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

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Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) CEO Judy Fitzgerald
Judy Fitzgerald
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "lots of paid holidays, near downtown Atlanta, great office view,(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work

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    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 for more 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. Great place to grow skills to move on elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) for more than 9 years

    Pros

    State government employment ability to be a teleworker only reason for staying

    Cons

    Poor leadership, constant policy changes, no clear communication from management, no growth and a every man for themselves mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Use the input from the employees that actually do the work

  3. Helpful (1)

    Possible Option for a Great Change?

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    Current Employee - Professional in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Trainings and updates on certs., great clients, staff and benefits

    Cons

    Poor wages, team mgt and lack of motivated workers. Little room for growth unless your in a clique

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, their dissatisfied for a reason. Instead of pushing policies on people for change let's collaborate to help restructure our facility and make recovery a great choice of change.

  4. Epidemiologist

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    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

    Pros

    Great staff. Awesome team to work with

    Cons

    Organization does not particularly train. A lot of self training

  5. CSW

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and gain experience

    Cons

    Very very low pay for a state job

  6. Helpful (3)

    Hostile Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Position is Monday through Friday. Paid holidays off.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Hostile environment. Bullying and racism. Nepotism embedded.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring and promoting based on nepotism or cultural preference.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Lead Health Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    It was a job and the interaction with the patients is great

    Cons

    The facility it’s self is horrible and doesn’t care about their direct care staff staff has no right and are guilt of any allegation before proven innocent.....way underpaid for the work they do

    Advice to Management

    Do better listen to your direct care staff it’s not always there fault

  8. Helpful (2)

    GRHA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience Learning community resources Learn from being part of treatment team

    Cons

    Policies, paperwork, confusing hierarchy, high turnover, politics

    Advice to Management

    Talk to front line staff about policies before implementing. They may have better ideas for how to accomplish the goal. So much paperwork that does not contribute to the goal. You lose sight of the mission.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Corrupt and inept from HR to laundry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gracewood, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None at all. The most ridiculous group of unqualified people running this place into the ground.

    Cons

    There is 0 leadership and accountability. This place is where talent goes to die. The mentality is "its always done that way" or "mr ___ told me to do it that way" even though said person hasn't worked there in years. Insanely week leadership who doesn't not deal with bully employees or ANY situation for that matter.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. All Managment needs to go

  10. Helpful (1)

    I am seeking work in this field to be of help to the community!

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    Former Employee - Program Technician in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy helping and teaching these people. I’ve moved from California and would like to stay in this type of work!

    Cons

    Their aggressive behaviors can be challenging at times. The bigger picture is to give them a chance at life. They are people like you and I who deserve to learn the way of the world.

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