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Ohio Department of Health Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Stable, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health full-time

    Pros

    The retirement fund is great, good benefits, decent pay.

    Cons

    Parking. You have to pay to park unless you're an exempt employee.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Decent Place - Nice Staff"

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

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health full-time

    Pros

    Nice people; great hours; great benefits

    Cons

    Very political; government work; senior management is disconnected from staff

  8. "Environmental Health"

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

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Health full-time

    Pros

    -Structured environment
    -Educated co-workers
    -Downtown workplace
    -Great state benefits!

    Cons

    -A lot of government politics
    -Lack of communication from senior staff


  9. "If you love to be micromanaged by people that don't understand your job, this is the place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Immunization Program Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Immunization Program Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I feel passionate about the work that I do (initiating, expanding, developing, and maintaining programs that are designed to prevent disease). Despite the bureaucracy and many hurdles that I have faced, I feel that I have accomplished a lot during my time here. Although executive staff tends to micromanage me, my direct supervisor has been supportive.

    Cons

    The current leadership does not seem to value staff education and experience. Therefore, our insights and ideas tend to be discounted. We are micromanaged to the point of having executive staff review and rewrite our memos. I manage a $100 million program and I am no longer allowed to sign even a simple memo myself without approval from executive staff - so it takes a minimum of a month to get anything sent out. It is embarassing to have to answer questions from our partners about why it takes so long to get simple tasks accomplished and I have grown weary of the hours of wasted time.

    Advice to Management

    Consider that there are many highly educated, highly experienced, and highly motivated staff members who feel passionate about their jobs. Don't discount their insights and ideas - and please stop micromanaging us.


  10. "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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