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Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Fish and Wildlife Scientific Research Aid"

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    Former Employee - Fisheries Technician in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Fisheries Technician in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent introductory experience to fisheries field.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility. Very poor compensation.


  2. "Could use some improvements"

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

    I worked at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and work with interesting people from all over that bring unique skills, abilities and stories.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management, non-compassionate for employees, unable to learn new skills on the job, underappreciated

  3. "Pros, but mostly cons"

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

    Pros

    Vacation benefits are generous, and they will sometimes mirror federal executive orders that give federal employees additional time off. Largely hands off if not employed in Portland.

    Cons

    PSMFC does not support their employees well. Telework policy is unnecessary and not flexible, employee evaluation is the most arbitrary and uninformed I have ever encountered.


  4. "PSMFC"

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

    I have been working at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work. Friendly co-workers, excellent location.

    Cons

    Small organization, so not much room for growth.


  5. "Data Management Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Data Management Specialist in Fortuna, CA
    Current Employee - Data Management Specialist in Fortuna, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Personnel easy to work with, HR organized and prompt, sick leave, vacation, health benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, no training, no bonuses, minimal wage increases do not keep up with cost of living.


  6. "Great people to work for."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary. Fun and interesting work.

    Cons

    Most employment is contract work and can really only be guaranteed for a year at a time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Company."

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    Former Employee - Fish Biologist
    Former Employee - Fish Biologist

    I worked at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you want the opportunity to try out multiple fields of fisheries "under one roof", then PSMFC would be a good opportunity.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay, not much job security. You contract with PSMFC, so you work for another company through PSMFC...this is generally to lower overhead for the other company by contracting out.

  8. "Great Employer!"

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    Former Employee - Fisheries Tech
    Former Employee - Fisheries Tech
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Managers, great HR, a well run organization that takes care of its employees. My post was a temporary one but I felt no less of a valuable employee than a full-timer. I check the job postings often, I'd go back in a heartbeat.

    Cons

    I found no drawbacks to working for this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and save the fisheries! Get more grants so you can create another position for me, I want to come back to PSMFC!


  9. "Worked on site at NOAA in Seattle,WA"

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    Former Employee - Data Management Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Data Management Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    During my time with Pac States I enjoyed the person who was my supervisor and knew that if I needed anything I could call and get a response to my request very quickly.

    Cons

    Most of the time you are working for an organization through PSMFC. Because of that your position is seen as separate from the organization and that can be a little hard to deal with.


  10. "Wonderful company with wonderful people"

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    Former Employee - Database Software Developer in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Database Software Developer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great people, great free coffee. Worked on a small team and was able to get immediate feedback on the product we created.

    Cons

    It's a government job so it entails a little red-tape but nothing excessive. I have to fill this section with filler content because there really weren't any bad parts about working @ PSMFC. They do a fairly extensive and somewhat invasive FBI background check so make sure you have your house in order, but aside from that, I have NOTHING bad to say about them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - I'd work for them again in a heartbeat.


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