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"Cool Colleagues, No Job Growth. Agency Operates on Buddy, Buddy System"

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Former Employee - Communications in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Communications in Washington, DC

I worked at DC Department of Health full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Fun people. Good place for people interested in public health.

Cons

Agency heads hardly ever give raises, and when they do, it's to people they like. Very incestuous. Lots of work and no reward financially. Lots of lazy people who get paid well but who aren't qualified to do the job and do little to no work. Agency is too top heavy.

Other Employee Reviews for DC Department of Health

  1. "Complicated Work Environment"

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Human resources department staff are professional and courteous
    Metro accessible location is the best benefit - subway is right across the street

    Cons

    Some of the senior administration don't have college degrees
    Staff problems arn't addressed without there being drama or incident
    Good staff members are not appreciated as much as the less productive staff members

    Advice to Management

    Yearly or bi-annual staff performance review is highly needed. Some staff have been there so long they have lost all empathy toward the addicts


  2. "Great - Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Office in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Office in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - worked in HR with executive leadership
    - manager provided a lot of flexibility and challenging work
    - colleagues were very nice and helpful
    - i thought the onboarding process was going to take a long time but it took less time than expected 2-3weeks

    Cons

    i didn't experience any cons but can understand why people feel frustrated. lack of resources at times, some individuals are very hard to work with (especially those who are members of labor unions and do not want to work), some managers are over worked because they have to do the work of others, etc.

    Advice to Management

    - proactively help managers who are having a hard time with their team members
    - executive leadership needs to do a better job in communicating the mission and goals of the agency with employees at all levels

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