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Texas Department of State Health Services Reviews

Updated January 30, 2019
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Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John William Hellerstedt
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, work/life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "A great place to work with great benefits and co-workers and managers" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay and a lot of traveling is involved" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Salary is not competitive, there are no raises whatsoever regardless of what you do" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Surveillance Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of State Health Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work with great benefits and co-workers and managers.

    Cons

    none that mattered to me

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run away!"

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    Current Employee - TEXAS WORKS ADVISOR I in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - TEXAS WORKS ADVISOR I in Orange, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits paid by state for employee is a plus.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity or pay increases.
    Training is a joke, what you learn in training is not what you encounter afterwards.
    Dont miss work, get sick or be late for 6 months while training. It is frowned upon big time.
     You are reminded daily that you can be replaced.
    You are expected to work a certain amount of cases in a certain time frame each and every day, and if you dont meet that you are reminded again you can be replaced,
    Staff is expected to work alot of mandatory overtime as straight pay.
    They take a percentage of money out before you are paid for retirement that is mandatory.
    Pay is low, but just above not being able to get assistance yourself.
    You are paid monthly, and taxed monthly. Expect @ 1700 a month take home to start in most cases.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay, management that is not so rude and belittling to employees. More flexibility when new employees start and less attitude from supervisors and mentors.

  3. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist/Microbiologist
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist/Microbiologist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of State Health Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job security
    Multiple training opportunities

    Cons

    Salary range compared to private sector


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Laboratory"

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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 Texas Department of State Health Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment & easy commute

    Cons

    Inefficient, out-date systems in place. Minimal opportunity for professional growth and development and poor compensation.


  5. "Data Entry Operator III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Department of State Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Busy enough to make the day go by fast.

    Cons

    Too much work and not enough employees to meet deadlines. This creates stress on employees. No raises or ways to move up.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health and retirement benefits. Good for people who are conservative and slow to change.

    Cons

    Not innovative and behind current technologies. Pay is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to your employee feedback.


  7. "Compliance Officer"

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

    I have been working at Texas Department of State Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Generous leave, many holidays, flexible

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is hindered by management playing favorites. Salary not reflective of education and experience. Raises are non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair with employees and fight for higher wages.

  8. "Great all around compensation and flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Department of State Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, casual work environment, room for growth and personal development

    Cons

    Ineffective performance management systems, slow clunky organizational structure


  9. "Accountant III"

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    Former Employee - Accountant III in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant III in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of State Health Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a very simple job. It was easy to learn and keep up with any changes.

    Cons

    It was monotonousTedious and Continuous. I would like more of a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to be offered more of a challenge. I can do a lot more. I have the experience and education. I would like to be more helpful.


  10. "No potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Department of State Health Services full-time

    Pros

    No weekends, met alot of good people. Retirement

    Cons

    Low pay, benefits too high, dead end position.