Port of Oakland - In for a challenging road ahead. | Glassdoor
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"In for a challenging road ahead."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Well compensated employees; differing abilities for promotion depending on division; wide range of policy and economic challenges to tackle across revenue lines, which creates business opportunities.

Cons

major financial issues have lead to massive personnel cutbacks; employees by and large very overworked; little recognition by senior management and directors on the day to day needs to keep the place running in a sustainable manner.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Once great but now falling"

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits including medical, a pension (!!) . Salaries are excellent. This type of employer is becoming a relic unfortunately.

    Cons

    The recently appointed senior management is terrible. They are incompetent in doing their jobs and are only interested in selling the public's valuable real estate and laying off staff to meet their budget. Rather than have any in house staff the senior management seems intent on contracting out all of the work. This leaves little room for technical growth for existing staff. I highly recommend not pursuing employment at the Port of Oakland, despite the great pay and benefits, because it is likely that in ten years there will barely be any in house staff left.

    Advice to Management

    Do not just continue to sell off assets to make money. Run the organization like you are actually trying to run an organization.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "We all learn together"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Port of Oakland as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of work for anyone who'd like to optimize procedures

    Cons

    Nobody have been trained to the "new software" installed in 2009... we all discover new / odd things everyday.

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