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Terrible place
City Research Scientist (Former Employee) –  Long Island City, NYAugust 15, 2017
Working at DOHMH is a nightmare to be avoided at all costs. Unless you have a competent supervisor who likes you, you will always struggle. Everyone is out for herself! Really...find somewhere better to work.
Pros
Free insurance
Cons
The rules only benefit those who sleep at their desks.
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Incompetent Management, subpar workplace
PHS (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 27, 2017
Management does not know what they're doing. Atmosphere of favoritism and political, behind-the-scenes maneuvering. The head of the org needs to get involved, to see the daily mismanagement (if she cares). Competence is not rewarded. Disgruntled employees are the norm, staying only for the benefits and pension. No fulfillment here, just trying to keep your head down and not get on anyone's bad side.
Pros
Healthcare
Cons
Incompetence, constant politics
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State of maryland
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJuly 17, 2017
The experience working for the state of Maryland was very interesting. Challenging population with adolescents. Good treatment team. Every day provided different experiences.
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productive learning experience
Home Health Care Aide (Former Employee) –  Poplar Bluff, MOJune 28, 2017
On a typical day I would assist my client out of bed, get dressed, then assist to kitchen in wheel chair to feed. assist to the restroom then assist back to room n start any house work needed.
Pros
bonding with client
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Challenging but yet lovely place to work , meet new people and fall in love with your clients. I love this job
Development Assistant (Current Employee) –  Saint Louis, MOJuly 10, 2016
Helping my clients to be the best , and learn new thing. Make their lives are the best. This was my first working in this field and I love it. I have never worked with people that has mental problems but they're just like the rest of us. They are so much fun to work with, their different personality are adventurous.
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Bureaucratic nightmare
CAT team (Current Employee) –  Queens, NYMay 19, 2016
If you want to devote your entire career to civil service, slowly moving up the ranks and owing your life to the city, then this is for you.

The cubicle life and structure of management creates a feeling of captivity. I felt mostly that the strict roles and management got in my way (creatively, constructively) and didn't allow for much autonomy or respect for talent and abilities. The morale is generally low and turnover is high. You will be a cog in the wheel and will be overlooked and underutilized. The benefits are NOT that great. Sub par in-network doctors and 2 weeks vacation earned after 6-12 months probation.

Mostly importantly, do NOT WORK FOR THE CAT TEAM. The team leader is highly inappropriate, unprofessional and sets impossible standards to meet all while over-familiarity acting as a best friend to employees. She speakers negatively and inappropriately about others colleagues and then will smile to their faces. There have been 2 recent terminations in a 3 month period and would have been a 3rd if someone hadn't been transferred. Worse is that the management above supports these practices and doesn't do anything about the common denominator here. This management style severely limited the workers' abilities and undermined their talents. Find an agency where you can be recognized and respected and don't have to deal with permanent civil servants who negatively contribute to the workplace and cannot be removed.
Pros
Pension if you stay for your entire career
Cons
Cubicle life, lack of morale, high turnover, underutilized employees, monotonous workflow
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Enjoyed working is such a family oriented environment they were accepting
PSC Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 12, 2014
The Department of Health is a refreshing place to work. There is not to much pressure and the staff is very family oriented. I enjoyed the activities that is offered such as watching movies during lunch with fellow employees, jump rope, and book club programs all for employees to enjoy while at work. The perks are great as well!
Pros
Experience working in the epidemiology department
Cons
assignment was too short
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Great Work place
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 19, 2013
Learning experience. Great staffing as well. Most enjoyable part of working here was being able to use the different software to gain experience and the great staffing.
Pros
Great people.
Cons
No cons
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