I'm sure senior management felt there was a culture, but the focus was on stroking one-another.
Support from management
Constant turnover and reorganization. Always new promises without follow-through.
Women were in the majority, including leadership.
Attitude towards older colleagues
The structure of the wage system was discriminatory. Older employees were forced to take entry level jobs, regardless of background. When looking for a career change, one was expected to take the entry level wage, regardless of tenure.
If one didn't want to go into management because of the culture, there was no career opportunity for advancement once one hit a threshold. I was hired at the threshold due to my background and had not opportunity.
Overall compensation for your work
Through 8 years I watched myself increasingly having to dip into retirement savings in order to maintain lifestyle. For two years, there were no increases and employees had to pay a greater % of retirement. Health benefits continued to require a greater share of cost. Greatest salary increase I ever received was 2%. Evaluations were absurd and totally subjective.
Office / Work Environment
Cubicle culture when client culture should have been paramount. Management on the outside in offices, workers on the inside. Simply unacceptable and one of the major reasons I left.
That was what I was told, however with the extraordinary turnover, there was NO program consistency.
As a public agency, work-life was poor. Compared to private organizations, it probably was fair. New employees worked ridiculous hours until they gave up.
Terrible. Senior management made the operational decision to change the name of the Medicaid to a name that no one would know.
Like most public agencies, once one hit tenure, one was secure. As a result, terrible managers would continue to be employed, regardless of employee feedback and results.
What disabled employees?
White collar workplace with little OSHA challenges.
I was proud of my work product, but was not supported. My background was in senior management in the private sector and once I became part of HCPF, gave up.
Inclusive / Diverse
They said they did, as a large part of the clientele were either disabled or minority. No disabled employees worked for HCPF and few minorities.
Suggestions for improvement
- I gave up, thus decided to leave as so many others did. At only 8 years of tenure, I was senior to almost everyone in my department. So sad.
What I like about the company
There is very little that can be done until the wage scale is fixed and turnover reduced.