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Updated Jun 30, 2022

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3.8
67%
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Very dedicated employees, many brilliant people.(in 4 reviews)
  • "It's a great work/life balance.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Folks are very nice at MDPH, benefits are awesome (especially if you have a family), and pay is fair.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    n/a

    Feb 18, 2022 - Epidemiologist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    they have good benefit options

    Cons

    They can be often understaffed

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good to gain experience bad pay

    Jun 30, 2022 - Molecular Biologist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to get skills right out of school.

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate with private industry.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Red tape

    Jun 28, 2022 - Microbiologist III in Jamaica Plain, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free parking and easy commute

    Cons

    Limited technology and inability to implement advancements in a timely manner

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    NA

    May 18, 2022 - Program Coordinator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Commute is easy; goal oriented;

    Cons

    recruitment is weak and not diverse

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  5. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Program Coordinator

    Jun 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The department pays really well.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be completely micromanaged. Staff are not allowed to do the jobs they were hired to do. Plan on having your job description change and not to be provided with a copy of your new job. Turnover rate is extremely high.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Review

    Mar 27, 2022 - Microbiologist I 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -decent pay for entry-level -room for growth

    Cons

    -the building is disorganized and under construction with a lot of problems like leaks

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Government work - governor is the boss

    Mar 28, 2022 - Epidemiologist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home since pandemic (hybrid work at times); decent pay; union; some colleagues who care

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and hierarchical, Baker doesn't let us practice public health!

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    As expected, some highs some lows

    Feb 27, 2022 - Program Coordinator II 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Got to interact with and learn from passionate public health professionals

    Cons

    List of job responsibilities became longer and longer, many people stretched thin. I also noticed the distribution of work differed wildly among people who held the same title.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Overall a good health department

    Feb 7, 2022 - Contract Epidemiologist in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Big impact on Public Health in Massachusetts

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, completely remote environment, things move slowly, difficult to move-up

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work

    Jan 3, 2022 - Correctional Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great and can’t beat it

    Cons

    I can’t think of any cons

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Reviews FAQs

Massachusetts Department of Public Health has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 59 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Massachusetts Department of Public Health to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Massachusetts Department of Public Health employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

67% of Massachusetts Department of Public Health employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Massachusetts Department of Public Health 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Massachusetts Department of Public Health to be compensation, career development, coworkers and the cons to be workplace, management, benefits.

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