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- Oregon Department of Human Services scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
What Employees Say
- "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Oregon Department of Human Services.
- "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at Oregon Department of Human Services.
I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services part-time for more than a year
Flexible schedule depending on client you work with, PTO and dental and vision benefits, opportunity to help people
Can be a bit stressful at times depending on the client's level of cooperation, hard work for the pay
I worked at Refinery Terminal Fire Company full-time for more than 3 years
Decent pay scale and operations are well versed and up to date. Most training on the operational side is paid for by the company.
Administration side is outdated with the exception of the IT department. IT is top notch, but not utilized as well as it could be. Communication lacks within the HR, Comptroller, Operations and IT... departments as there are rarely meetings within the four. It is more closed door meetings about solutions to problems between two departments rather than open door meetings with all four departments to come up with solutions before the problems arise. The power for IT to automate many functionalities is there but is not wanted. There is favoritism and if you do what your told without giving advice (unless asked), you’re fine. EVERYTHING is still done with paper and much is wasted. This is another area in which IT could step in. I can compare the environment to walking on eggshells. When I was released, it was a huge weight off of my shoulders. They are VERY strict on time and clocking in and if you are one minute late, you must write a late memo to administration for record keeping. It was very intimidating to write those memos for just being one minute late. It could be from walking from the door to the time clock and be on a forth tardy of only one minute. If you are one minute late, you can be fired. Never alter your timesheet no matter how intimidating being one minute late is. Altering a timesheet for two minutes can get you fired no matter if the memos are intimidating.
Advice to Management
Do studies on more up to date and successful companies on how to improve the business from within. Look toward the future of the company instead of sticking with the, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it... mentality.” Eventually it catches up to you. Send admin staff to seminars to be more productive instead of relying on 1-3 people. One more thing, it is unethical to have a time clock system that runs on a seven minute rounding rule and have employees write memos for being one minute late. That rule, if used, must be in favor of the employee or work out evenly to benefit both parties, employer and employees. FLSA standards say if employees always clock in early, and the seven minute rounding rule only favors the employer, the employee is entitled to all lost wages for the last three years. One could say that writing a memo for being one to seven minutes late every time they are in this threshold could be doing so by intimidation which could then lead to altering their time to show they were not late because of the threshold. It’s a problem that should be addressed or it could lead to a huge lawsuit on behalf of the employees that have always clocked in early except a few times they were late.