City of Portland (Oregon)

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Overall a good place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

I have been working at City of Portland (Oregon) full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits, good pay and decent work conditions. Lots of emphasis on working safely, even if it takes a bit longer. Plenty of paid time off, awesome health insurance and paid holidays.

Cons

Seniority rules there, thus employees with more time in have less incentive to pull their own weight. Log time employee's complain a lot about benefits, compensation and co-workers that got promoted. Many long time employee's do not understand that benefits like health insurance are not free or cheap, think that a cost of living adjustment is a given right, so with other words a lot of complainers.

Advice to Management

Do not always promoted from within, this fosters a culture of cronyism. Supervisors favor their former coworkers even if they are not the most qualified. It is good to bring in fresh ideas from people that have not always worked in the public sector.

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  1. Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Portland, OR
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Portland, OR

    I worked at City of Portland (Oregon) as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff to work with. All are genuinely committed to the best possible solution for their individual or group project. Extremely well read group.

    Cons

    Time from concept to final project completion can be drawn out. Sometimes too much input is taken which can also slow down a project.

    Advice to Management

    Always have your employees backs and they continue to make you look good.


  2. Great summer job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Seasonal in Portland, OR

    I worked at City of Portland (Oregon) part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, great people, lots of opportunites

    Cons

    I have no negative comments


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