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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
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    I worked at City of Portland (Oregon) full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Good pay and benefits. Interesting environment.

    Cons

    Lots of talk about tolerance, but only if you think like the majority.

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    BDS Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Portland (Oregon) (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    I applied online. The first interview consisted of a Skype Interview. One of the panelists was so dumb he did not know what equity was - and that is one of the city's values. This panelist kept calling me wrong.

    There were plenty of technical questions, which were pretty easy for me because I an an expert on structural engineering codes.

    The second interview consisted of an in-person interview panel composed of people much younger than me. The receptionist kept confusing me for someone else. All I was told by the interview panel is that they would not do things like I would suggest. The department consisted of people who knew nothing about structural engineering. It was all about using your ideas to further their own personal agenda. The facility where they were located was very disorganized. And they do not have electronic plan review - which is several years ago.

    Based on the media coverage of this department, I am glad to have dodged a major bullet. What was shown in the news reports reflects actually reality of this depressing municipality. The city refused to explain the pay steps. This was pretty odd to me.

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