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Hillsboro, OR Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  1. "Taking care of their employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hillsboro, OR full-time

    Pros

    Genuine concern for work/life balance, very competitive benefits and compensation, strong leadership, and a tendency to promote from within. In my department at least, a good employee culture and management that encourages people to be creative.

    Cons

    No city-paid contribution to PERS, some processes/procedures are more convoluted than they should be, communication from some management can be sporadic.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to emphasize promoting from within. This is a place that you really can advance in your career. Keep that culture alive.


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    "Great pay, but not worth the stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hillsboro, OR full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Some supervisors are hard to work under. High expectations for new employees. Poor training. Few opportunities for advancement. Inefficient processes.

    Advice to Management

    Give proper training. Be open to feedback.

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    "Working at the City of Hillsboro"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hillsboro, OR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people that work at the City of Hillsboro are great. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. In some departments its really like a second family. Hillsboro has a tradition of promoting from within, which can be a good thing most of the time.

    Cons

    As with any organization, it has its quirks. Some people are dead weight, others are super stars. As long as you stay away from the many episodes of drama, you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Management,

    Please consider what the next generation of leadership should look like at the City and in the region and implement a better plan to develop and promote these people.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Financially stable city, huge increases in bureacracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hillsboro, OR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the few financially stable cities due to strong growth despite the recession, therefore, job security is high. However, new management is taking more financial risks. Job satisfaction will be highly dependent on the quality of your immediate supervisor.

    Cons

    Increasing levels of layers of management makes it difficult to get decisions made and act on opportunities. More decisions are being made for political reasons. Important to be within a department that will allow training and advancement within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Organization is becoming increasingly top-heavy, reactionary and process oriented. Management has differing opinions which makes it difficult for workers to navigate process in order to complete their job.


  5. "Hillsboro Police Dept. overall is a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Hillsboro, OR
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hillsboro, OR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Open to new ideas, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking, need more selection of specialty units.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to the troops more, communicate with the department.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you get in, you are stuck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Community is great to work in.

    Cons

    lack of advancement and training opportunities.
    So much waste and no one is willing to change

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and if you feel that are good let them know. Don't ignore them and take advantage of them.