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Public Health Management Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked, Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the largest "non-profits" in Philadelphia County. The lower level staff truly care about our participants, those we serve, and improving the organization. A good opportunity as an employer for therapists/counselor just out of school with no prior counseling experience.

    Cons

    As a counselor or therapist expect to be overworked and underpaid. You will carry a large caseload and compensation is much lower than other smaller non-profits. Additionally, your compensation will not be equal or relevant to your education or experience level. There is little room for therapists to move up to higher positions, either within clinical or administrative positions. "Raises", if you get one, are the same, or less, than the cost of living inflation, so really, getting a raise does little in the long run. You cannot really say this is a non-profit as PHMC as a whole is always high in the black, while the umbrella organizations are frequently in the red (or so we are told).

    Advice to Management

    Counselors, therapists, and direct care staff deserve higher compensation that takes into consideration their educational and work experience, as well as scaled to the over all stress level they cope with on a daily basis. Do a better job in the hiring process to be transparent as to job duties in order to retain talented and passionate employees. Use funds more mindfully to improve program quality, train employees in more evidenced based practice, create incentives for hard working employees, and provide raises that are above inflation and reflect your employees' dedication and work ethic in order to retain employees. Commit to your program, the progress of your program, and be proactive rather than reactive. Recognize the hard work of your employees on the front lines, be open to constructive feedback from these people, and stop ostracizing workers who have fabulous ideas for program improvements you did not think of yourself.


  2. "Good Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Health Management full-time

    Pros

    Good perks, flexibility, and work life balance

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive

  3. "Program specialist"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Management part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with students was awesome
    Lenient management and ability to create your lesson plans

    Cons

    Supervisors were too lenient
    Petty behavior and gossip is encouraged

    Advice to Management

    Get to the field and find out the areas of improvement with staff...
    Hire a consultant to maintain grants, add consulting fee to all grant applications


  4. "Could Offer More"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Health Management full-time

    Pros

    Room for flexibility and some growth. Benefits are on par with other area organizations.

    Cons

    As a health management corporation, I feel they can do better in terms of their tiered benefits. Also, it appears they are more focused on getting City contracts and taking over other failing organizations that they are losing site of what is happening from within.

    Advice to Management

    Never lose site of where you started from! Provide more room for employee input and advancement. Also base salaries can be larger across the board. Fair wages and building trust and loyalty are what keep workers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "So-so"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Management part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Hours were good

    Cons

    HR unorganized
    Communication is lacking
    On-boarding is a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance, family friendly, terrible compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, decent benefits, great mission and awesome coworkers, great central location, gym in the building as part of PHMC, beautiful office space.

    Cons

    Low compensation, employees are stretched too thin to comply and implement programs. Low morale when executive level salaries are disproportionately extremely higher than one position lower. Opportunity to grow limited and salary increase is 1-2% when getting promoted. You will be better off leaving and coming back if you want a higher salary.

    Advice to Management

    Increase senior compensations, they are the ones managing teams and making sure everything is being implemented as it should and there is no credit for that.


  7. "Open your eyes, Management!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health Management full-time

    Pros

    Company Location has to be the best thing going for it. Although the rent must be astronomical for a non-profit organization. Go figure-everything looks pretty.

    Cons

    There is an obvious group of management personnel that believe they are privileged. Company policies do not apply to them.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and recognize the true talent that you have.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Run Far Away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health Management full-time

    Pros

    The only pro is that it is centrally located at 15th and Market, so that you may get away for the only break you have on the day.

    Cons

    This is the worst place I have ever worked in my entire life. Management is INCREDIBLY incompetent, and are mostly in their positions due to nepotism. The people who do the real work are paid scraps, while management and chief level staff reap bonuses and high salaries off of the grant dollars that are brought in. HR has no idea what they're doing, they lose paperwork CONSTANTLY and will blame you for it, and are biased in their decisions. You receive no overtime and can be asked to stay in the office PASSED MIDNIGHT (this has happened at least 5 times) Please, stay far, far, far away from PHMC. The state and feds will be in there in no time to deal with constantly disappearing grant funds, and the wrongdoings of DHS and the CUAs which fall under their supervision.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the clouds and actually pay attention to what you're doing. Praise your employees for their hard work and also PAY them for all of their hard work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team"

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    Former Employee - Program Monitor in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Program Monitor in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Effective coworkers
    -Good benefits
    -Growing company
    -Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    -Upper management sometimes unresponsive
    -Conflict was sometimes ignored
    -Sometimes, poor communication between stakeholders

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourself accountable


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Nurse Practitioner"

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    Current Employee - Family Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Family Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Public Health Management part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fellow colleagues are great . Professional atmosphere.Working with patients from a wide variety of backgrounds including poor socioeconomic status and most recently refugees.

    Cons

    Requiring a certain number of patients seen per month which you can never achieve if you take any sick or vacation time. That is counted against your " number ". No increase in salary for more experienced health care providers . Poor communication . Heavy in upper business management .

    Advice to Management

    Have salary transparency for level of experience. Allow clinical providers to make clinical decisions about patient care issues especially in scheduling patients.


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