Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Reviews

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    EBA from 2009 to 2014, worked outdoors at fish hatcheries.

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    Current Employee - cwt lab assistant experimental biology aide in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - cwt lab assistant experimental biology aide in Clackamas, OR

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire from WITHIN!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great job, but long term outlook is poor.

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    Former Employee - Experimental Biology Aide in Newport, OR
    Former Employee - Experimental Biology Aide in Newport, OR

    I worked at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Fun job, good experience, fantastic benefits, horrible pay.

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    Current Employee - Experimental Biology Aide in Newport, OR
    Current Employee - Experimental Biology Aide in Newport, OR

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A dedicated employee that was forced out for blowing the whistle!

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Accounting in Salem, OR

    I worked at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most 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.

    Cons

    Good 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 ManagementAdvice

    Follow 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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