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Texas Health and Human Services Commission Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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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 30 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. Helpful (2)

    "As a former employee, this is only my opinion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work in social services and move to other agencies are there. The job can be extremely fulfilling and enjoyable if you are comfortable with potentially not being able to promote.

    Cons

    Salary for advisors has not been updated to consider the COL for the Austin and surrounding areas. Overtime may be mandatory regardless of what situations may occur outside an employee's control. Talks of moving toward a telecommuting environment were terminated. Many employees have left due to the intense pressure placed on them as jobs are not being filled.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how the advisors and clerical staff must be feeling with the extreme pressure placed on them due to the new performance expectations. The pay does not match the level of work expected of the employees which may be why there is such a shortage in employees at this time.


  2. "specilist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time

    Pros

    Good good good good good

    Cons

    I do not find any thing need to improve

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say to them

  3. "Program Specialist V"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Not very many opportunities to increase pay.


  4. "horrible"

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    Former Employee - DSP in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - DSP in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    working with disabled clients is great

    Cons

    you are taken advantage of as a worker


  5. "Health and Human Services Commission"

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    Current Employee - Regional Business Services Manager in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Business Services Manager in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and retirement compensation.

    Cons

    Base salary is not competitive with similar jobs in the private market.

    Advice to Management

    State employee salaries should be more competitive in order to reduce turnover.


  6. "A place of stability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terrell, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terrell, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time

    Pros

    The pros are that the company is stable,and has good benefits. If you can survive the first six months you are usually there till retirement or you decide to leave.

    Cons

    The pay is not fabulous by a long shot. True you need the health insurance for retirement, but you need the money for now. Also, stability can be a two edged sword. Some people who are nothing of the company's shifting vision will remain till they retire in the same position of power to be a stumbling block.

    Advice to Management

    Do better assessments of what work life is like at all levels of the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Test Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Test Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i do not have any positive feedback.

    Cons

    Can be a little too bureaucratic
    Stressful at times. high school like politics.

  8. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, working with patients, community outings with patients, pay rate is good to start off, getting trained on how to work with patients.

    Cons

    Overtime doesn't get paid. Management doesn't know what they're doing. Favoritism is a big issue if management doesn't like you you'll more than likely get the worse treatment and positions and will never go up.


  9. "Better job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Health and Human Services Commission full-time

    Pros

    More stability for me and my boys. Better pay and benefits. Better working hours and days

    Cons

    I really don't know any cons at this time


  10. "Important Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great co workers. Helping people is satisfying.

    Cons

    Sometimes the clients aren't understanding or appreciative of the services and programs.

    Advice to Management

    Engage and encourage employees


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