Oakland Housing Authority Reviews

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  1. OHAPD

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    Former Employee - Officer/Investigator in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Officer/Investigator in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oakland Housing Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth, perks, hours, benefits. Great Chief and ability to grow as an officer. You have many different ways to and options to learn about various units. CALEA approved department. Family feel.

    Cons

    Certain Sergeants and officers are shown favoritism and unfortunately it is the ones with bad values and character flaws. This leaks out into the culture and it affects very negatively. Male to female ratio is big.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the department is great, just the usual political issues. I believe in the Chief.


  2. Run this place is crazy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing this is a horrible place to work!!

    Cons

    Working here, co workers, upper management, pay

    Advice to Management

    Fix this dump


  3. Very little reason to care...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housing Assistance Representative in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Housing Assistance Representative in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oakland Housing Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Show up and collect a paycheck. The ability to mindlessly go through life is alive and well at OHA.

    Cons

    No reason to work hard. The chosen ones get ahead regardless of their abilities. Morons dont get fired and hard working intelligent employees are feared, even though the same idiots have been in management for years.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff doesnt trust or appreciate your existance. Middle management does as they please, which is not a whole lot. Nobody cares one way or the other, management knows it... And doesnt care either.


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  5. Ok place to work with room for improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housing Representative in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Housing Representative in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oakland Housing Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For single people or those with one other family member, the least costly medical benefit is free.

    Cons

    Typical office politics, acts of favoritism, over worked, under paid

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff. If you have well treated, paid and respected employees, the agency could be so much better for all that encounter it.


  6. terrible place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housing Representative in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Housing Representative in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    benefts are reasonably good considering it is a government job. But salary is lower for housing representatives than it used to be.

    Cons

    terrible leadership. They go to seminars and trainings to learn how to use all the buzzwords and then try to apply their abstract principles to an environment where it is not suited. Employee morale is very low. Especially since housing representatives have been reclassified to hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management who is well educated but also has strong practical experience in the field and who know what it takes to get the job done.



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