's somewhere I would want to work in the future. Often times I was given busy work or work which had a vague purpose.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise that management introduces interns to fellow interns so they can feel a sense of camaraderie. Give interns concrete positions that could possibly move into in the fuutre..


  7. "Easy Work"

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    Current Employee - Grants Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Grants Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Although it can be stressful at times its a very relaxed work environment. We are doing great things for the community. It is a feel good job.

    Cons

    There are some people who have been working there entirely too long and lack the positive energy you may want to have at the workplace. However, you can avoid them and stick with the nice group.

  8. "Unit Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Secretary in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was a great pleasure being able to work with children and families.

    Cons

    Alot of traveling was required.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - great connections and way to break into the DC government system

    Cons

    very little is based on merit, very much a who knows who system


  10. "Public Health Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Public Health Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Health Advisor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Next to a subway stop.

    Cons

    Incompetent management staff is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity of staff and highly skilled staff should be valued in future selection of management and line staff.


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