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US Department of Health and Human Services Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Of Health And Human Services Tom Price
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  1. "Challenges working for Health and Human Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Services to low income population

    Cons

    Internal division among senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    Internal bickering is dividing the employees, causing many of them to seek employment elsewhere.


  2. "SSS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Staff , nice Office space, team work environment, pay increase, no micromanagement.

    Cons

    No advice to give at the moment.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Take off whenever you like, still offers defined benefit pension; 401k match;

    Cons

    Bureaucracy; many unmotivated peers, bosses, employees in general; lack of quick upward mobility; trend is to constantly remove various benefits


  4. "Assistant HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Great people, job security, benefits

    Cons

    Slow pace, no direction, uneventful


  5. "Social Service Worker"

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    Former Employee - Social Service Worker in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Social Service Worker in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed helping children and ensured that they resided in safe, nurturing and caring homes.

    Cons

    The workload became unrealistic and too much.

    Advice to Management

    Support more realistic caseloads for Social Workers


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The purpose and goal is honorable.

    Cons

    Too much politics, creates atmosphere where you can't do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage programs already in place. Coordinate initiatives so they support each other instead of compete.


  7. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Telework. Good benefits. Opportunity for meaningful work and public service

    Cons

    Low employee morale. Challenging to navigate during a transition.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "DHHS Service Provider"

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    Former Employee - Family Service Provider in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Family Service Provider in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved being a Family Service Provider, gave me something to feel good about everyday when I went to work

    Cons

    Supervisors are so over worked it takes time for them to get back to you if you have a question

    Advice to Management

    not to block in all of the supervisors time so they can get back to providers in a timely manner


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to be an apolitical in the staffdivs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High level, broad reaching work. If you agree with the administration in power, it's way better to work there!

    Cons

    In this current administration, they're blaming a shadow government that doesn't exist for the problems inherent to government work. It's more that leadership sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making career staff into political pawns


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time

    Pros

    I have learned so much and has help grow professionally.

    Cons

    It was emotionally draining due to the severity of cases.


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