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"Hummmm"

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Current Employee - OA2 in Portland, OR
Current Employee - OA2 in Portland, OR
Recommends

Pros

They have the best benefits!

Cons

The employees and managers need to show more leadership.

Advice to Management

Need to work more with there employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Multnomah County Library

  1. "Varies by branch - few benefits/opportunities for on-call"

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    Current Employee - On-call Page in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - On-call Page in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Multnomah County Library (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being a part of an amazing library system, getting to work with some great people, and helping contribute to a community resource. Being around books! Some branches have a really great dynamic as far as teamwork. On-call: flexibility as far as what shifts you take and when.

    Cons

    The job is very repetitive, and there can be some elitism from other classifications. Being on-call means no guaranteed hours, no benefits, and not even sick time (the county is exempt from the sick leave ordinance). You're also often looked down on as being "just a sub". Many staff members are very grumbly/complainy, which can be tiring to be around. Very little opportunity as on-call to become a regular staff member.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive about addressing negative vibes that develop in certain branches/groups. Change hiring policies to allow giving preference to on-call staff who are already trained and tested.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corrupt Organization"

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    Former Employee - Library Page in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Library Page in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Multnomah County Library full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, but you can get great benefits working for any other government organization.

    Cons

    After 12 years and many management transitions it is obvious that it is not about what you know, but who you know in the organization. The union is in bed with management, and if your an older employee they will give you more reason to leave than to stay. There is no career path even if you get a degree in most cases. A job here is only for the elite and that is made apparent everyday especially if you are a lower class employee.

    Advice to Management

    It's not about you...it's about how well you serve the public. Everything you do is public record and if your intentions are not pure eventually with time it will become crystal clear your not doing your job.

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