Washington Department of Health Employee Reviews about "retires"

Updated Jul 27, 2018

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Washington Department of Health Secretary of Health 	John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
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  • "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. "Great people and a learning environment"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Washington Department of Health

    Pros

    Always an opportunity to learn more and shadow other labs. Friendly people and place to work with a laid back atmosphere. The lab staff is a mix of recent graduates to middle age. Appreciation is shown to employees through potlucks, monthly birthday celebrations, and other small social events. Flexible and easy to take time off and take lunch and breaks wherever it works best with your schedule. When new supplies or instruments are needed it is provided.

    Cons

    Very hard to move up unless someone quits or retires. Pay is not great compared to the cost of living in the area. Employees that are salary are treated like hourly (even if work is done you must stay til the bell rings). The Shoreline lab gets forgotten and doesn’t get all the great benefits of the Tumwater campus even though we still receive emails about events that are not relevant to lab staff.

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  2. "Good benefits, not much upward mobility"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Radiation Health Physicist in Tumwater, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washington Department of Health full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay for engineers considering its a state job.

    Cons

    No upward mobility unless someone dies or retires. High achievers are treated just like poor performers and are paid the same too. People who don't do their job well or at all are not disciplined and are never fired.

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    "WA State Department of Health"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Health Services Consultant in Tumwater, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Washington Department of Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a positive difference and improve health of people throughout the State. Many excellent, diverse programs.

    Cons

    If there are layoffs due to lack of funding, seniority counts more than education or experience. A person with no experience in a particular field can usually bump somone with more specific experience but less seniority. Union membership is required for non-management positions, yet the union seems to make little difference. Very little upward mobility. Vacancies usually only occur if there is new grant funding, or if someone retires.

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