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Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald
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  • Frequency of statewide employee pay raises (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, it's hard to really make any money here unless you're a client support worker, which is full-time (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules (telework). Investment in employees. Great employee incentives. Opportunities for growth and promotion.

    Cons

    Low salaries as compared to other state agencies.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot and benefits

    Cons

    Takes a while to advance

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Outsider"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of jobs available on all inpatient areas. Organization has excellent training operation for new employees and on-going training for those that are there one year or more.

    Cons

    Turnover in Adult Mental Health. Staff feels helpless in making decisions so disciplinary actions are not taken or limited


  4. "A great place to build skills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This was the first place I worked following graduation and it was a great place to build skills. There was plenty of training and CEUs available. The pay is reasonable. Neither the highest or lowest available. The benefits are great. Leave time stacks up quickly. Health insurance plans are great. It is a state mental hospital with acute stabilization so in the presence of patients you have to keep your eyes open, but I wouldn't describe it as dangerous. There is room for advancement.

    Cons

    It can be chaotic and hectic. The buildings are somewhat out of date. Georgia has been gradually defunding state mental healthcare so some of the facilities are closed.


  5. "A good temporary job"

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    Current Employee - Health Service Technician in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Health Service Technician in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for no experience/education. Food for experience if you have an interest in the field. Decent benefits. Not much else.

    Cons

    Management is not professional. Seems they are just here to find any reason to fire someone. Scheduling issues every day.


  6. "Extremely satisfying, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Activity Therapist in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Activity Therapist in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worthwhile cause, great job satisfaction, self pride, amazing benefits, skiing something that helps others

    Cons

    Not amazing pay, but compensation balanced by benefits. Parking occasionally a challenge.


  7. "nice place to start your career path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly boss, good window view, flexible project deadline

    Cons

    traffic jam, paid less than other companies

  8. "Unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time

    Pros

    Time off Holidays reimbursements benefits

    Cons

    Overworked underpaid significantly unprofessionalism from senior management


  9. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time

    Pros

    lots of paid holidays, near downtown Atlanta, great office view,

    Cons

    slow paced environment, pay for parking, inflexible work from home environment


  10. "It's what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Georgia in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Georgia in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job flexibility works well for those who need minimal supervision and paid holidays.

    Cons

    Unequal salary/pay based on experience and education. Lack of opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    As a state employee raises are few and far in between, find ways to Appreciate your employees


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