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Department of Human Services experience report

  • 04.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Understaffed

1.39

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