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Oklahoma Department of Human Services Reviews

Updated March 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work with great benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits and time off builds quickly (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • state budget deficit caused buyouts, huge loss of staff, pay is low considering they require a bachelors degree (in 7 reviews)

  • You Will work long hours driving all across Oklahoma (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Social Service Specialist II"

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

    I worked at Oklahoma Department of Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off builds quickly

    Cons

    workload distribution needs to be addressed


  2. "sss"

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

    I have been working at Oklahoma Department of Human Services full-time

    Pros

    work from home is good

    Cons

    too many case, too little time

    Advice to Management

    give overtime


  3. "Supervisors have "Terrible" People and Social Skills"

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    Current Employee - Child Welfare Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Child Welfare Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oklahoma Department of Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    So far there are so few they are hard to think of

    Cons

    Many of the Supervisors regularly harass their employees and the directors condone it!

    Advice to Management

    Provide proper diversity training and don't promote those with obvious bad attitudes.


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  5. "Good work, average pay"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Bartlesville, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oklahoma Department of Human Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is rewarding and the people I work with are friendly. Management listens to our concerns. Benefits are okay but could be better.

    Cons

    Too many changes makes it hard to learn the job. Too much paperwork. Benefits need to be improved. If you have a family with average medical needs you will spend thousands out ogmf pocket for medical.


  6. "Child Welfare Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Child Welfare Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Child Welfare Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oklahoma Department of Human Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with children and families
    Rewarding

    Cons

    Long work Hours, Emotionally difficult, On-call


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cliche. Hard work. Necessary work. Underfunded and under supported"

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    Current Employee - Child Support Specialist II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Child Support Specialist II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people for coworkers doing difficult work. Teamwork environment is very beneficial. Strengthening families is gratifying work. Good support for staff via third party groups.

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership that approves policies and advancement opportunities for some, and denies them for others, citing the same policies. Poor funding. Regular cuts to staff and budgets.


  8. "Working in child welfare for Tulsa Co DHS was the worst employment experience of my post-graduate life."

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    Former Employee - Child Welfare Specialist II in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Child Welfare Specialist II in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oklahoma Department of Human Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Achieving safety and permanent plan for minor children.

    Cons

    It's who ya know ...

    Advice to Management

    Do, indeed, doubt your upper mgmt. they don't have model work ethic and their attitudes effect the case workers and then the children.


  9. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Oklahoma Department of Human Services (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and very hectic


  10. "Child welfare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is a rewarding job, flexible schedule at times, on the job training

    Cons

    Demanding work environment, long hours at times, no overtime pay


  11. "Social Service Specialist / AFS"

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    Former Employee - Social Service Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Social Service Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oklahoma Department of Human Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good job for 'independent' workers who can self-manage themselves as supervisors are not really helpful. Good health benefits, time-off, etc. Casework keeps a person busy, but doable if you're an organized person. Good job for new graduates.

    Cons

    Not a good job if you've been out in the job market for over +10 years as the pay is anemic. Management is very "good-ol boys" - they do no recognize talent only years of service. Health premiums keep rising, pay is very stagnant (since 1990 - maybe two pay rises for workers). No career path unless you're just there for a very looooong time.

    Advice to Management

    Become a younger agency. The old guard need to leave -- they suck salary funding and health funding from the agency. Recognize talent and put people in leadership positions to shake up the dismal diversity and favoritism patterns that have been plaguing the agency for decades.



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