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  1. "Business and Employment Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Employment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This employer offers great benefits. The co-workers are nice. The immediate Supervisor is willing to listen to employee concerns

    Cons

    Old technology in most offices. It is very hard to get updated equipment. We are usually told what to do instead of being asked if a new process is a good idea. Lots of management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Take the advice of local staff and involve them in the decisions being made prior to making them to get feedback on whether or not the changes will be beneficial. LOTS of management turnover across the board makes it very difficult to initiate procedural changes completely.


  2. "Bureaucracy + Unions Employees = Wasted Tax Payers Dollars"

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Oregon Employment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some peoples hearts are in the right place and they are passionate about helping people find jobs.

    Cons

    A lot of paper pushing to make it look like the State is actually helping employers find people, when the free market really is doing all the work. Millions of $ spent with little outcome!

  3. "Disfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR

    I worked at Oregon Employment (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice people for the most part, great benefits

    Cons

    not completely forthcoming on procedures for resigning and ended up getting let go instead of quitting on my own. If resignation was incorrect they should have let me know instead of not giving me an option to rewrite it correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Explain resigning procedures to employees so this doesn't happen again. Very unfair!


  4. "unemployment claims"

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    Former Employee - Claims in Milwaukie, OR
    Former Employee - Claims in Milwaukie, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Employment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    no feed back re: how you are doing

    Advice to Management

    get new hardware and software


  5. "Great work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oregon Employment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work, flexible hours, scope of positions vary from day to day, and you get to work with the public to help them find jobs. It's very gratifying.

    Cons

    Union employees can sometimes not be the most motivated to be innovative or make a difference. Similar to any workplace, there are people who have worked there for a long time that probably should've retired a long time ago.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nepotism Gone Wild!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I work with great people that actually love what they do. The job also has a good benefits package.

    Cons

    There is no way to transfer or get promoted unless you are related to someone higher up, are friends with someone in management or are having sex with someone of authority within the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and creating new procedures without first discussing it with those that actually do the work!


  7. "Program Anaylst"

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being in a position to influence the development of education and trainings that will benefit individuals and also the region.

    Cons

    The mission is a good one, sometimes the question on how to engage deployment "on-the-ground" becomes confusing.

    Advice to Management

    be present in the work at the person to person level

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not for Everyone"

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    Current Employee - Business and Employment Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Business and Employment Specialist in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Employment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. A permanent employee is almost never fired, no matter how incompetent. Opportunities to join other agencies, shared employee pool. Union represented. Some opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Pay is behind the times, some employees qualify for public assistance. Technology is prehistoric. Age diversity is a problem - overall state workers are older, peer groups for 20 and 30 something's is non-existent. Time in grade/seniority are heavily weighted in hiring decisions. Rampant cronyism. Employees get to be the public face of whatever scandal the higher-ups have gotten themselves into: Cover Oregon, Data Breaches, Governor's Ethnics Violations/Resignation, misappropriation of funds etc. During contract negotiation time (currently every 2 years) - open enmity between represented and non-represented. Education and private sector experience is a wild card - could actually hold you back. Office drama varies by location.

    Advice to Management

    Move up or move out, the middle management is bloated. Lots of zombie bosses waiting for retirement. Too much dependence on a couple of "star" employees, absolutely no discipline of lazy employees. Lots of young people come to the agency then move on quickly - you are not a desirable employer and people stay for security.


  9. "business and employment specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Employment full-time

    Pros

    Ability to help people find work

    Cons

    To many changes and inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    Always respect your employees and trust in them to be able to do the work they are there to do.


  10. "Amazing opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business & Employment Specialist in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Business & Employment Specialist in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Employment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I make a real difference in people's lives every day. Amazing co-workers, management and opportunities. Trainings available so you can continuously be updating yourself.

    Cons

    Working with the general public means you are sometimes working with people who don't want your services. I find myself pushing some people and trying to get them motivated.

    Advice to Management

    I work for a company where politics are at a minimum and if you're doing your job they are supportive.


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