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Georgia Department of Public Health Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Regular 8-5 type hours most of the time (in 3 reviews)

  • Great place to make a difference (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Bureaucracy, super chill and laid back work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Poor management skills, poor team communication, unethical, HR is horrible (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A successful career that allows you to help others"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Lagrange, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Lagrange, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Helping the community
    Lots of freedom
    Bank holidays +
    Chances to travel
    Not stuck at a desk all day
    Constantly challenged in new ways

    Cons

    Lots of red tape with government regulations
    Pay is low for the amount of responsibility
    Technology is usually outdated but ours isn't

    Advice to Management

    Keep staying positive because your actions our noticed by the people below


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Georgia Department of Public Health (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers, Work Life Balance, Holidays off

    Cons

    Poor Management, Unprofessional and disrespectful to employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends and hire some qualified employees.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Supervisor in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Supervisor in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented and relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits cost is expensive and pay is poor. A good place to start, get experience and move on. Currently shortage of staff in all departments. The moral is low, no excitement about work. Managers are not around and they are power hungry. No dedication and staff support, managers talk down to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school and get communication skills updates. Stop talking down to employees. Offer more competitive salary and you will have happier staff.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "DPH"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Most of the people working there are very nice and polite.

    Cons

    Unfortunately not the place where you can grow as a professional. Opportunities are given to the same people regardless of how incompetent they might be.


  6. "Policy Development Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits. As a retiree, the benefits are much better than I could have found as an individual

    Cons

    Sometimes departments are moved around for political reasons. You never know if your department will be closed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "GDPH Epi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist III in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist III in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly work environment

    Cons

    Low pay as compared to the national average and nearly impossible to get an increase in salary


  8. "Easy laid back job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Technologists in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Medical Technologists in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of days off and easy to take time off lot of available sick days

    Cons

    Compensation, other jobs well pay better but the work load isn't as heavy as other places


  9. "Data Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Public Health part-time

    Pros

    Great place to make a difference.

    Cons

    There are two seperate locations


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great places to eat and drink

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities for current employees


  11. "Health Services Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Department of Public Health part-time

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed my timeline working at the Health Dept. I was able to interact with a variety of people. My job required that I remained calm and professional.

    Cons

    Sometimes work was slow which made the time go by very slowly. I rather have a constant work flow in order to enjoy my work environment. There were also times when patients would not cooperate or became unruly.

    Advice to Management

    I am a very hard worker and learn quickly. I enjoy working with people of all different backgrounds. I consider myself to be a "people person". I have a very welcoming personality.



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