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  1. "OK if you have a second income or live with your parents"

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    Former Employee - Family Independence Case Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Family Independence Case Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good benefits for single people.

    Cons

    Underpaid. This is the reason I left.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience working with a variety of situations in the social services field"

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    Current Employee - Social Servics Specialist in Blackshear, GA
    Current Employee - Social Servics Specialist in Blackshear, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefit package, good work schedule typically

    Cons

    Low pay, and at time the work load and schedule is not good

    Advice to Management

    Keep offices fully staffed, and set up a defined salary improvement plan so that employees can have something to look forward to

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Good entry-level job, but overwhelming"

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    Former Employee - Economic Support Specialist in Albany, GA
    Former Employee - Economic Support Specialist in Albany, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Set schedule, 8 am to 5pm, weekends off, accrue vacation and sick time,

    Cons

    No chance for growth. Buddy system used for promotions. Misinformation given workers intentionally. No one in management you can trust.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and open with your workers. Stop being cheap and pay better salaries to retain your workforce. Hire employees who are actually qualified.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Case manager"

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

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Racism at its best. Pay black workers lower salaries than whites. No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Run


  5. Helpful (2)

    "OFI ficm ll"

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    Current Employee - OFI FICM Il in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - OFI FICM Il in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and being able to take time off when needed. Paid time off, including holidays etc

    Cons

    Being underpaid and over worked. Also, making the same pay as those who are less experienced and not as qualified for the position. Its quite unfair that a person with only a high school diploma can enter the doors receiving the same pay as person who holds several degrees. Dfcs should be as any other organization that pay you according to your experience or qualifications etc. I feel slighted and under appreciated. It would also be nice if the same meetings, promising the same things would just STOP IT!
    STOP MAKING A MOCKERY OUT OF YOUR EMPLOYEES! I feel as though its a set up and definitely time to find something much more rewarding!!!

    Advice to Management

    Everything is designed for the higher ups to succeed..point blank! Us little people will never make it anywhere within this agency!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Decent, stable but it's all about who you know"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The health insurance, stable income, solid location and networking opportunities are all pros when working within the State office of DHS.

    Cons

    As with any job there are some cons that come with working for the State office of DHS; Stagnant, Top heavy organization, Lots of red tape, not much room for creativity and often complacent co workers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your constituents and employees concerns to build a more efficient entity. Dive into the work that those under you do so you can gain a clearer understanding of the work that is being done not just the results the work yields.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great if you have the right degree."

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    Current Employee - Economic Support Specialist in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Economic Support Specialist in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You really get to help some people who really need it. There is room for advancement if you have the right background. Overall its a paycheck.

    Cons

    They over work you and under pay you. If you have a degree or background in social work this is the place for you. Sadly they hire alot of people with various backgrounds and it becomes a place where dreams come to die. No advancement unless you have a social work backing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling your employees things are going to change and they don't. Do not insult our intelligence. Stop micro managing and let us work.

  8. "Overall good experience with some things that could improve."

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    Former Employee - Social Services Supervisor in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Social Services Supervisor in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive staff, good benefits, vacation days, paid time off, good relationships with co workers

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, hiring was not a good process which often left vacancies and more work for others.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on hiring process to ensure there is proper amount of hires for the workload


  9. Helpful (5)

    "If you're offered a job here, don't take it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    15 paid vacation days + 15 paid sick days + 12 paid holidays per year. This is the ONLY benefit to working here.

    Cons

    We received a 1% pay raise in July 2015 and a 1% pay raise in July 2014. Prior to that, the last pay raise was in January 2008 and I think it was 3%. That's not a typo; we went 6 and 1/2 years with NO pay increases!! In fact during that time we had 2-3 years of 5% pay CUTS in the form of mandatory furlough days. Starting pay is extremely low and you will never get a decent increase. The governor and legislature do not value us as employees. Morale is low and turnover is high. Caseloads are unmanageably high.

    Advice to Management

    Give a one-time 20% pay increase to all employees making $40,000 or less. Then give 3-5% pay raises every year to your excellent employees. Fire poorly performing staff and give them the opportunity to work somewhere else. Put your money where your mouth is and treat your staff like you value and appreciate them!!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Don't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Social Services Case Manager
    Former Employee - Social Services Case Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Georgia Department of Human Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, travel checks, paid leave

    Cons

    Often long and staggering hours, poor management, lack of support, issues scheduling time off with large case loads, very low pay for what job entails.

    Advice to Management

    Help new employees by training them in your home agencies, not just sending them off for 3-7 weeks of policy training. Prepare them for what really happens on cases. Don't get lazy just because you got a higher position and a raise, remember you were in there position once.


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