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Texas Department of State Health Services Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Dec 1, 2021

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Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John William Hellerstedt
John William Hellerstedt
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "good benefits and great people to work with(in 24 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, good experience and supportive managesr(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, and not much increase in promotion(in 20 reviews)

  • "The work environment is not good enough(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      P Good

      Dec 10, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Atmosphere is relaxed. Good Benefits.

      Cons

      Pay sucks for Austin. The same position in small Texas towns gets the same pay with a lower cost of living.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place

      Dec 1, 2021 - Epidemiologist 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Job stability and benefits are good

      Cons

      The salary here is very low

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    3. 2.0
      Former Contractor

      Boring

      Nov 4, 2021 - Anonymous Contractor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They provide good benefits to be honest

      Cons

      People are so dry and boring, except for the social work department

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Underpaid overworked disorganized leadership

      Sep 30, 2021 - Research Analyst in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits hard-working teams able to contribute to important public health initiatives

      Cons

      Low salary compared to private sector mandatory OT completely disorganized leadership work heavily influenced by politicians

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Stable Employer

      Jul 20, 2021 - Medical Technologist in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good benefits and great people to work with. No overtime and a low stress work environment. Great way to gain experience

      Cons

      Pay isn't just "low for the state", most people who live on their own have to have a second job.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Work for the state has some benefits

      Aug 30, 2021 - Lab Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, many holidays to include state and federal

      Cons

      salary low compared to same position

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent to Good

      Jun 14, 2020 - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits - Pension plan that vests after 10 years, some random holidays that most people in the private sector don't get, annual leave that accrues continues to grow the longer you stay. Some Training Opportunities for Technical Workers - Opportunities to take some in-person and online courses and go to some conferences if they are local. Basically a 40 hour a week job for non-management - The OT approval process is sort of bureaucratic and requires multiple levels of approval so it tends not to happen. When it does happen you get time and a half comp time. Most of the tasks given and expected are fairly reasonable. Generally there is enough spare time to try to experiment and propose new ideas as you come up with them as long as you can figure it out and implement it yourself

      Cons

      Merit raises are rare, you have to continue to climb the ladder or you will stall out in pay. Management tends to not provide a ton of guidance and can be out of their element when advising and implementing projects with technical staff. A general feeling that fires are always needing to be put out in the section you happen to be in. This might not be related to your job but it tends to consume all managers in your section.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Agency in Decline

      Apr 20, 2021 - Epidemiologist III in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are good - especially retirement benefits. Most staff are interested in doing a good job

      Cons

      Endless administrative rules and regulations andcentralized administration is the tail wagging the dog.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

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      Jan 11, 2021 - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, nice people, room to grow

      Cons

      bureaucracy, traditional mindsets, slow pace

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Pna

      Dec 20, 2020 - Pna I in Harlingen, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits job security. Good retirement plans.

      Cons

      No leadership.more for staff n less for them selfs.

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