Secretary (SG-9) (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – September 19, 2018
A typical day at DOH was sufficiently busy and satisfying. Management and all other staff were extremely supportive and friendly while I was learning the agency and position requirements. I left each day feeling a sense of accomplishment and that I was appreciated. Hardest part was non-flex work schedule which resulted in a long and stressful commute each way. That is the only reason I left the position.
Smoking Cessation Associate (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – May 27, 2018
Ripe with managers/supervisors who speak of employee/employee partnership, but could really care less. They overly emphasize fundraising to the point where it almost seems mandatory. Lack of transparency and direction. Just slightly above average place to work for. Though, I've been told our health insurance benefits are far better than most.
Associate Computer Programmer (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – February 4, 2018
Develops new programming concepts, and modifies processes in response to changing business requirements and/or in anticipation of new trends. Recommends design changes to hardware and software as well as for test procedures. Reviews/approves final documentation and test procedures for complex applications/programs.
Eligibility Determination Clerk (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – October 27, 2017
Like the other reviewers, there is no room for growth and leadership was very poor. The supervisors tend to find the negative in everything. I once asked for help in completing a task (was out sick, did not want to miss a deadline and thought I was being forthcoming) and was written up for it. They promote a hostile work environment and most definitely pitted employees against each other. Lastly, there was always some sort of donation or charity event going on and if you did not participated, you were alienated. Some employees could not afford to participate in every event.
Clerk I (Former Employee) – Menands, NY – October 24, 2017
It's a day of following rules and working on your work, making sure you are seated at your desk on time and pay attention to detail. It's a good place to learn new things and there are nice people to work with you, but do not be late or have issues with getting to work.
Clerk 1 (Current Employee) – Menands, NY – June 6, 2017
It's mostly independent work. I learned how to relax and to read instruction thoroughly so I can process the work well. The environment and the culture is awesome. I don't have any problem with my job or my bosses. The hardest part is communication, only because I am deaf. But, it is ok. I love my job and I have nothing to complain about. I enjoy working all day, by myself all day. At the end of the day, I make my boss happy.
very strong IT platform with cutting edge tech stack for software development
Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – October 5, 2015
Mainly work on developing web applications with Java, also maintain GIS server and geocoding web services, work closely with DBAs and develop SQL statements. Writing facility scripts to make all kinds of daily job easier, such as creating tools to monitor applications, data cleansing, customized geocoding tools, etc.
Colleagues are highly skilled and eager to learn new technology. They are friendly and with strong responsible attitude.
The most enjoyable part of the job is working together with development team members and discussing details of the requirements of the applications with our customers. New projects are challenging and I can always learn new stuff.
Public health representative (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – June 22, 2015
I agree with no potential for job growth. I was in a grant funded position for 10 years. Once the grant ended, there was no effort made to place me on another grant. There is no severance package and you are left to your own vices in securing a new position. Good luck.
Abstracting Specialist (Former Employee) – Menands, NY – April 10, 2015
I did not have my certification at the time I had this job, but I was learning a lot of new data coding guidelines. I would review hospital data for errors and I was learning how to abstract prostate cancer primaries. Management was horrible in this job, which made it very difficult.
Great place to work but it is a non profit which operates on grant funding
Clerk (Former Employee) – Rensselaer – October 30, 2014
Some positions are fast paced some are slow and tedious. Overall people are great to work for. Management is fair with employees, you can work most days at your own pace. As long as the work gets completed everything runs smoothly. Errors are usually easily corrected (if needed).
Equipment is up to date and easy to learn to use.
Hours are 7.5 a day Monday thru Friday. Some positions have flex time.
Overall, it is a good place to work, pros exceed cons
Health Program Administrator (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – January 29, 2014
This is a great company to work for but most of the time the positions are grant funded and managed by the NYS Dept of Health - that agency has poor organizational leadership and management. Once your grant is up - there is always a risk you will be out of a job unless you can find another position or they move you into another position.
NYS retirement, great benefits, can work at NYS Dept of Health based on your experience, not on a civil service exam
Clinical Research Coordinator (Former Employee) – Menands, NY – November 14, 2013
Responsible for collecting data, and screening patients for participation in various research studies. Assist with the recruitment of patients, gathering data and entering it into the database. Act as a liaison between principle investigator, the patient and lab, scheduling of appointments and completion of assigned paperwork. Facility workplace located at Helen Hayes Hospital. Employer is Health Research Incorporated.
Ability to recruit subjects into studies is difficult but doable
Part Time Hourly Employee (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – August 19, 2013
: Initiate revisions and update two priority policy documents related to the investigation of drinking water complaints and waterborne disease outbreaks; review historical information to update program policy; work with regional and technical program staff to understand and address regulatory and field implementation issues; clarify program policy and implementation expectations; develop final drafts of updated program policy, guidance and technical consistent with state and federal regulatory requirements
The reseach preformed here is superior - the staff is dedicated
Secretary I (Current Employee) – 120 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY – May 24, 2013
Standard State job 9-5 I have learned so many fascinating things about science and team work. Managment is very much respected and my co-workers are some of the best people in the world. The hardest part of the job is getting approvals and the most enjoyable is watching science evolve.
People are wonderful, the research here is tremendous