Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3.5 of 5 4 reviews
www.dfw.state.or.us Salem, OR 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated May 13, 2014

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Roy Elicker

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    EBA from 2009 to 2014, worked outdoors at fish hatcheries.

    cwt lab assistant experimental biology aide (Current Employee)
    Clackamas, OR

    ProsWorking outdoors. Ability to take work off with no problem during non-busy seasons. Health insurance was big bonus. Big on data collection.

    ConsVery little advancement. People already know who has the promotion before it's official. A lot of higher paying positions with little ability to climb the ladder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire from WITHIN!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job, but long term outlook is poor.

    Experimental Biology Aide (Former Employee)
    Newport, OR

    ProsInteresting work and you often get to feel like you're making a difference. Often get to work with great people. Insurance benefits are good.

    ConsLow pay for seasonal positions. Very difficult to get your foot in the door for permanent employment. Qualified people are sometimes overlooked due to HR or union requirements.

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    Fun job, good experience, fantastic benefits, horrible pay.

    Experimental Biology Aide (Current Employee)
    Newport, OR

    ProsReally good benefits. Enthusiastic employees who really like what they do.

    ConsAlmost no help from Administrative Support or Human Resources. Barely can make ends meet with pay level ( and I don't have any bills).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A dedicated employee that was forced out for blowing the whistle!

    Accounting (Former Employee)
    Salem, OR

    ProsMost employees work there to protect natural resources. There is a lot of good people trying to make a difference for Oregon's wildlife and aquatic resources.

    ConsGood ole boy network is alive and well. Promotions and priveleges are given only to a favored few. HR Division is gestopo.Management looks the other way when told about gross fiscal mismanagement. The support staff are looked on as slave labor who no nothing and have no smarts to learn anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow the state's policies of equality for all employees, not for just the favorite few. There is too much political influence and favoritism shown. The state is in a financial crisis and the agency allows gross fiscal mismanagement that is not corrected when brought to their attention. This has tainted to many good employees and negatively affects the success of the agency.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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