South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Dec 17, 2020

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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton
Catherine Templeton
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Experience, Great Work Environment, Lots of Independent Work, Great Benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and paid time off(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management doesnt know how each program actually work cause they have never worked it(in 10 reviews)

  • "Non competitive pay, working during major storms with no pay only comp time, not a lot of opportunity for advancement(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "DHEC"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good work environment - Great Benefits - Paid Holidays -Weekends off -Many job opportunities

    Cons

    -Low salary -non-negotiable salaries - Some jobs do not have growth - Hard to get salary raises - Long hiring process

  2. "Great Jumping-off Point"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Health Manager II in Lancaster, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Experience, Great Work Environment, Lots of Independent Work, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Promotions are rare to non-existent. To move up, you must move laterally to the central office. Upper management tries to micromanage

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  3. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Systems Programmer III 

    I have been working at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

    Pros

    Good work environment and everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    I didn't see any cons.

  4. "OCRM"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OCRM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    staff for the most part is friendly and easy to work with. otherwise, i struggle to find many pros

    Cons

    Awful salary and benefits package. Not competitive (an outside consultant compared such with other states and with the private sector, found that DHEC is not competitive, but nothing was done with the conclusions of the study). Complete disaster of organization and management. HIGH turnover. The office is drowning in work and will never catch up because they cannot hire and keep staff. Very discouraging and frustrating work environment because nothing is ever accomplished. Little room for promotion because positions are limited.

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    "Don't do it"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Manager in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Short work week hours 37.5 is fulltime

    Cons

    Every thing else besides work hours! Low pay, poor work environment, wrong people in leadership, no promotion potential, no transferable skills...etc

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  6. "It was nice enviornment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

    I worked at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work environment is nice and good. Co-workers and managers were nice

    Cons

    Salary is little bit on low side.

  7. "SCDHEC"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Chronic Disease Epidemiology in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a fairly relaxed work environment where you have plenty of access to resources you need for effective data analysis and management.

    Cons

    While some of the department is working to implement better surveillance or clean up surveillance data that hasn't been used, the secondary data is fairly limited which is largely attributable to SC fiscal policy.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Specialist II"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control full-time

    Pros

    Great work experience, the patients can be friendly, clean work environment, holidays off with pay

    Cons

    Horrible management, no pay increase and management has favorites. Not a good place to work.

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  9. "Absolutely amazing!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control full-time

    Pros

    State job, benefits, and scheduling. Great work environment with great people who actually appreciate hard work and dedication.

    Cons

    DHEC pay is on the lower side but considering what you get benefit and time wise, it is worth it.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Registered dietitian"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Registered Dietitian in Goose Creek, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dhec provides great benefits, competitive salaries, good work environment. The people are nice. It's a state job with retirement

    Cons

    I don't really see a downside. The hours are good. There are many locations in the charleston area. Some of the buildings are old and can be cold.

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