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  1. "Lean Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people, free parking, new building,very supportive

    Cons

    Older employees do not like change, afraid of technology, not really supportive of process improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Directors Office needs to be more assertive in demanding change to improve customer service.


  2. "Unbalanced workloads"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time

    Pros

    Majority of the staff have a passion for protecting and preserving fish and wildlife in the state.

    Cons

    There are some departments that are overwhelmed with the amount of workload, while others struggle to find thing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Look at balancing the workloads across various departments.

  3. "Public Service Rep 3"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good leadership which creates a positive work environment.

    Cons

    Work comes in stages. There are times when there is more work to do than people to do it, other times not enough work to stay busy. Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    More cross training and find way to balance workload.


  4. "Mitigation Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really good people to work with.

    Cons

    Same as most government jobs, can be really slow to get anything done.


  5. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Aquatic Invasive Species Inspector
    Current Employee - Aquatic Invasive Species Inspector

    Pros

    Government stability, benefits, pers, passionate coworkers

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy is awful and ever present


  6. "Good work low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Feel good helping out with natural resources and being outside.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, have to put a lot of time into it before you can have the oppertunity to start making what i beleive I am worth. This is especially hard when they hire mainly seasonals.

    Advice to Management

    Need more full time permanent positions.. or at least career seasonals.


  7. "Some good people but work is sometimes boring"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fascinating research projects involving salmon recovery. Some great people working there. Much of the staff are friendly and great to hang out with outside of work. Work is often located in small affordable communities.

    Cons

    Lack of promotional opportunities. They often hire from outside. Nepotism is a problem. Many supervisors have no interest in exceeding the bare minimum requirements of their job. There are no perks. Much of the public looks down on what you're doing and sees you as wasting their money. Pay is very low and retirement benefits are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Don't resent your employees for receiving "benefits" such as per diem. Assist or encourage employees to gain the relevant skills or experience to be promoted. Stop hiring your children. Be willing to address research questions that extend beyond the bare minimum of your job requirements. Be willing to fire people that are poor workers.

  8. "EBA from 2009 to 2014, worked outdoors at fish hatcheries."

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    Current Employee - cwt lab assistant experimental biology aide in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - cwt lab assistant experimental biology aide in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working outdoors. Ability to take work off with no problem during non-busy seasons. Health insurance was big bonus. Big on data collection.

    Cons

    Very little advancement. People already know who has the promotion before it's official. A lot of higher paying positions with little ability to climb the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from WITHIN!!!!


  9. "Great job, but long term outlook is poor."

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    Former Employee - Experimental Biology Aide in Newport, OR
    Former Employee - Experimental Biology Aide in Newport, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work and you often get to feel like you're making a difference. Often get to work with great people. Insurance benefits are good.

    Cons

    Low pay for seasonal positions. Very difficult to get your foot in the door for permanent employment. Qualified people are sometimes overlooked due to HR or union requirements.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A dedicated employee that was forced out for blowing the whistle!"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Accounting in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most employees work there to protect natural resources. There is a lot of good people trying to make a difference for Oregon's wildlife and aquatic resources.

    Cons

    Good ole boy network is alive and well. Promotions and priveleges are given only to a favored few. HR Division is gestopo.Management looks the other way when told about gross fiscal mismanagement. The support staff are looked on as slave labor who no nothing and have no smarts to learn anything.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the state's policies of equality for all employees, not for just the favorite few. There is too much political influence and favoritism shown. The state is in a financial crisis and the agency allows gross fiscal mismanagement that is not corrected when brought to their attention. This has tainted to many good employees and negatively affects the success of the agency.


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