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PA Department Public Welfare Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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  1. "Imcw"

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    Current Employee - Income Maintenance Caseworker
    Current Employee - Income Maintenance Caseworker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great job & benefits. I love what I do!

    Cons

    I really have no complaints


  2. "Youth Development Aide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Youth Development Aide in Loysville, PA
    Former Employee - Youth Development Aide in Loysville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PA Department Public Welfare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with residents and staff.

    Cons

    Dangerous working with juvenile delinquents.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. "Great place to work for if you like change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk-Typist II in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Clerk-Typist II in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at PA Department Public Welfare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    State jobs have a very good benefits package plan. It depends upon a person in what they are looking for in a job. I work with the Welfare office for over twenty six years as a Clerk-Typist II it had it own problems within itself. However most jobs have it ups and downs.

    Cons

    There are very unorganized in many ways , They seem to pick who they want to carry certain duties. I felt a form of discrimination due to the way they handle things

    Advice to Management

    I truly think management need to check into how these are handled.


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  5. "DPW TPL Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Third Party Liability Agent in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Third Party Liability Agent in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PA Department Public Welfare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a stable government job with opportunities for overtime and plenty of public holidays off. Offers reasonable yearly pay increases, public employee union protection, great health care, and variously other perks associated with government career, including pension plan, 401K, etc. Your day will definitely be full of case-loads, though that is also a big component of stress & pressure of this job.

    Cons

    A lot of bickering between management and employees. Lots of time spent having to testify on any and all little incidents that take place between employees. Management definitely has its favorites, and there seems to be many unspoken rules to social politics of the office where people are constantly judged on their ability to be part of the inner circle. Some office politics had a racial component to it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism and try to recognize the best in your employees instead of talking about them behind closed doors.


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    "Income maintenance case worker"

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

    Pros

    Holidays off, normal business hours . Flexible schedule . Anybody can get hired. That is all I have

    Cons

    High volume of work . Low pay .Unrealistic goals set for employees . Stressful working environment . Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees . No need to talk down to them .


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Income Maintenance Caseworker"

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    Former Employee - Income Maintenance Caseworker in Rodeo, CA
    Former Employee - Income Maintenance Caseworker in Rodeo, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at PA Department Public Welfare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping the community, making individuals aware of programs that can help provide them with an easier way to support their families. Educating mothers on improving their skills so they can become self sufficient.

    Cons

    Figuring out you can't save the world. Unfair rules & regulations that need you need to abide by.

    Advice to Management

    Time limits on working cases were somewhat almost impossible but still met. Thankfully I work well under pressure.


  8. "Chief Information Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - CISO in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - CISO in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PA Department Public Welfare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are on the cutting edge of technology

    Cons

    Compensation should meet industry stnadards

    Advice to Management

    Look at ways to compensate employees with industry stnadards


  9. "It's a job, not an exciting one though."

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

    Pros

    Stable.

    Holidays off.

    Good if you don't want to just come in and do one type of job.

    Cons

    Limited upwards potential.

    Low salary compared to private sector.

    Not current in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Push to keep current with technology trends.


  10. "mental strain; not worth the pay"

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    Former Employee - IMCW
    Former Employee - IMCW
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None. Zero. Zip. Just adding words because they want 5 words in this block.

    Cons

    Constant harassment and micro managing. No reward for achievements, only harassment when not perfect. Stressful micro managing. If you are a robot, you will do great.

    Advice to Management

    Have some social skills, compassion, and empathy when dealing with employees and clients. Learn to treat others the way you would like to be treated.


  11. "Drugs and sex is the norm at the Polk center"

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    Former Employee - RSA in Polk, PA
    Former Employee - RSA in Polk, PA

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Work trips. Helping people retirement plan

    Cons

    This place is crawling with back stabbers who cheat on their spouses with co workers. Some even have sex on the grounds Pot use and pills during work hours. People come in drunk. This place needs investigated I'd never work there again. If you are married keep away from this place. It's crawling with drunks and drug addicts

    Advice to Management

    Send in undercover investigators before one of the residents gets hurt by someone high on drugs or drunk. And patrol the grounds People shouldn't be having sex in parked cars and smoking dope on break. Take a look and you will see this is all true



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