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New York State Office of Mental Health Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The people were great, but the work was very boring."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    My colleagues and bosses were mostly terrific human beings, and I enjoyed working with them. I worked at a very convenient location in Manhattan.

    Cons

    Much of the work was boring, tedious and not at all challenging. We had to travel to Albany for regular meetings.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "AVERAGE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    Pros

    The workload is light, projects are not very hard, and the people are very nice. It is a good place to live a slow-pace life

    Cons

    it might not be a good place to do health-related research. It is considered very rich and sloppy in data.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good to learn how to deal with large data set"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    flexible schedule, people are nice, large data set hands-on experience

    Cons

    pay is low, paces are slow, hard to jump out of the health system

    Advice to Management

    it is already quite good and I do not see anything that needs improvement. The leaders are very responsible here.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "was very varied depending on administration"

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    Former Employee - Psycholodgist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Psycholodgist in New York, NY

    I worked at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits at least until the current government and economic climate gets its way. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Unbelievable paperwork and caseloads that increase with each year.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Seeking Clinicians"

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    Current Employee - Director of Human Resource Mngt II in Marcy, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Human Resource Mngt II in Marcy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Central New York Psychiatric Center is an accredited hospital open since 1977. Excellent benefits available. Positions for clinicians across NYS in many areas.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative comments.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "This is the best job that I ever had!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dix Hills, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dix Hills, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This job can be cery rewarding and the pension is a great benefit.

    Cons

    The state often pays less than private entities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "NYS OMH is a Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    salary increases, good benefits, pension is OK for newbies, nothing to brag about but at least you get vested after 10 yrs. If you are a good worker and have a good reputation for producing work that helps the system and being good at what you do, you can excel in your career within the OMH system..of course, as long as you have the academic credentials as well to meet those job req's.

    Cons

    civil jobs pay less than private

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very bad manager"

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    Current Employee - Resources and Reimbursement Trainee in Brentwood, NY
    Current Employee - Resources and Reimbursement Trainee in Brentwood, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Represent the state of New York; help people; union representation

    Cons

    Many of those who end up in management don't seem to be the most qualified. It's more of a 'who you know' kind of thing once you get past the civil service entry level.

    Advice to Management

    Train new management. Many managers are hired from within, and although they may be good at the job, that doesn't mean they are good at training or managing people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Large Government Body"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are great, there are few private organizations that provide a pension. There are opportunities for people to grow.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there has been a paradigm shift from positive movement, to bean counting and finger pointing. There is a new culture of "no!"

    Advice to Management

    Value those individuals who work hard.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "extremely educational"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New York State Office of Mental Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the work that goes into making changes in someone's life.

    Cons

    everything is the same treatment and promotions are political and there is nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    seek out and recruit the best talent . do succession planning.


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