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

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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2.9
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Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald
Judy Fitzgerald
16 Ratings
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  • "Policies, paperwork, confusing hierarchy, high turnover, politics(in 3 reviews)

  • "There is too much paperwork, constant changes, low work life balance, and low pay(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Management and Great Workplace Environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Educator in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid job with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough to put into words.

  2. "It's a job."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Psychologist in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The job has decent benefits.

    Cons

    Vulnerable to budget cuts and staffing reductions

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  3. "Awful"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator 
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am trying to find one

    Cons

    HR does not exist. Old boys network. You have a double dipping COO/Assistant Commissioner but yet they are cutting budgets by laying off employees.

  4. "Great!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    they offer a flexible work environment

    Cons

    I have none to report.

  5. "Good Environment"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Conyers, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership is open to change. Consistent stride towards excellence. Employees are treated with respect.

    Cons

    Very complex work details. Requires strong and consistent leadership engagement.

  6. "Disappointed"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

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

    Pros

    Service Agency with an important mission

    Cons

    Poor Leadership and Toxic Environment

  7. "No Gratitude or Respect for Long-standing Employees"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good state benefit package and vacation

    Cons

    Clicklish leadership and they rarely promote from the inside. They promote from the outside of DBHDD.

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  8. "None"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with and I liked my job.

    Cons

    If you're in a position and get promoted to a new position, the most you are allowed to receive in compensation is a 5-10 percent raise. There are soooo many people that have been with the state for 10, 15, 20 years or more and a new person will get hired doing the same exact job making $10,000 more per year than you are after being there for so many years! Screwed up system! Can't get ahead and they don't give you a raise on merit, EVERYBODY gets the same 1 percent or 2 percent raise each year...IF they decide to give a raise that year. Don't do it - not worth it in the long run!

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  9. "great benefits"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good benefits and lots of overtime

    Cons

    poor management not enough pay lack of communication

  10. "It is an okay experience"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FST in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits for some employees

    Cons

    Biased administration and biased healthcare

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