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US Department of Health and Human Services CEO Alex Azar
Alex Azar
7 Ratings
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  • "Pay not always comparable to private sector(in 12 reviews)

  • "Long hours which are sometimes outside of traditional hours(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "excellent opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Daycare Provider in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    great to work for I enjoyed the job

    Cons

    can be hard at times to be a provider but its all good

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  2. "Bureaucracy Abounds"

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    Former Employee - Orise Fellow in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great experience, mostly good-hearted people

    Cons

    everything moves slowly, lots of "career-feds"

  3. "Great Mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    This agency has a great mission and supports all Americans.

    Cons

    It's a very large government agency!

  4. "Manage a multi-sector portfolio"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance are good

    Cons

    Fair pay is challenging at times

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Have an escape plan"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I believe in their mission for this nation.

    Cons

    Good old boys club and admission is restricted.

  6. "Leadership not that great"

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      Former Employee - Auditor 

      I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Benefits and location are the biggest pros because it's close to public transit but the area is not that great

      Cons

      Leadership was not that great and did not provide training

    • "Solid Benefits"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Government service does have its perks. Great healthcare, retirement, etc. There are many people you will interact with in you day who truly want to make a difference.

      Cons

      Constant changes in priorities, ineffective management, projects that go nowhere. VERY little appetite for change and innovation. Because it's so hard to remove underperformers, you end up working with a lot of dead wood.

    • "No work life balance in site"

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      Current Employee - Senior Direct Support Professional in Denton, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      I love showing up in my residents lives. Not just to work but being present and advocating for my residents. I love doing what I do and recvn unlimited OT, state paid health care premiums, 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick das days a year... longevity pay every month after 2 years and so many advancement opportunities! As a state of Texas employee I'm working towards retirement that in saving for at a mandatory minimum...

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      Cons

      As a State employee the work life balance is nonexistent! Pay is not competitive though the whole compensation package is! Mandatory OT 16 hrs... ppl quitting left and right bcs there have no work ethic. Wanna cry bcs it's a selfless job with absolutely no work life balance. If you are a single parent or a student this is not a good place for you. They try, honestly the mngmnt try to get you out but when no one shows...

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      Advice to Management

      Schedule legit vacation time and take it. Rest and relaxation allows for more productivity

    • "Adult Protective Services Intake"

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      Former Employee - Adult Protective Intake in Salt Lake City, UT
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      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The ob itself is rewarding. You learn so much and really feel like you are helping make a difference in society to protect vulnerable adults. The Benefits for full-time employees is exceptional. The job itself is so great and you can learn alt of proper procedures.

      Cons

      The office environment was in a state of conflict between the QA Manager and the social workers. There was a lot of turmoil. As a new person, the manager micromanaged who you interacted with and encouraged people to tattle on those who weren't liked. Those who weren't liked wanted to gossip about management. It was hard to just go to work and do your job because of the conflict of social workers versus management.

      Advice to Management

      Not that it will matter but instead of trying to get new employees to avoid the negative opinions of senior employees, focus on being such a positive manager that new people won't believe the gossip anyway.

    • "Good"

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      Former Employee - IT Support Intern in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great place to work no issues from management or co workers.

      Cons

      Needs more opportunities for interns to move up.

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