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About Washington State Department of Social and Health Services...
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1949 S State St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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About Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Employees
100-999
Industry
Social Services
Public/Private
Year Founded
Non-profit Status
For-profit

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Pay & Benefits

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Pay
Based on 6 responses
  • Excellent
    67%
  • Poor
    17%
  • Average
    17%
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What's the most unique benefit or perk?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Flexible Work Hours
    33%
  • None
    33%
  • Tuition Assistance Program
    17%
  • Paid leave on birthday
    17%
Poll
83%
of employees say healthcare coverage is good or excellent.6 responses
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83%
of employees say retirement benefits are good or excellent.6 responses
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83%
of employees say the family leave policy is good or excellent.6 responses
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100%
of employees say paid time off/vacation days are good or excellent.6 responses

Growth Opportunities

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How long do employees tend to stay?
Based on 6 responses
  • Less than Two Years
    17%
  • Two to Five Years
    33%
  • More than Ten Years
    50%
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67%
of employees don't worry about layoffs.6 responses
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Agree/Disagree: Taking a job here was a good decision.
Based on 6 responses
  • Disagree
    17%
  • Neutral
    33%
  • Agree
    17%
  • Strongly Agree
    33%
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67%
of employees say good work leads to promotion.6 responses
100%
of employees believe their work helps make the world a better place.6 responses

Management

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Agree/Disagree: Managers care about employees
Based on 6 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    17%
  • Agree
    17%
  • Strongly Agree
    67%
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67%
of employees say the workplace runs efficiently.6 responses
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50%
of employees say management is transparent.6 responses

Work-Life Balance

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67%
of employees say hours are flexible.6 responses
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Agree/Disagree: Hours are long
Based on 6 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    17%
  • Disagree
    33%
  • Neutral
    33%
  • Strongly Agree
    17%
33%
of employees say it's easy to work remotely.6 responses
83%
of employees say schedules are predictable.6 responses
67%
of employees say taking vacation is encouraged.6 responses
67%
of employees say the workplace is parent friendly.6 responses

Company Culture

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What one word or phrase best describes the culture?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Friendly
    33%
  • Work hard, play hard
    17%
  • Fast Paced
    17%
  • Always Evolving
    17%
  • I can't think of any
    17%
67%
of employees are happy to work here.6 responses
83%
of employees say coworkers socialize.6 responses
83%
of employees think their coworkers are smart.6 responses
67%
of employees like their coworkers.6 responses

Employees

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Describe the average political opinions in this organization.
Based on 6 responses
  • Somewhat Conservative
    17%
  • Mixed
    33%
  • Somewhat Liberal
    50%
50%
of employees say the ratio of men to women is about 50/50.6 responses
50%
of employees say the company is very diverse.6 responses
83%
of employees say the employees are diverse in age.6 responses
About the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Walkability
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$59,549
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$949
Median Home Value
$202,299
National
$184,700
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Dependable job, and benefits, other than that, not much else to look forward to here. The administration does not take the work of security guards seriously, it created a hostile work environment between uniformed staff and administration. The union does not have anyone (at the time I was there) to represent the staff at negotiations, which led to us getting 0 pay raise during the CBA renewal. It was very political and you only got places if you stayed on a particular group of people's good side, whether you were qualified for the job or not. There are lots of turn over because people realize they are not treated fairly, and respected here.
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WA DSHS values its employees. The benefits are great, the management has been great, and they promote from within. DSHS has shown me that they care about being as efficient as possible, remembering that we are funded by our tax payers. I not only feel like I'm doing a great service, but that my manager and employer appreciate the work that I do.
This isn't a bad place to work. There are a lot of differences in the workplace and there are options for growth. This environment isn't ideal for someone who needs support to grow. I have flexibility in my job but a lot of people do not have the same experience. There are a lot of people who are not great workers and the company does not fire them. They move them to other areas and it continues to be very frustrating for others. Time off and benefit are great. I enjoy working with my co workers. The team environment could improve if people were a little more positive. The company support healthy work and play balance.