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Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Reviews

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3.1
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62%
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58%
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Kevin Quigley
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and the city is a nice place for small families(in 16 reviews)

  • "help people that are in a tough place(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "I have an amazing experience assisting needy families"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

      Pros

      I enjoy helping people and seeing people succeed

      Cons

      Not being able to give more input on how to make things better

      Advice to Management

      Suggestions from front line staff are very helpful in growing any company

      Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2019-05-02
    • "DSHS"

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      Current Employee - FSS 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      If you like helping others, this is the job for you

      Cons

      Management operations are somewhat archaic

      Advice to Management

      Modern training for management to encourage a coaching atmoshpere

      Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2019-05-09
    • "Western State Hospital is a disaster area"

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      Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Lakewood, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good salaries and benefits, excellent nurses.

      Cons

      The air is toxic, the water is undrinkable, dangerous sexual predators roam the halls, and most administrators and staff don't care about anything but hanging onto their overpaid jobs. Employees who show initiative are mistrusted, while incompetent buttkissers are rewarded. A typical employee was a grotesque creature we will call BoZo. BoZo would waddle in late, plop her rear ends on her throne, and spend the...

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      Advice to Management

      Fire the incompetent, lazy goldbrickers like BoZo. Then resign and try getting a job in the real world. Good luck with that.

      Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2019-05-22
    • "Challenging job"

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      Former Employee - CIO 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The ability to positively impact 2.7 million WA residents

      Cons

      A very "political" position that places the CIO in the middle

      Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2019-04-25
    • "Tough skin is mandatory to work with clients and coworkers"

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      Current Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Lakewood, WA

      I have been working at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Per Diem is great if you are lucky enough to have training away from your office.

      Cons

      Can be a toxic environment if you are a free thinker. Office policies can be overwhelming when you are truly attempting to help the clients. Rules over ethics!

      Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2019-03-15
    • "Unorganized and Unfortunate"

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      Former Employee - HCA in Vancouver, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      You're able to be an independent contractor.

      Cons

      No direction, no answers to questions, no support, not their problem.

      Advice to Management

      Be more knowledgeable and helpful

      Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2019-03-09
    • "Helping Washington State's Most Vulnerable Citizens"

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      Current Employee - IT Manager in Olympia, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      DSHS's mission of helping the state's most vulnerable makes for a very fulfilling career. Great co-workers. Outstanding benefits.

      Cons

      State budget constraints sometimes hinder recruiting and keeping quality talent.

      Advice to Management

      Lobby to ensure market comparable salaries for IT staff.

      Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2019-02-01
    • "good employer"

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

      I have been working at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Yep, good employer sure thing

      Cons

      nothing I can think of

      Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2019-01-26
    • "great place to work overall"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

        Pros

        help people that are in a tough place

        Cons

        pay is not awful but it's definitely not super high either

        Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2019-01-19
      • Helpful (1)

        "Program Manager"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services full-time

          Pros

          Wonderful employer, wonderful benefits, wonderful co-workers

          Cons

          None at that I can think of while there

          Advice to Management

          Keep the wonderful all wonderful benefits and wonderful co-workers

          Washington State Department of Social and Health Services2018-12-31
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