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"Department of Health"

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Current Employee - Environmental Health in Tumwater, WA
Current Employee - Environmental Health in Tumwater, WA
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Washington Department of Health full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good benefits, treated with respect.

Cons

Flat at the top of pay scale. Public sector jobs are not prospering.

Advice to Management

Encourage innovation.

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    "WA State Department of Health"

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    Former Employee - Health Services Consultant in Tumwater, WA
    Former Employee - Health Services Consultant in Tumwater, WA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Washington Department of Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a positive difference and improve health of people throughout the State.
    Many excellent, diverse programs.

    Cons

    If there are layoffs due to lack of funding, seniority counts more than education or experience. A person with no experience in a particular field can usually bump somone with more specific experience but less seniority. Union membership is required for non-management positions, yet the union seems to make little difference. Very little upward mobility. Vacancies usually only occur if there is new grant funding, or if someone retires.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


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    "Health Services Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Health Services Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Health Services Consultant in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overall employees believe in mission and values of agency
    Agency completely revamped website making user friendly
    Manager supported healthy goals and lifestyle
    Manager kept employees in the loop re: department and agency level information
    New leadership will occur this year.

    Cons

    Morale dropped significantly during the recession, especially because employees felt their requested suggestions were ignored and dismissed.
    From the top down, favoritism towards departments or managers was blatantly practiced.
    People that screamed the loudest are often rewarded more than those that work the hardest.

    Advice to Management

    Top-down management will continue to bring about high turnover rates.
    Employees just wanted to be treated fairly and have their voices heard.

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