Washington Department of Health Employee Reviews about "interesting work"

Updated Feb 1, 2020

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Washington Department of Health Secretary of Health 	John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
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Pros
  • "Good benefits, good pay for engineers considering its a state job(in 6 reviews)

  • "Employee focused, excellent work - life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very hard to move up unless someone quits or retires(in 3 reviews)

  • "Older workforce so many are on the decline, ironic that so many at the DOH are so very unhealthy(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Loved working here

      Jun 18, 2012 - Microbiologist II in Shoreline, WA
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      Pros

      Great work ethic, lots of opportunities for cross-training, interesting work opportunities.

      Cons

      No personal desk space or computer

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good for when your kids are young

      Feb 1, 2020 - Health Services Consultant III in Tumwater, WA
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      Pros

      Infants at work, telework opportunities, modernized workspaces, flexible schedules, usually interesting work

      Cons

      They are horrible at managing budgets, constantly reorganizing and moving people out of their jobs and under new projects. There are a million HSC 3 positions and hardly anywhere for those people to move up to and often when something does open up- they hire externally. Great for when you have young kids and need some flexibility but if you stay too long you'll turn around and be in the same job class 40 yrs later with no growth esp if you are in management's clique. If no one higher up has an interest in advancing your career you'll be an HSC3 til retirement.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good work and good people

      Apr 22, 2019 - Epidemiologist 
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      Pros

      Interesting work, engaging and supportive teams

      Cons

      Political and process hoops often create hurdles that hinder progress.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Microbiologist 2

      Mar 30, 2017 - Microbiologist 
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      Pros

      Co-workers, location (residential), interesting work

      Cons

      Management controls every aspect of a bench worker's day. It's incredibly difficult to take ownership of a project or to claim success. There is a culture of blame and micromanagement that makes it incredibly difficult to feel comfortable and successful.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Public health - great work, with some growing pains

      Dec 20, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Interesting work that feels truly connected to the community; committed, passionate coworkers; caring environment where people look out for each other

      Cons

      Weak technical management. There is more talent among the staff than is being effectively used, and work often ends up being inefficient or misdirected due to lack of focused oversight.

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