Oregon Department of Human Services Reviews

Updated 15 Apr 2020

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3.2
58%
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86%
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Oregon Department of Human Services Director Fariborz Pakseresht
Fariborz Pakseresht
8 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Low pay for such stressful work(in 3 reviews)

  • "Everyone in dept was overworked and didn't have time to help new people(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Feels Good Helping People"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You have a direct impact on people in the community

    Cons

    Mired in bureaucracy. Lagging far behind in technology

    Oregon Department of Human Services2020-04-07
  2. "Challenging but rewarding."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers are supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Not enough staff to handle the workload.

    Oregon Department of Human Services2020-04-16
  3. "over all not bad for the work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    generous amount of time off. all the overtime you could work. not bad at climbing the latter.

    Cons

    upper management is usually hired from within leads to people in high positions under qualified

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    Oregon Department of Human Services2020-02-08
  4. "Good employer"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Coach in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of upward mobility and yearly raises.

    Cons

    Low starting pay and set increases not based on performance.

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    Oregon Department of Human Services2020-01-20
  5. "Working as a Home Healthcare Provider"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Home Healthcare Provider 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Depending on the needs of your client, the hours can be fairly flexible. It's a great way to gain interpersonal communication skills.

    Cons

    You are working directly with a disabled person and it can be stressful at times.

    Oregon Department of Human Services2019-11-23
  6. "taking care of loved ones"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Heath Care Worker in Clackamas, OR

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    , union, classes, benefits, paid time off

    Cons

    low pay, late pay, no health benefits for family

    Oregon Department of Human Services2019-09-21
  7. "Staff really care."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSS3 in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Job stability. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime. Unrealistic workloads sadly

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    Oregon Department of Human Services2019-09-02
  8. "Oregon DHS Child Welfare"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Social Service Specialist 

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, flexible schedule

    Cons

    It is a thankless job.

    Oregon Department of Human Services2019-08-27
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place To Work!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Human Services Specialist in Roseburg, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you love helping people, this is the place to be!

    Cons

    Management picks favorites and doesn't give everyone equal attention they deserve.

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    Oregon Department of Human Services2019-08-20
  10. "Great, flexible hours, rewarding work, and okay pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Personal Support Worker in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - flexible hours - work is highly rewarding - often make great connections with clients/families - make your own schedule

    Cons

    - pay is just "okay"

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    Oregon Department of Human Services2019-08-07
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