Multnomah County Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2021

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3.5
51%
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Multnomah County County Chair Deborah Kafoury (no image)
Deborah Kafoury
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "good benefits, office was located out of downtown so it was more relaxed(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, stable hours, union representation(in 12 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "The Health Department HR Unit is Stellar!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work-life Balance, Excellent Leadership, thriving team environment, co-workers support each other, shared vision and goals, desire to serve, variety in work, strong equity and inclusion focus.

    Cons

    HD headquarters is downtown near the train station and on a good day does not feel safe outside of the building. Teleworking has helped with this. Conversely, the building is lovely almost too nice AND it is convenient for the public to access our clinic services when they need it.,

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  2. "Great salary"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communication in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Stressful environment can get to you


  3. "Leadership problems"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time

    Pros

    Most staff are good to work with

    Cons

    Many of the leadership at very senior levels, have quit in the last 9 months.

  4. "Better than expected!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Office Assistant II in Portland, OR

    I worked at Multnomah County full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great healthcare coverage and other benefits! I worked with a friendly team and a great manager that actively supported our professional growth. Once you're in, there is plenty of opportunity for advancement. Most of the people in my department were surprisingly positive and invested in their work, considering the stereotype of government employees.

    Cons

    The work is pretty boring and repetitive.

  5. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Coordinator 

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. No complaints

    Cons

    No current cons that I can think of.

  6. "Pros and Cons"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst Senior in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The People and Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Bureaucratic Processes and No Perks

  7. "Decent Job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VETERAN SERVICES OFFICER in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Training, steady work

    Cons

    Job is too specialized no room for upward/lateral career movement

  8. "Seek balance"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Specialist in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pays well. Good PERS. Paid holidays.

    Cons

    The county has shifted gears in attempts to appear more poc and gender equal. Unfortunately, they are hiring young inexperienced people based solely on those factors who are so gender and non-binary focused that the scales dropped from one side to the other. “Proper” pronouns and superiority are the goals of these young adults, beyond helping the community, especially if those seeking help get that preferred pronoun wrong. If an employee makes that mistake, it is assumed it’s intentional and they are accused of micro aggression and in some cases, let go. I always say stuff runs downhill, so this encouraged behavior by managers and the like has go start from the top. I am a gay latino so I understand the need for equality but balance is key!

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    Multnomah County Response

    February 1, 2021Administrative Analyst Sr.

    We are committed to identifying ways to improve the sense of safety, trust and belonging of all Multnomah County staff. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you directly about this. If you're interested, please contact central.human.resources@multco.us.

  9. "Great job duties, rough patron and management experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Library Access Services Assistant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Multnomah County part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, ability to serve public, rewarding customer service at times, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees well-being, little room for growth, unsafe working conditions with patrons

    Multnomah County Response

    January 20, 2021Administrative Analyst Sr.

    We are committed to identifying ways to improve the sense of safety, trust and belonging of all Multnomah County staff. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you directly about this. If you're interested, please contact central.human.resources@multco.us.

  10. "This is a job for people willing to serve their community."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Multnomah County full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great health care benefits. Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

    Cons

    Understaffed and overworked employees. Budget restrictions.

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