Ohio Department of Health
3.8 of 5 5 reviews
www.odh.ohio.gov Columbus, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 21, 2014

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I enjoy working for the Ohio Department of Health

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

ProsGreat atmosphere. Enjoy coworkers.

ConsIt takes a long time for things to get approved

Advice to Senior ManagementAsk employees for their input

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I served as a consultant to ODH for over 25 years and found it both challenging and professionally fullfilling

Public Health Consultant (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I worked at Ohio Department of Health full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat benefits and opportunity for continued education. An opportunity to work with dedicated public health experts from many fields who really come together in a crises or emergency.

ConsAs with any government entity, accountability and red tape provide more than their share of roadblocks in accomplishing any task.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I think generally satisfaction with the job varies dramatically between bureaus, so my experience may be worse than some

Researcher (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

ProsSalary, time off, and benefits are generally very good
Staff can be very passionate about their work
Schedules are generally flexible
Union protection (for now) is a plus

ConsExperience the typical frustrations with bureaucracy
Nearly impossible to move up
Our bureau (my unit, particularly) was routinely over worked and understaffed
We have been under a wage freeze for almost four years
Expectations are not always clearly communicated
Some favoritism
Extremely low morale
Many staff are given more work and are more competent than many managers

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not keep staff in the dark about decisions and changes
Change HR standards to allow more flexibility on behalf of the hiring manager

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Health Planning Administrator (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

ProsProvides good salary and benefits.

ConsVery political environment to work in.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide good leadership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you love to be micromanaged by people that don't understand your job, this is the place to be!

Immunization Program Manager (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at Ohio Department of Health

ProsI feel passionate about the work that I do (initiating, expanding, developing, and maintaining programs that are designed to prevent disease). Despite the bureaucracy and many hurdles that I have faced, I feel that I have accomplished a lot during my time here. Although executive staff tends to micromanage me, my direct supervisor has been supportive.

ConsThe current leadership does not seem to value staff education and experience. Therefore, our insights and ideas tend to be discounted. We are micromanaged to the point of having executive staff review and rewrite our memos. I manage a $100 million program and I am no longer allowed to sign even a simple memo myself without approval from executive staff - so it takes a minimum of a month to get anything sent out. It is embarassing to have to answer questions from our partners about why it takes so long to get simple tasks accomplished and I have grown weary of the hours of wasted time.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider that there are many highly educated, highly experienced, and highly motivated staff members who feel passionate about their jobs. Don't discount their insights and ideas - and please stop micromanaging us.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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