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Oregon Department of Human Services Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, stable employment, FMLA and the like, sometimes you might actually help someone (in 4 reviews)

  • Friendly peers and welcoming environment to work in (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for such stressful work (in 2 reviews)

  • Some DHS Staff are very discriminating to a point they bully their way through hurting others in the work place (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Its about the work not the money"

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

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time

    Pros

    People helping people, because its their life mission.

    Cons

    Social services systems are broken in the USA.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people who actually run the state and keep the work flowing an equal rate to SSS1s. SSS1s would be lost without OS2s!!!


  2. "Business overview"

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    Current Employee - Homecare Worker in Albany, OR
    Current Employee - Homecare Worker in Albany, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, hours of work

    Cons

    Having to bargain with the state for everything

    Advice to Management

    Give in, you know the money is there

  3. "Decent experience as a PSW"

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    Former Employee - Personal Service Worker in Grants Pass, OR
    Former Employee - Personal Service Worker in Grants Pass, OR

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours as a PSW, potential to build relationships with the clients and families you work with

    Cons

    Confusing payroll system, administration extremely inefficient


  4. "Family Coach"

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

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    State benefits are better than most.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work, the level of professionalism varies immensely.

    Advice to Management

    This isn't Kindergarten.


  5. "Excellent people"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager
    Current Employee - Case Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with people and helping those in need

    Cons

    Dealing with hostile and upset people who complain about something given for free

    Advice to Management

    Promote more from within


  6. "Enjoy helping others"

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    Current Employee - Home Care Worker in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Home Care Worker in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy work, choose who you want to help,

    Cons

    Sometimes they forget to send you your vouchers to get paid then tell you that there's nothing that can be done until next pay period.

    Advice to Management

    Needs new, nicer, management workers.


  7. "Great benefits, low pay, stressful work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits such as very affordable medical insurance that covers almost everything

    Cons

    Low pay for such stressful work

  8. "Hard work"

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    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping those in immediate need.
    Management has a new priority for training encouraging less job quits.
    Good Healthcare benefits

    Cons

    Low salary to start.
    Unless you've worked the position before, takes significant time to learn.


  9. "Overworked-underpaid... Do more with less, is the motto..."

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    Former Employee - Procurement and Contracts Analyst III in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Procurement and Contracts Analyst III in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, all in same boat. Done are on their own little island, but most are friendly.

    Cons

    Stiff management. Workload is heaped, and a job well done is rewarded with a lot more work.

    Advice to Management

    Add humanity to the business side.


  10. "Great place to work at."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very fulfilling job, great team work and the management team at the Medford branch is great. Sad I had to leave.

    Cons

    Some people abuse the fact that we are backed by a union and don't really do much work ..

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!


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