Oregon Department of Human Services Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
51% would recommend to a friend
(3 total reviews)
34% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 20, 2023
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- "Benefits are great and independent work is plentiful." (in 27 reviews)
- "Liked management and fellow employees, good pay" (in 8 reviews)
- "Working with people and helping those in need" (in 7 reviews)
- "Great training & high quality employees" (in 6 reviews)
- "Encouraging of using time off." (in 6 reviews)
- "The management is completely top down" (in 10 reviews)
- "high workload and stress" (in 4 reviews)
- "Low salary for employees doing a very difficult job." (in 4 reviews)
- "upper management is usually hired from within leads to people in high positions under qualified" (in 3 reviews)
- "Supervisors are 'available' yet always a challenge to track down in an emergency." (in 3 reviews)
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- 1.0Jul 23, 2021Intake SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Get to meet people, travel around, decent-ish pay, government benefits, decent-ish training, maybe, rarely even help people, was sometimes interesting
No work life balance, hostile clients, hostile, terrible, non-supportive management, racist coworkers, often seems like not really helping but just punitive, penalizing poor people, and especially, people of color.1
- 2.0Dec 4, 2014Social Service SpecialistFormer Employee
You come in contact with many professionals, individuals, and situations that you would otherwise never encounter.
Again, you come in contact with many professionals, individuals, and situations that you would otherwise never encounter. The work/life balance is almost nonexistent as you get piled on with crisis after crisis, paperwork after paperwork, and bureaucracy run by so much regulations that you can hardly breathe. (However, it is understandable since you are dealing with incredibly sensitive and delicate situations.) All of my coworkers confessed that they never dealt with this much stress in their entire lives. So if you are OK with having limited time off work, constant stress at its highest level, LOW PAY ($40K if you have experience or a master's degree. If not, your starting pay is around $38K.), and bureaucracy then this may be a good fit for you. Don't forget the fact that you will be dealing with raw human emotions and that your decisions will have real-life impact on people's lives regardless how correct those decisions are.4