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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Port of Oakland as an intern for less than a year

Pros

There is a lot of work for anyone who'd like to optimize procedures

Cons

Nobody have been trained to the "new software" installed in 2009... we all discover new / odd things everyday.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, but debt load and imminent wave of retirements will continue to limit long-term growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Port of Oakland full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Motivated and (generally) friendly coworkers, great benefits and good public sector salaries. Current executive team has a positive outlook and is poised to be able to capitalize on opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of internal turmoil over the last few years, and current economic outlook is limited due to enormous debt burden from previous projects. Generally more business-like as compared to some government agencies, but still an independent department of the City of Oakland.

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    Still seems to be a major disconnect between the outlook and perspective (challenges and opportunities) as seen by senior team and those on the rank and file level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    In for a challenging road ahead.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Port of Oakland

    Pros

    Well compensated employees; differing abilities for promotion depending on division; wide range of policy and economic challenges to tackle across revenue lines, which creates business opportunities.

    Cons

    major financial issues have lead to massive personnel cutbacks; employees by and large very overworked; little recognition by senior management and directors on the day to day needs to keep the place running in a sustainable manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
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