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Updated Jan 10, 2022

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3.5
65%
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69%
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Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Secretary  Kevin Quigley (no image)
Kevin Quigley
89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly staff, good benefits, opportunities to advance or change career goals within the department exists(in 25 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits which includes medical dental(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay compared to city workers at a similar job(in 15 reviews)

  • "Seemingly lack of support from upper management(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent Employer

      Jan 4, 2022 - Nurse Technician in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits, team work, and job satisfaction

      Cons

      Injury or assault from patients

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      n/a

      Jan 3, 2022 - PBS in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good benefits, great opportunities, growth

      Cons

      Micromanaging, low salaries, short-staffed, long training

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Worth it

      Jan 4, 2022 - Attendant Counselor I in Olympia, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was worth working for DSHS SOLA. The benefits are great. Co workers was great

      Cons

      Management, benefits are expensive as well

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Supportive case manager

      Jan 2, 2022 - HCA 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The case manager for my client was always available to support my client and their needs

      Cons

      I have no cons for this job

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Okay

      Jan 10, 2022 - Ombudsman in Olympia, WA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Telework, remote work, work from home

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, lack of support, inability to create actual change or reform

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Agency overview

      Dec 19, 2021 - Senior IT Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      No stress Nice coworker Lots of free training opportunities

      Cons

      pace is a little slow

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Dec 19, 2021 - DSHS in Tacoma, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Certainly something I enjoy every day.

      Cons

      Okay I am still working with the company

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Challenging Occupation

      Dec 16, 2021 - Adult Protective Services Specialist in Olympia, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Protecting vulnerable adults from all types of abuse and self-neglect. Working remotely and out in the field. Working with a great team of people who are supportive.

      Cons

      Limitations on overtime. High caseloads. Sometimes unrealistic expectations for investigators. Inconsistent laws and rules. Lack of services available to help people.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Cna ip job

      Dec 17, 2021 - IP Long Term Aging and Care 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great case managers...they listen and are very good with creative low cost solutions.

      Cons

      Quality of in home cna contracted through a private company was aweful.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not worth it

      Dec 31, 2021 - Social Service Specialist III in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The Pay, Benefits,TIVA , Search engines, IT are probably the best reason for staying at this job.

      Cons

      Toxic staff Slavery mentality Crab in a barrel Cheating Lies Don't follow through on investigations Leadership does not care about you Hire supervisor based on friendship not skill Leadership can get away with murder

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    Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Reviews FAQs

    Washington State Department of Social and Health Services has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 384 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to a friend and 45% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.

    65% of Washington State Department of Social and Health Services employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Washington State Department of Social and Health Services 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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