Oregon Employment

  www.employment.oregon.gov
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Oregon Employment Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall this is a great state agency for which to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR

    I have been working at Oregon Employment full-time

    Pros

    The people who work here are very committee to the agency's mission and really seem to enjoy ghost jobs. There is very little turnover in most positions.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of change at the top level positions the last two years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    The Employment Department gives people a chance to help others in life transitions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Salem, OR

    I have been working at Oregon Employment full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, good benefits, opportunities to work with the public.

    Cons

    Same challenges as working in public service. Salaries can sometimes not be competitive. Lowering revenues mean shrinking job opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to ask good questions of business and job seeker customers and utilize the talents of your staff.

    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great employees, difficult bureaucracy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business and Employment Specialist in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Business and Employment Specialist in Bend, OR

    I worked at Oregon Employment full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with and a rewarding experience to help people find work.

    Cons

    Difficult to maneuver bureaucracy. Status quo work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit and use feedback from employees at all levels of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great research location and coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Salem, OR

    I have been working at Oregon Employment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great research environment, good management, relatively drama- and stress-free environment. Best culture I've worked in. Good coworkers--intelligent and professional.

    Cons

    Medium salary, wish the building was in Portland

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much, I was very happy there and still reflect on how I miss the culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Mostly enjoyable place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Work Study in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Work Study in Bend, OR

    I worked at Oregon Employment as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to interact with many diverse people, helping them obtain employment during a stressful time in their life.

    Cons

    No oversight into whether client has passed away when contacting individual's family for job search assistance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business and Employment Specialist in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Business and Employment Specialist in Eugene, OR

    I worked at Oregon Employment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great managers, fun work

    Cons

    Low salary, not enough opportunity for advancement, a little political (but not bad for government)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular, anything to increase promotional opportunities would be good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    I would work here again if given a chance

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    Current Employee - Business and Employment Specialist in Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Business and Employment Specialist in Medford, OR

    I have been working at Oregon Employment full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Both the clients and staff I have worked with are great.

    Cons

    Typical government agency, change comes slow. Sometimes communication doesn't come down to the level it needs to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward innovation and risk-taking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Mix reviews and left with questions.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employment Adjudicator
    Former Employee - Employment Adjudicator

    I worked at Oregon Employment

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers. Causual dress and can even wear shorts in the summer months.

    Cons

    In a limited duration position, I felt used and abused. People who have worked there and have union lay off rights but do a bad, do not get fired. Instead, they hire people who are just learning adjudication and expect them to learn their position right after the minimal training. When you get reviewed on decisions, you get mixed feedback, which is not helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend

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