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Tennessee Department of Health Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  1. "Steady work, Low pay, Low advancement"

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    Current Employee - Office Supervisor I in White House, TN
    Current Employee - Office Supervisor I in White House, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Tennessee Department of Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady income, with lots of benefits. There is a good retirement plan in place for preferred service employees. There are 11 paid holidays a year.

    Cons

    They don't pay overtime, instead they give you vacation time equal to whatever extra time you work. Depending on where you are at in the organization there may be virtually no ways of advancing into a higher position.

    Advice to Management

    Started in low level management, but there is no opportunities to rise higher.


  2. "State - the New Plantation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tennessee Department of Health full-time

    Pros

    caring employees on the front lines

    Cons

    tyrant styled leadership, excessive waste of taxpayer and grant money

    Advice to Management

    eliminate excessive mid management. empower front line staff


  3. "In transition from odd of date system to new and update systems for reporting health care information."

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    Current Employee - Information Ressource Systems Specialist III in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Information Ressource Systems Specialist III in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Tennessee Department of Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to come to get some experience in the public health field and benefits are good at present time.

    Cons

    With re-organization and massive change that may take place with in a few months, it may be hard to stay for more three to five years without having to move to other places.


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  5. "Great place to work if you enjoy public service. Terrible place to work if you're ambitious and strive for efficiency."

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Board Administrative Assistant II in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Regulatory Board Administrative Assistant II in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennessee Department of Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Geat benefits and paid time off. Also after 3 yrs of employment you get $100 per yr of service.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement because vacancies are few and far inbetween. People generally stay in positions and/or offer 20+ years of service, making it difficult to achieve advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop turning a blind eye to the dead weight and stop dumping work on those who actually work and do a great job. Improvement with communication is also necessary to address all the problems that exist.


  6. "Come on in, just don't expect to go anywhere!"

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    Current Employee - Auditor III in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Auditor III in Nashville, TN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for the state are: Security, Benefits, Time off. However, your pay will always be less than you could be making and it can be frustrating waiting on people to die/retire before you can be promoted. However, this is the perfect job for someone out of college and looking to get some experience. If your plan is to work 30 years and retire, this is also a good position, but you better be frugal with your money! You will never have a huge house and a boat....but, you will always have a job. I suppose in this day and age, that is saying quite a bit!

    Cons

    Pay is about 15-20% less than it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management has largely no significant role. I believe they should strive more to engage in some of the actual work being done. However, I must say that my Director and Commissioner are both very impressive people and I have enjoyed working for both of them.


  7. "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennessee Department of Health full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, cares about employees well-being, motivated individuals

    Cons

    Less than average compensation for employees


  8. "Lack of Diversity"

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

    I worked at Tennessee Department of Health full-time

    Pros

    Good Sense of Community

    Cons

    Lack of Diversity in Leadership and mid-level management.


  9. "Business Analyst"

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

    Pros

    It tends to be unorganized at times. If you like being challenged, it ok.

    Cons

    Difficult to make a difference because of leadership.


  10. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennessee Department of Health full-time

    Pros

    Great wealth of knowledge. Intelligent colleagues with a wealth of friends in many areas of healthcare. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay could be better.


  11. "Department of Health"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and the work were great.

    Cons

    Sterile work environment that was uninspiring. The pay is not great.


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