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Careoregon Reviews

Updated October 17, 2016
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  1. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Very innovative

    Cons

    I had a great experience at the company


  2. "Panel Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Careoregon full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance commitment. Committed to employee education and innovation. Understanding of family commitments, great people with a purpose.

    Cons

    CareOregon is constantly expanding and innovating. If you are not good with a little chaos and a lot of change, you might feel kinda stressed. I loved it though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging your people to make suggestions and cultivate an environment of shared ideas. You're doing great!


  3. "Innovative, employee-oriented company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Careoregon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love coming to work every day! Excellent pay. Non-profit. Great co-workers, positive environment in most departments. Company is very employee-oriented. They take action based on employee feedback and the feedback is transparent. Much discussion of company visions, intentions and financials are given out freely in meetings. Everything is transparent, I just love how open the company is to any questions. There are no secrets. Open positions are posted, and encouragement given to apply. Innovation is exalted. Gosh, I can go on, this is such a great company!

    Cons

    Building is kept too hot! Often times floors are kept between 75-85 degrees even in the summer. Hard to work in those conditions. Some departments lack uplifting management - and are very clique-ish. Some supervisors/managers should not be supervisors and lack people/management skills (NOT my department).

    Advice to Management

    Keep cherishing your employees!


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  5. "10 years, and still loving it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Careoregon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    CareOregon’s staff are incredibly collaborative. The goal is well-being--a happy, healthy engaging life--not just for members, but staff, too.

    Cons

    Can always use more help.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus not just on health care, but on health--for all.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Average pay. Good vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Worst management I've ever seen. It seems like most of the people who are in management have no idea what they're doing. Work life balance was awful, and the work environment very stressful with people pointing fingers when things went wrong rather than working together to fix the problem. In meetings, company culture was touted as being wonderful, but the actual culture was completely the opposite.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way and let people do their jobs.


  7. "Company true to their mission, going through some growing pains"

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    I have been working at Careoregon full-time

    Pros

    Member oriented, innovation/ideas welcomed from employees at all levels, influential in Oregon's healthcare system, competitive pay

    Cons

    Current stressful environment with company growth, ambiguity of work, no performance reviews

    Advice to Management

    Continue to implement company mission into the daily work.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Headed For a Crash"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Careoregon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. The company pays competitive wages, contributes to 401(k), and has a reasonable health plan.

    Cons

    Culture, work-life balance, professionalism. The company's like a boat without a rudder since a big change in the industry a few years ago, and management at ALL levels is poorly suited to deal with it. Shockingly bad leadership, and a weird place where you'll hear anybody can speak up, but it's a rigid, top-down, quasi-governmental organization lost in its own mythology.

    Advice to Management

    Reinvent the culture. Hire change agents. Empower and trust professional employees more, and treat them well. Hold managers accountable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Functional, a Few Career Micromanagers"

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    Current Employee - Quality Department in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Quality Department in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Careoregon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits. Many departments are well-managed. Upper management is somewhat accessible to the common worker. Interesting committee work available to those who are willing to seek it out and show up.

    Cons

    Management of this particular department maintained staff in a siloed condition. Lead worker of 8 years did not understand basic daily standards and regs of the job, and peer staff turnover was very high. No opportunity for training or professional development or contact with external peers offered to certain specialized staff. Micromanaged daily work was difficult to deal with, as the poor work of one employee resulted in micromanagement for all. Unqualified or underqualified staffers at competitive pay were allowed to work to lower basic performance and production standards than more-qualified and productive staff. Technology very behind the times. Company focus on being "special" resulted in the purchase of an IT enterprise solution product that was poorly-crafted for the company's needs, which impacted staff ability to work for years. Key departments left behind on outdated, poorly functioning systems. Had I had the vision to take a pay cut and move laterally to get out of the very poorly managed unit I was in, I am certain I would still be a very happy camper at CareOregon. Many well-managed departments to choose from. Just not the one I was in, which has continued to have that reputation amongst workers and contractors in different departments across the org.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to poor training and advancement options for mid-level staff, and scrutinize whether your managers are making sure that all staff have opportunities to engage.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overly positive with a few bumps"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Attempts at innovation.

    Cons

    Continued training is limited. Often behind on technology and playing catch-up.

    Advice to Management

    Care Oregon should focus its vision rather than going after the latest study. Internally, try to remove communication barriers between people and technologies. Increase the training of middle staff.


  11. "GREAT place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    CareOregon is truly a mission driving organization that cares about both its employees and its members.
    The benefits are great.
    The people are very nice.

    Cons

    As it's a smaller organization, the higher you are in "rank" the less opportunity there is for advancement.
    There are quite a few politics for a small organization.
    You REALLY need to be prepared to take on multiple roles as they under hire in order to make sure they don't need to lay people off.

    Advice to Management

    Look closer at where you are utilizing your staff. It doesn't make sense to pay a senior employee to spend 50% of their time on very basic admin tasks and not have enough time to spend really working their position. "Under utilized" would be a good term.



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