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"Not the best job I've ever had"

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Former Employee - Consultant in Olympia, WA
Former Employee - Consultant in Olympia, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, co-workers tend to be nice but work stations and assignments are isolating.

Cons

Poor management skills, very little oversight, low morale, work is isolating

Advice to Management

Pay attention to what managers are doing. In my time there I was unable to get regular meetings with my manger (2 meetings in 8 months), couldn't get feedback on performance and didn't ever get metrics to measure if I was doing my job. It's a tumble of bureaucracy with no one i charge.

Other Employee Reviews for Washington Department of Health

  1. "WA DOH"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits; including affordable medical insurance, paid dental insurance, vacation hours, sick leave, and paid military leave.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are hard to come by.


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    "Microbiologist 2"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Microbiologist
    Former Employee - Microbiologist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Washington Department of Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers, location (residential), interesting work

    Cons

    Management controls every aspect of a bench worker's day. It's incredibly difficult to take ownership of a project or to claim success. There is a culture of blame and micromanagement that makes it incredibly difficult to feel comfortable and successful.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your highly educated staff.

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