State of Oregon

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State of Oregon Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
50 Reviews
3.5
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  1.  

    Room to grow, opportunities for advancement!

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Specialist 6  in  Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Information Systems Specialist 6 in Salem, OR

    I have been working at State of Oregon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The opportunities working for the State are endless. There are always training opportunities along with self improvement and leadership classes. You are encouraged to grow and advance not just within your Agency but any State Agency. They view all Agencies as one employer. ...The State of Oregon.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are because we are public employees there are times when the economy is not good that we enter a period of pay freezes meaning no raises. But it is much better than getting laid off!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your staff. Act as a mentor and take an interest in their career path and growth. You will get higher quality work when you invest in your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hardwork can be rewarded at the state

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    Former Employee - Network Analyst  in  Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Salem, OR

    I worked at State of Oregon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, and benefits. Big data, large scale deployments to work with.

    Cons

    Really hard for bad apples to be removed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard decisions and get rid of attitude problems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I work with the developmentally disabled on a one on one basis to acclimate them back into society

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapy Technician  in  Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapy Technician in Salem, OR

    I have been working at State of Oregon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I know I am making a difference

    Cons

    The system doesn't always work for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never give up hope on those that deserve a second or third chance. Be patient and just maybe you will witness the fruits of all the hard work and effort you put into your faith.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Something new every day and the building is really majestic.

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    Current Employee - PC Specialist  in  Salem, OR
    Current Employee - PC Specialist in Salem, OR

    I have been working at State of Oregon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid time off is awesome and you get plenty of sick/personal time. They give you a lot of opportunity to learn and grow with your career and talents. Working for the state also gives you great benefits and retirement plan.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by occasionally if you want to stay in the same department. You can move around the state to be promoted but you have to leave where you're comfortable and used to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity to help a very marginalized population

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    Current Employee - Clinical Team  in  Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Clinical Team in Salem, OR

    I have been working at State of Oregon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for learning, an ability to change your mindset about the inpatient forensics population, state benefits, lots of great co-workers

    Cons

    Potential for high-risk violent setting, can sometimes feel helpless as the systems that serve the target population are sometimes not able to help as much as desired

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits, Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disability Analyst  in  Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Disability Analyst in Salem, OR

    I worked at State of Oregon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits, flexible scheduling, good mentors, overtime availibility

    Cons

    Too much pressure to meet unreasonable monthly goals, pay, high caseload, high stress, politics, no annual salary increases if state or feds are on a freeze

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support analysts and assistants. Their job is very difficult. If productivity is low try to address the problem in an assertive way and offer your support -- come up with ways on how to solve the issue vs. advising analysts & assistants that they need to do better or else they will be put on a performance plan.

  8.  

    Stressful changeling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Oregon

    Pros

    Patients can be fun. Work with different people

    Cons

    How dangerous the patients could get

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more state so people don't have to stay for so much over time.

  9.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - AS1  in  Salem, OR
    Current Employee - AS1 in Salem, OR

    I have been working at State of Oregon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benifits and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Gets kind of boring doing the same thing over and over again

  10.  

    Great benifits. Out of touch with the real world

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    Former Employee - Chief of Staff  in  Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Chief of Staff in Salem, OR

    I worked at State of Oregon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Time off and healthcare get to meet some interesting people.

    Cons

    Small minded they make a hash of things on a regular basis. Lots of families get each other hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real job and see how the world works. Cut out the xead wood.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The health insurance coverage is very good

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance  in  Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Salem, OR

    I have been working at State of Oregon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The State pays medical insurance premiums which is a good benefit to employment

    Cons

    The pay is less than in the private sector for comparable positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's foolish and damaging to implement change without involving those affected by the change. Why does change happen over and over without consideration of the impact on employees?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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