Multnomah County

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Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
7 Reviews
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time

    Pros

    schedule is great people are great

    Cons

    none i love this place its great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great

    Recommends
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time

    Pros

    good pay and benefits.. work - life balance is great

    Cons

    very clicky. management has a lot to be desired

    Recommends
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Success depends on your own self-motivation

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst III  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Research Analyst III in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Benefits: annual TriMet pass, PERS, located downtown
    -Training: lots of leadership training available
    - Culture: some people are very passionate about public health/making a difference, strong emphasis on equity.

    Cons

    - Pace is slow because people tend to be process-oriented;
    - Lack of transparency among leadership;
    - Agency is slow at adopting changes, especially systems changes-- therefore, skills may suffer the longer you stay here.

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    Pleasantly surprised. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time

    Pros

    I joined Multnomah County from the private sector and was a little worried because of the "government worker" stereotype. I have been pleasantly surprised and am finding things move a lot faster and it is easier to get things done than in several of the companies I have worked for.
    Here are some pros:
    Benefits (of course)
    Great managers who are open and trust their employees expertise. Positive.
    Genuine focus on diversity, I feel like I can be myself and it is great working with open minded people of all ethnicities, national origins, ages, etc
    Open to new ideas and can actually push them through, not nearly the bureaucracy I expected
    The work is very interesting. I'm constantly challenged.

    Cons

    While most of the people I work with are energetic and talented, there are a handful that seem a bit complacent and unwilling to learn new skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on process improvement across departments.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, great place to live

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at Multnomah County full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, flexibility, opportunities to expand experience and change positions. Health benefits very good, especially when the costs are compared to many other employers. Employees are encouraged to learn new skills and move into higher level positions.

    Cons

    Managers could be better about supporting employees and giving direction when requested. Middle and upper management could be more responsive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee recognition could be improved.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, happy with position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Multnomah County

    Pros

    The pay is comparable and the benefits are really good.

    Cons

    Management is secretive and it's hard to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more testing for promotion...performance based promotion benefits the agency more.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a government job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Multnomah County

    Pros

    As with most government jobs, the benefits are very good. Medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick are better than average. There is no cap on accruing sick time, and vacation time caps are relatively high.

    Cons

    Heavy silo mentality between departments, and even workgroups within the same department. Working for elected officials means that there will be fundamental shifts in priority, philosophy and expectations every few years. Work there long enough and you'll see all the same trends (and mistakes) committed over and over.

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