Supervisor (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 19, 2018
Working for ISDH is fulfilling because you have an impact on the public. The work atmosphere varies based on office location and division. The agency is actively trying to improve the work environment, which is reassuring.
Poor management by those who can't identify with those needing help.
Environmental Scientist 2, Northern region (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – June 13, 2018
Poor recognition for job performance and dedication. The main fulfillment for me personally was knowing I was helping families and children. Poor management of the program I worked for and inexperience in the management position. I enjoyed working with my co-workers who shared an equal passion of trying to help all families throughout Indiana.
The benefits are good and salary was fine.
Travel pay took to long to recieve and became problematic.
Microbiologist (Former Employee) – Marion County, IN – May 16, 2018
Does not treat all employees well. Never let to learn new techniques even if you repeatedly request. They will offer lot of things when you get hired and they never talk about it later. I got hurt at work one day and my manager di not want to report it because they had to do the paper work.
Community Outreach Liaison (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – May 15, 2018
Contractors are given horrible benefits and no paid time off. The environment in The maternal and child health division is tense and awkward to say the least and the helpline is a joke. My first few months seemed great, then this work environment became a nightmare. There are a lot of "directors" and they can treat you however they want with few to no repercussions because they are direct hires and when you are a contracted employee they make it clear you are a no one there. The environment there is toxic and abusive.
Driven and competent workplace that promotes public health
Epidemiology Informatics Integration Specialist (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – May 8, 2018
This job has offered me a great skillset that helped me grow as an employee, as a data analyst, and as an informatician. My colleagues are driven and very excited about serving their fellow Indiana citizens.
Public Health Nurse Surveyor (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 11, 2018
Very educational in the regulations CMS and Indiana Code. Last manager was great although there was frequent changes in upper management staff. Great benefits, but may be difficult with the pay to raise a family. Very family friendly regarding days off, children school schedule, illness.
Health Dept. (Current Employee) – Indiana – February 27, 2018
The salary vs responsibility is a joke. I highly value the autonomy, but that is not guaranteed for every role. It's so hard to make it work on this salary, especially if the student loan forgiveness program is about to be discontinued. There will be little to no incentive for young people to be public servants with the salaries offered, once that program is discontinued.
very low pay with unpaid and uncompensated overtime
Nurse Surveyor (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – February 11, 2018
This position was the lowest paying nursing position in the State of Indiana and routinely required 50+ hours per week. The position was supposed to be 75 hours per 2 weeks. When those hours were reached we were supposed to adjust off for the remainder of the pay period, but we were rarely allowed to do that and were sent to work in areas outside of our normal area, or extra work in our area. This was not compensated by overtime, nor time off.
Records Archiving Specialist (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 27, 2018
ISDH-Vital REcords is very productive but low moral. Managers are not hiring full timer but only temps (not an issue) but they have no skin the game. ITs just a contract to them and do not put the dedication like someone full time does.
Timeoff Offical Federal and State days off
LOw pay and try to do more with less. Tires out the staff much quicker and more turnover rate.
Admin Assist., Interstate Comm. Specialist (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – November 20, 2017
What I expected was to be doing tasks closely related to my passion and intended career in communications. What I wound up being was simply a secretary with minimal training and higher expectations from inefficient leadership. Not to mention, I was let go two weeks prior to my intended termination, while working from home due to an illness and hospitalization. The worst place to work as a minority. I felt bias greatly as a person of color. I have no good things to say.
Surveyor (Former Employee) – Southern Indiana – July 19, 2017
The survey process needs to be taught better, there could be a tag at one LTC and at another there would not be on the same situation. Also, I felt like they should have listened to the surveyors a little more concerning our supervisors.
Do not go here. If you want to work for a State, first, most likely Indiana is not a great choice. But other departments and agencies might be ok. This agency is always on the chopping block for funding, and depending on the position, chain of command may include outside (i.e. Federal) agencies and personnel. Just NO>
District Training and Exercise Coordinator (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 5, 2017
Very laid back relax environment. Plenty of training and learning on a daily bases. Management is very business like and professional. The hardest part of the job is the ability to convince each district how important training and preparedness for their cities. The most enjoyable part of the job is the co workers
The IN State Dept. Of Health is a great place to work.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – March 25, 2017
I have been very fortunate to work in the wonderful Epidemiology Resource Center. They encourage training. While there I completed all three Leadership at all Levels courses. The group I work for are like family. It's the best office I've ever worked in during my time with the State. Good managers, insurance, and pay. The only reason I am leaving is to find a job close to home.
Vacation, sick, and personal days, insurance, hours, coworkers and managers.
Driving to and from work in busy traffic, and bad weather.