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Fulton County DFCS Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Great for Beginers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fulton County DFCS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Always work to do
    Meet Lots of new and good people
    Wonderful place for training for the field

    Cons

    Outrageous Workloads
    Recidivism
    Room for advancement yet blocked by the lack of case managers.

    Advice to Management

    Become a human service agency that treats its employees humanely.


  2. "There is always some good with the bad."

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    Former Employee - Social Services Case Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Social Services Case Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fulton County DFCS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some pros within this difficult position. Such as being able to be a voice for others, seeing your families grow & understand alternative methods to parent. Overall loving what you do to make a difference.

    Cons

    On call schedule, overload of cases, difficult families, lack of support at times from upper management, time frame of getting a raise, the tedious removal process.

    Advice to Management

    Support your workers, let them know they are appreciated in ways they will feel it's genuine. Be a team!


  3. "Not a bad job"

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    Former Employee - Economic Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Economic Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fulton County DFCS (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is very flexible, good benefit and great coworkers

    Cons

    Need a raise and need better pay


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  5. "ECS"

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    Former Employee - Economic Support Specialist in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Economic Support Specialist in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits and looks great on resume.

    Cons

    NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE AMOUNT OF WORK AND STRESS YOU DEAL WITH!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Case manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The families are great to see them reunify with their kids

    Cons

    Low pay
    Works a lot of overtime with no compensation


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fulton County employment"

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    Former Employee - Case Worker in College Park, GA
    Former Employee - Case Worker in College Park, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fulton County DFCS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros are the flexible schedule and you have the ability to set your schedule they way you want

    Cons

    Often there are late nights working in the field, some supervisors don't offer enough support

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees to get visits done earlier in the evenings


  8. Helpful (1)

    "It has potential. It could be better!"

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    Current Employee - ESS in Cobb, GA
    Current Employee - ESS in Cobb, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fulton County DFCS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Knowing you've impacted someone's life is amazing.
    Permanent employee benefits are okay
    Resume builder
    Meet different people

    Cons

    Management could work better to build employee morale
    High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of virtual supervision and the phone system


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tough work but rewarding."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fulton County DFCS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, schedule, job security, training

    Cons

    Salary, compensation, hours, work/life balance,


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very work friendly Social Services Provider"

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    Current Employee - ESS in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - ESS in Macon, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fulton County DFCS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This employer offers a lot of Flexibility,

    Cons

    close personal Human element stady delining, moving more towards technlogy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the workers have to contribute


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Fulton County DFCS-Abusing the Community Trust"

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    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Management in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fulton County DFCS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work they are entrusted with IS noble. There's only good in protecting children.

    Cons

    There's nothing positive about this organization, unfortunately-and I say that with sincerity and humility. The "executive" leadership, starting with new Regional Director is supremely lacking in leadership acumen, ability, humility, goodwill, knowledge of human resource management and good intentions. They treat their human resources like chattel. The pay is deplorable. The salaries are humiliating for positions that require B/MSWs. Starting salary is $32,000 for experienced social workers-in this day and time! The leadership of Georgia DHS make 6 figure salaries for doing little or nothing, in terms of actual leadership but the staff, from mid-management down, receives a pittance. The staff work hard but there is so little leadership and quality training provided, they really don't know what they are doing. It's not their fault but children are still at risk, even with good intentions of the staff trying to help them.

    Advice to Management

    Commissioner needs to clean house before the next news story profiling Fulton County DFCS ends up on WorldNews. What an embarrassment that would be but even greater still, how tragic for the lives that could have been saved, had you listened and cared enough to find the right team, the most invested team- to lead that place. Georgia DHS needs to admit that they are happy with being less than mediocre because the financial resources required to foster and maintain excellence are more than they are willing to commit. Too bad constituents don't realize their trust is being abused by the very people who are supposed to protect against abuse.


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