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Updated February 11, 2018
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Texas Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek
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  • low pay, I really don't have a con to say about workplace (in 31 reviews)

  • The salary is not desirable and it does not compensate for the amount of work required (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Director of Waiver Survey and Certification, Long-Term Care Regulatory Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management, benefits, and state holidays are very nice. Benefits not as good as private sector, however. Steady, dependable work for those who are committed.

    Cons

    commute, lack of career ladder, and less competitive wages than with the private sector lead to a lot of turnover and loss of expertise.


  2. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Data analytics, benefits, retirement, location

    Cons

    Advancement, salary, current training, restructuring

  3. "State of Texas HHSC Technology Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits if you can stay for retirement, Funding is ready to go since it is allocated out of the state budget. Good people to work with, everyone has a common vision. Contract work pays $65-70 W2 no benefits. There is always work to do.

    Cons

    Full time employee pay is typically lower than you will find in other Texas markets. Housing in Austin is higher than you find in other Texas markets due to Austin being a college town and much smaller than DFW , Houston ,or San Antonio. Project scope change is likely with each new legislative session.

    Advice to Management

    Not much management can do about the CONs


  4. "Top Heavy Agency"

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

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. I enjoyed what I did, it was very rewarding.

    Cons

    Non-management suffered staffing shortage, while new excessive management positions were created and filled. Most staff that are not bottom line workers don't have enough to do, but sit around and collect a salary.


  5. "Surveyor"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, autonomy and the variety of activities.

    Cons

    Very low Pay. There aren’t many opportunities to receive continuing education.

    Advice to Management

    Three years with no pay increase or consideration for the cost of living, really?


  6. "Changing Times"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    there is growth depending on the area and

    Cons

    over worked staff and NO employee incentive or bonuses; ideas of staff overlooked at times

    Advice to Management

    learn flexibility and get to know the staff


  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time

    Pros

    Helping educate the General Public

    Cons

    Your caseload is massive and you must be organized

    Advice to Management

    I have no problem with management

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lacking Diversity at ASH"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the benefits, being able to get clinical Social Work supervision for free, low case loads

    Cons

    No raises. Little to no advancement opportunities. They seem to purposefully keep persons of color out of Degreed positions, every single one of the 30-35 social workers were all young white women, one white man and one hispanic man. Through out the ASH system it seemed as though they rarely employed persons of color in positions that require a degree with the exception of the over night nurses who were overwhelmingly all persons of color. It seems that a pervasive culture of racial hierarchy rules at ASH.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being more inclusive in your hiring practices, step outside of your own prejudice.


  9. "Contract Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Currently at the mid-end of major consolidation with many unorganized changes which affects staff production or lack thereof.

    Advice to Management

    Include the staff who do the work in the discussion for changes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice benefits but thats it"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Days off, health benefits, flexible hours don't really do much

    Cons

    Idiot managers, to get promoted its not how hard you work but who you suck up to, the pay is terrible. If you do the same job in the private sector you make 10 to 15k more a year

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage


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