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  1. "graduate research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Munroe Falls, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Munroe Falls, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    great learning experience, I get to work on real life projects

    Cons

    the project execution takes a little longer than projected


  2. "Great people, toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Program Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Program Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loved my program and co-workers (nice people!)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, politicized environment, high turnover in management, limited potential for advancement/promotion


  3. "Researcher 1"

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to contribute to public health system.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth outside of department.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to competing salaries.


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  5. "Senior management and leadership do not foster a culture supportive of the mission or the dedicated staff working there."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Ohio Department of Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hard working, dedicated program level staff.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Lack of support for public health mission.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way and let your programs grow.


  6. "Good learning environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, the salad bar isn't bad

    Cons

    Weak Management, very poor leadership atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Create a TEAM and have a quarterback


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Ohio Department of Health full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, tuition re-reimbursement availability

    Cons

    No work from home opportunity


  8. "I enjoy working for the Ohio Department of Health"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Enjoy coworkers.

    Cons

    It takes a long time for things to get approved

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees for their input


  9. "I served as a consultant to ODH for over 25 years and found it both challenging and professionally fullfilling"

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    Former Employee - Public Health Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Public Health Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ohio Department of Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity for continued education. An opportunity to work with dedicated public health experts from many fields who really come together in a crises or emergency.

    Cons

    As with any government entity, accountability and red tape provide more than their share of roadblocks in accomplishing any task.


  10. "I think generally satisfaction with the job varies dramatically between bureaus, so my experience may be worse than some"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Researcher in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary, time off, and benefits are generally very good
    Staff can be very passionate about their work
    Schedules are generally flexible
    Union protection (for now) is a plus

    Cons

    Experience the typical frustrations with bureaucracy
    Nearly impossible to move up
    Our bureau (my unit, particularly) was routinely over worked and understaffed
    We have been under a wage freeze for almost four years
    Expectations are not always clearly communicated
    Some favoritism
    Extremely low morale
    Many staff are given more work and are more competent than many managers

    Advice to Management

    Do not keep staff in the dark about decisions and changes
    Change HR standards to allow more flexibility on behalf of the hiring manager


  11. "Reviewed"

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    Current Employee - Health Planning Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Health Planning Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    Provides good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Very political environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide good leadership.



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