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Oregon Department of Human Services Reviews

Updated May 15, 2019

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Oregon Department of Human Services CEO Fariborz Pakseresht
Fariborz Pakseresht
5 Ratings
  1. "Run Away"

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I will let you know when I find one.

    Cons

    The work is hard which is to be expected but coupled with a soul crushing volume of work it’s impossible

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees

    Oregon Department of Human Services2018-06-06
  2. "In home caregiver"

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    Current Employee - In Home Caregiver in Grants Pass, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to pick your own hours

    Cons

    You have to deal with people who you never know when there mood changes from one minute to the next

    Advice to Management

    It's very welcoming

    Oregon Department of Human Services2018-04-27
  3. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fairly comparable pay and good benefits

    Cons

    There is an indescribable corruption among upper management and within HR. If you complain about harassment or discrimination, chances are you will find yourself being investigated; particularly if you're a woman. There are countless stories of conveniently timed investigations following a complaint of unlawful activity, and that person who complained finds themselves fired, or forced to quit. HR needs to be replaced...

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    Oregon Department of Human Services2018-04-28
  4. "Best Pay in the industry"

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    Current Employee - PSw in Brookings, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training and pay incentives

    Cons

    Employers can and or tend to be discriminatory

    Advice to Management

    improve the grieving process, offer career advancement and retirement benefits

    Oregon Department of Human Services2018-03-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Social Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Important work, your work matters to families daily

    Cons

    Management and structure does not function appropriately. No support for such important work.

    Oregon Department of Human Services2018-03-02
  6. "Caregiver"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Wide variety of experiences, people, places.

    Cons

    Rough getting in touch behind the scenes.

    Oregon Department of Human Services2018-01-03
  7. Helpful (3)

    ""Family Coach""

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    Former Employee - Family Coach in McMinnville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The state has decent, but a regressing benefits package. This department has the potential to make a substantial positive impact on the state and communities...but then there are the cons.

    Cons

    Too many to bother writing in great length, however, let's just mention that the DHS core values are in NO WAY implemented or practice in reality. This is by far, the most drama packed, two-faced narcissistic and catty environment I have ever worked in...and I've worked in may challenging environments, clientele and co-workers prior to this job with absolutely no issues until this job.

    Advice to Management

    This massive state agency possesses endless potential that it unfortunately is failing to realize for reasons that likely can't be articulated here. Put actual leaders in leadership roles. The only leaders I've seen at DHS quickly found the back door when they learned that this organization is in many ways, corrupt and broken. It was very sad to learn that lower PEM's make pennies on the dollar middle managing a bunch...

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    Oregon Department of Human Services2018-01-11
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Operations and Policy Analyst IV in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits Pension Plan Vacation/Sick/Personal Time

    Cons

    - Extremely dysfunctional management - Hostile work environment - Lack of Integrity, Respect, and Professionalism (which supposedly are core values of DHS)

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that you don't have all the answers. When people come to you with legitimate risks, acknowledge them and move to resolve them. Don't brush people aside because you don't like being held accountable. Take personal responsibility for the mess you've created. This ship is sinking fast. And honestly, it's long overdue for the out-dated structures to die.

    Oregon Department of Human Services2018-01-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources Recruitment Technician"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Technician in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They take care of their employees very well.

    Cons

    None known, other than the main offices are too far from where I live.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be kind and thoughtful to your employees.

    Oregon Department of Human Services2017-11-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Can be rewarding but organization is lacking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Doing social service work and being a public servant is very rewarding. There are opportunities to grow professionally in this work, but you have to seek it.

    Cons

    There is a disconnect between Salem and the way the job is done in the rest of the state. Too much push down from the top instead of listening to the bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable and stand up for what is right

    Oregon Department of Human Services2017-11-12
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