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Oregon Department of Human Services Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Sep 11, 2021

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3.6
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Oregon Department of Human Services Director Fariborz Pakseresht
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  • "It has good benefits and gives opportunities for overtime pay(in 21 reviews)
  • "Working with people and helping those in need(in 8 reviews)
  • "Great and coworkers and environment(in 5 reviews)
  • "Liked management and fellow employees, good pay(in 5 reviews)
  • "Great training & high quality employees(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Tough Work but Rewarding

    Sep 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Grants Pass, OR
    Recommend
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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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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not so good

    Jul 23, 2021 - Intake Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Get to meet people, travel around, decent-ish pay, government benefits, decent-ish training, maybe, rarely even help people, was sometimes interesting

    Cons

    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 person found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Social Service Specialist I

    Dec 4, 2014 - Social Service Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You come in contact with many professionals, individuals, and situations that you would otherwise never encounter.

    Cons

    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.

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    4 people found this review helpful
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