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Texas Department of State Health Services Reviews

Updated July 12, 2018
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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 10 reviews)

  • "They both have control issues and it is not a good work environment to have someone breathing down your neck and then tattling to the boss" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Immunization program"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist
    Former Employee - Program Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent support with management and staff.

    Cons

    The program is excellent to work with.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pensions still provided. Good health insurance

    Cons

    Chaotic. Poor balance between work and family.

  3. "Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional in Harlingen, TX
    Former Employee - Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional in Harlingen, TX

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Documentation requirements keep you from working closely with the patients.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate paperwork.


  4. "Cook 3"

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    Current Employee - Cook III in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cook III in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Department of State Health Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leave on time, know schedule a month in advance

    Cons

    No overtime, benefits package while free is not as good


  5. "Nice people, but unorganized"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; relatively stable employment; sick leave offered; vacation time awards increase with years of service; retirement and 401K plans; health insurance

    Cons

    Unorganized branch leaves staff as "jacks of all trades" too often; lack of foresight; little pay for the demands and high workload; unsure if retirement benefits will be available by the time the younger generations retire

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO STAFF! They know more about the workloads needs, demands, etc. than you do.


  6. "DSHS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    friendly staff, lots of different people to meet and collaborate with, the work can be very interesting

    Cons

    rigid ways of doing things, some of the buildings are in poor condition


  7. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, State Holidays, Skeleton crew days

    Cons

    State Agency, Politics, Slow growth, favoritism

  8. "Texas Works Advisor II"

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

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

    Pros

    Off on weekends, Monday-Friday job

    Cons

    Constantly monitored on calls, wasn't told that you would have to take at least 15-20 interviews and rush through them per day, no matter how hard you tried your best was never good enough, upper management was always micromanaging your superiors, they would cut out your 15 minute breaks, ask your whereabouts, if clients were in the lobby after 4:30pm (Which should've been a cut-off) the particular HHSC office would let people continue to come in making staff late to pick up their own kids and late getting home to their families DAILY! OVER WORKED AND HIGHLY UNDER PAID!

    Advice to Management

    If they told people the real deal about the job, no one would apply. With that said, management should back off and let people work. Last time I checked, jobs didn't hire children and yes in SOME cases some people abuse some privileges, but not all of us, so stop making the good suffer with the bad. Then you wonder why your turn over is in the 80-90%. It'll never change, because management REFUSES TO CHANGE! SO PEOPLE WILL ONLY STAY ON UNTIL TRAINING LOOK FOR OTHER JOBS AND THEN LEAVE. IT'LL ALWAYS BE A REVOLVING DOOR THERE AND THEY ONLY ALLOW CERTAIN PEOPLE TO MOVE UP AND ADVANCE. MEANWHILE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF GOT TO THE POINT OF STRESS WHERE MY HEALTH TOOK IT'S TOLL.


  9. "Not Enough Money"

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

    I have been working at Texas Department of State Health Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros to this job.

    Cons

    Low salary, high stress, no one cares about their job.


  10. "Not worth the stress!"

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

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

    Pros

    The pension is the only benefit of sticking it out for several years

    Cons

    The management is horrible. People within the system, who have no people skills, are promoted to managers, . They receive no management training. Some are downright abusive. The interview process is unethical in some departments. Favorite employees of managers, are promoted.

    Advice to Management

    I made my complaints and you didn't listen.


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