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Review averages

  • 58 employees say

    Excellent (31)
    53.448275862069%
    Good (19)
    32.758620689655%
    Satisfactory (6)
    10.344827586207%
    Subpar (2)
    3.448275862069%
    3.78
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Department of Human Services

Reviews - What employees say

3.78 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Sometimes the culture is too lax to me

Teamwork

Previous supervisor liked to cause dissension amongst workers

Freedom to work independently

You had no choice but to work independently because previous supervisor either didn't know anything and/or confused the situation further.

Internal Communication

Did not communicate well. In fact they rarely shared any information.

Gender Equality

Yes I would say that there was opportunity that was fair across the board

Attitude towards older colleagues

Everyone was able to advance regardless of Age

Career Development

Opportunities for advancement was available

Overall compensation for your work

Pay was good support was not always there

Office / Work Environment

Environment was subject to change day to day

Environmental Friendliness

Do offer recycling

Work-Life Balance

You had to personally etch out a work-life balance to maintain your sanity

Company Image

I enjoyed working for previous employer but strongly disliked how my unit was run

Job Security

I felt position was stable but did not care to remain there

Handicapped Accessibility

Company was able to accommodate disabilities

Workplace Safety

Trainings were offered frequently

Challenging Work

It was challenging due to incompetent supervisor

Inclusive / Diverse

Very diverse atmosphere

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would like to see a more interactive environment. I would like to see the workload be more manageable for each employee.

What I like about the company

I really enjoyed my co-workers. I found them to be the most supportive professionally and personally.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of management maintaining supervisors that are incompetent.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Department of Human Services
  • City
    Philadelphia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 04.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Constant change without discussion or consideration on how it might affect employees is their motto.

Support from management

Some are good managers but there’s always a micromanager that ruins your day. A lot of labor harassment goes unnoticed.

Teamwork

Everyone’s workload is so heavy, it is stressful when other people’s work are assigned to you. Which creates a bad atmosphere.

Freedom to work independently

None. Rules and policies must be followed at all times and micromanagers prevent you from doing your job freely. Always on your case waiting for you to mess up.

Internal Communication

When meeting to solve a problem occur, not one thing employees suggest ever makes it to an approval.

Gender Equality

5 guys 38 women.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Managers treat older people badly. Management needs to work on treating older employees with compassion.

Career Development

Very little.

Overall compensation for your work

Not enough for the work we perform. We have a caseload that should be the work of 3 people not one.

Office / Work Environment

Stressful all day. You never know when you’re going to get yelled at either by a client or a manager.

Environmental Friendliness

Sometimes is ok.

Work-Life Balance

The workload is so intenese you don’t want to take time off to go to doctor’s appointments or to take a sick day because the following day your workload has doubled.

Company Image

Bad. No one has anything good to say about any Welfare office. Clients don’t take into consideration that budget when it comes to hiring is always low. We can’t providee the service clients deserve when we have a million other things to do.

Job Security

With Trump as president, who knows what will happen to our department.

Handicapped Accessibility

Doors don’t open automatically.

Workplace Safety

No boundaries. We can get shot at any moment. Easy access to intake area.

Challenging Work

It’s challenging in all the wrong places. A challenge for us is to try to get to our overdue work somewhat in time before we get in trouble.

Inclusive / Diverse

Soemwhat ok. No black people, just Hispanic and white.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire more people.

What I like about the company

Some managers are good.

What I dislike about the company

Everything, from the understaffing to the company culture. Is a survive if you can environment. Always being yelled at by headquarters and our job is not appreciated.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Department of Human Services
  • City
    Luzerne
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • A much better break room. The break room is crap with uncomfortable chairs and cheap cafeteria tables. Super expensive vending machines and stinky broken down refrigerators . Would it kill them to buy a couch?!? How about a decent coffee machine for community use? How about some plants and a community style table with grown up chairs?

What I like about the company

Everyone asks how I'm doing and if I need anything. I'm encouraged to take care of myself and do my best work.

What I dislike about the company

Not everyone is open to the new way of doing things. Ethics are paramount now and the burnt out employees are slowly leaving.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Department of Human services
  • City
    Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 58 employees say

    Excellent (31)
    53.448275862069%
    Good (19)
    32.758620689655%
    Satisfactory (6)
    10.344827586207%
    Subpar (2)
    3.448275862069%
    3.78
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Department of Human Services
3.78
58 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.35
201,276 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,506,000 reviews