New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2020

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3.4
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New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett
Mary Travis Bassett
91 Ratings
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  • "Some of the red tape can be infuriating(in 12 reviews)

  • "Not much room for growth; you kind of stay in the position you're hired for unless an official opening for a more senior position comes up around(in 10 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "Great work community, supportive and strong equity focus"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great community of coworkers, everyone is very passionate about the work protecting and promoting the health of all New Yorkers, equity is central to the organization's work

    Cons

    (Standard for government jobs) pre-covid very inflexible with remote work and very limited office amenities

  2. "Not what people say"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Ecologist II in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible time off, job security

    Cons

    no organization, feels like its management vs staff

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  3. "I enjoy taking care of children but I feel very under appreciated, as do many of my other coworkers"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Health Nurse in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helping take care of school children each day.

    Cons

    Very hard to get help and information from superiors. Each person you speak to will tell you something different

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  4. COVID-19

    "The fish rots from the head down"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Your work impacts public health and response to epidemics

    Cons

    Management could care less about you and the work. Everything is for show.

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  5. "Stable job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - City Research Scientist in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to contribute to health policy

    Cons

    Limitations for career and salary advancement

  6. Helpful (1)

    "DOHMH"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PHS in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pension, stability, overtime availability, great team

    Cons

    Travel distance, Very repetitious, management makes certain people work harder than others

  7. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Project Officer 

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is smart and well-qualified!

    Cons

    Strict with schedule due to government position

  8. Helpful (1)

    "An ineffective bureaucratic nightmare"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phn- School in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Low stress for most part, summers off, working with and building relationships with kids/families— they can make it worthwhile

    Cons

    Rigid and inflexible top heavy management structures. Rampant favoritism. Systems difficult to impossible to change. Reactive as opposed to proactive. Feel like little more then cog in a wheel.

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  9. "Mission Driven"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Worker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    DOHMH does great work, proud to be there. Benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    no performance based raises, the union is lazy and does very little

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  10. "Purpose over salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours, free health and dental

    Cons

    Salary needs to increase. At least if it could increase with tears of experience.

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