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Updated Nov 22, 2021

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3.7
69%
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61%
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Oregon Department of Human Services Director Fariborz Pakseresht
Fariborz Pakseresht
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay , union job so good benefits(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, wonderful park setting, staff are very committed to fundraising cause for animal welfare and conservation efforts led by the zoo(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "low pay, late pay, no health benefits for family(in 3 reviews)

  • "Everyone in dept was overworked and didn't have time to help new people(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent job to strive for

      Sep 15, 2021 - Digital Marketing Analyst 
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      Pros

      Helping people, building relationships that last,

      Cons

      It’s tough to clock in and out on time while travelling different time zones.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best supervisor and team

      Nov 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Team, supervisor, work life balance, pay and benefits

      Cons

      Tough cases, occasional unpredictable schedule

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good people, outdated thinking

      Nov 9, 2021 - Case Consultant 
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      Pros

      Benefits and time off are pretty good. People in my branches were good to work with.

      Cons

      The institution does not reach outside for research and methods of how to change or improve their policies or rules. They simply recycle old, internal ideas over and over again.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Tough Work but Rewarding

      Sep 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Grants Pass, OR
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      Pros

      This is a very rewarding job. To have the privilege to serve the community and protect it's children to the best of your ability is truly rewarding. To help eliminate safety threats and guide parents to healthy parenting strategies as well as helping parents achieve their personal goals as a person and as a parent is awesome.

      Cons

      This is a very tough job that exposes you to a wide range of issues within the community including but not limited to aggressive personalities, mental health issues, substance abuse issues, domestic violence, and child abuse. If you can handle that and find a healthy work/life balance then you will succeed. If not, you will burn out and it will negatively impact your quality of work.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      It was a good experience, with some hiccups.

      Aug 5, 2021 - Social Service Specialist I 
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      Pros

      The department was good overall, we had proper equipment and trainings, help available from supervisors. It gave me personal satisfaction, moral satisfaction, the feeling that I helped lots of children who could not speak for themselves or were helpless in the hands of adults who were around them.

      Cons

      The MAPS department needed some push and just some support staff employees did not seem to be coordinating with the PS unit very much where I was working. It seemed like they expected that the PS worker should do everything on their own without any effort made by the team. It was hard work and such attitudes were not very helpful. The PS unit was forever short staffed overburdening the workers double (sometimes tripling) their work but not paying them more than one worker’s wage.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Insurance

      Sep 14, 2021 - HSS in Keizer, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      What insurance is best with bariatric and fertility when it comes to Oregon state employee insurance? My choice are keizer, Moda synergy, or providence?

      Cons

      Must have bariatric and fertility included

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      DHS/APD

      Aug 27, 2021 - Office Administrator in Redmond, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training & high quality employees

      Cons

      High work load & sometimes stressful/difficult customers

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Its Okay

      Sep 26, 2021 - Human Service Specialist in Klamath Falls, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Extremely flexible work hrs and time off. The benefits are great.

      Cons

      You do the same thing everyday and you are sitting at a desk for over 8hrs.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Helpful.

      Aug 5, 2021 - In Home Caregiver in Hillsboro, OR
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      Pros

      Helpful and informative. Quick response to questions

      Cons

      Sometimes the phone lines are very busy.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great people, broken system

      Sep 28, 2021 - Child Welfare Specialist in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Saving lives, amazing staff, life changing, good salary

      Cons

      Broken system. Staffing crisis, foster home shortage, no resources, overloaded crisis all the time.

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