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Awful and Corrupt Environment DBH
Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 26, 2019
This CPEP the worst environment for acute patients. The Medical Team and Managers have a history of over medicating patients and the psychiatrist make major errors but since there’s a shortage of psychiatrists in the District of Columbia DBH creates shams investigations to terminate Mental Health Counselors, the Mayor and Council are aware.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Poor Management and concern about billable hours not service
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High Salaries overall - if Liked by Leadership $100k or more
Social Worker (Current Employee) –  DC Office on AgingDecember 25, 2018
Cutthroat culture - Bullying supported by leadership to force folks out they don’t like.

If you have experience, Seasoned Worker Don’t waste your time - you will be forced out or terminated.

Leadership is young - highly educated & throbs on Degreed Personnel - keeping their jobs & supporting cliques, Bullying, Hostile Work Environments

HR incompetency - no background checks folks on board on probation - pending Federal charges within the District but still in their jobs.

Culture of lies & big egos, workplace environment Hostile & unsafe - Leadership gets rid of the person being bullied & keeps the bullies

DC Government is corrupt - poorly managed & Needs a complete overhaul - DC Residents not being served properly, deficiencies ignored, covered up - human rights violations & needs higher level oversight to stop the corruption that exist.

Too many experienced professionals careers ruin - walked out - forced out by the cutthroat culture & Leadership supporting - private meetings, discussions in setting other employees up - targeting who they want to force out - poor performance evaluations completed by Supervisors incorrectly - adding new elements after mid year review to lower the evaluation to later use behavior as opposed to performance

A complete investigation is needed in DC Government incompetent folks keep their jobs while Experienced Workers careers are ruin & labeled as a problem - poor references to new employers - unacceptable behavior

Reviews higher than a 3 are being done by individuals a part of the clique. Reviews of 3 or less commonality
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Glad to hear Backgroung Checks are being done - let’s see who is who & yet being protected by Leadership with overall responsibility & done nothing.
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High Salaries - T&A not documented
Cons
Cutthroat Culture, Bullying, Retailiation, Cliques & Poor Weak Leadership
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Disorganized, bullying environment
Manager (Former Employee) –  EOMNovember 3, 2018
Crisis managed; led by incompetents. Insecure, bullying deputy. You'll do well if you just follow, not think-regardless of your knowledge, abilities. Cutthroat description is very accurate.
Pros
Salary
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Culture, management, cutthroats
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Great Career Opportunity
Debt Accounting Technician (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 12, 2018
A typical day at the District consisted of monitoring and managing the finances of the District, meeting with financial advisers, lawyers, bankers and working on various projects that benefited the city and the tax payers. I learned the ends and outs of municipal finance and how a city operates with tax payer dollars. I learned how to work with large teams with people with various skills to complete large scale projects. Management was great and allowed me to grow and nurtured me as a finance professional. The workplace culture was like a family and the atmosphere of the was great. The hardest part of the job was the travel time and affordability of nearby housing. The most enjoyable part of the job was doing work that benefited the residents of DC and the future of their communities.
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Not a very nice place to work for Men
Agency Fiscal Officer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 18, 2018
Not a very nice place to work. Second level management very bad as well as my salary was not commensurate with my experience. I would not recommend the D.C. Government to an career minded person.
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Poor management
Program Administrator (Former Employee) –  CFSASeptember 16, 2018
Upper management is focus on relationship instead of having the best and qualified person in place. Many Deputies with a few exceptions are over their hands.
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Bullying hostile environment
OAH (Former Employee) –  Washington DCAugust 11, 2018
I would not recommend this workplace. Management is awful. People yell and scream at each other. Training needed in appropriate work place behaviors and practices
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Benefits
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4.0
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Productive, great enviroment
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Columbia, WAJuly 20, 2018
Great people to work around, awesome environment. Clean space and everyone is very friendly. I learned a lot from the people that have been there for a while.
Pros
Nice Enviroment
Cons
Short Hours
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Times are changing
COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 21, 2018
Great place for young people to work.

The management stick together against it employees. Approves impossible tasks and goals.

HR is now finger printing and doing background checks on it;'s employees.
Cons
Influx of new personel
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Great organization to work for
Management Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 22, 2018
Learn a great deal from my managers over the years while working for the government. Great managers and great coworkers. I learn a great deal about the social service field as well as Medicaid
Pros
work experience
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Excellent Place to work
Supervisory (Current Employee) –  yscJanuary 24, 2018
I have worked for this agency for over 13 years and although it is always a change in upper management. This job has afforded me, promotions, education, and economy rewards.
Pros
rewarding job
Cons
bad hours
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Poor Work-Life Balance
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 20, 2018
Very Poor Work-Life Balance. Cut-throat culture. Always need to watch your moves and interactions. Tough place to thrive in. Great projects, but lack of opportunity for growth.
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Good place to work
Operating Budget Advisor (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 8, 2018
Very good place to work I learned a lot. a typical day work is mostly over 8 hours. the hardest part of the job is the commute and report to numerous bosse.
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Unique public sector environment to thrive in!
Associate Director, Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 5, 2018
With City, County and State responsibilities, the Government of the District of Columbia is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking to leverage their skill, knowledge and abilities to better the public good.
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Difficult job with emphasis on billable hours, surprising in a public agency
Psychiatric Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 4, 2018
While I worked there the emphasis shifted toward productivity measures and use of interventions for clients which did not take into account their chronic psychiatric problems and lack of response. Despite lack of improvement the approaches were not abandoned. Actually the focus shifted toward reducing the criteria for release and it appeared that there was a quota of patients who had to be released despite low likelihood of success.in the community. Mixed civil committed patients with forensic. Leadership which were client centered were forced out and replaced. The physical setting was modernized but felt like you were working in a fortress with no windows. Operation was under court order to change practices due to prior deficiencies resulting in panic by administration so as not to lose accreditation.
Pros
highest salary available in this area for clinical social workers
Cons
Reduction in retirement benefits, lack of respect for licensed clinical staff
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Happy in DC
Wage Withholding Specialist (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 30, 2017
My typical work day consists of processing child support orders and arranging employer wage withholding for non-custodial parents. I learned that it is an interesting and complicated field with very dedicated people who really want the best for their clients.The hardest part of the job is seeing a non-custodial parent not willing to provide for the child by attempting to evade their responsibilities. The most enjoyable part is knowing that a child is being provided for because of the work I did.
Pros
Banquets, great atmosphere, fun people
Cons
The days are too short
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Ok
PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Columbia, WADecember 17, 2017
Great place to work to promote public health and favorable health outcomes. Was glad to be a part of the team. However, had to relocate. So, I left at that time.
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WOrking in DC
Various management (Former Employee) –  District of Columbia, DCNovember 12, 2017
A typical day's work consisted of managing a tax collection division. Working with internal and external customers. Managing time and absences via PeopleSoft.
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good job
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (OCFO) (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 21, 2017
great job loved the job, everything is amazing best place. good co workers. i love everything about this place i just need to move to California. Can not be in DC anymore
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Productive Workplace
Accountant, Financial Reporting Division (Current Employee) –  Columbia, WAAugust 11, 2017
Work life balance can be managed successfully.
Opportunity for career advancement possible.
Health and Insurance benefits are great.
Motivational and Health and Wellness talk series always available.
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