Maid/house cleaner (Current Employee), Eugene, OR – November 10, 2014
Every day is something new usually. The owner is a great person to work for and during the summer the money is really good. You usually work with the same person each day so you are able to build a relationship with them and the company is small so everyone gets to know everyone on a personal level
An overall positive work place, very light and loving.
Attendant Care Provider (Current Employee), North Powder, OR – November 3, 2014
I work for the state of Oregon in a personal home. I enjoy the family setting and the easygoing aura of the situation. I love working with kids on projects and I always try to get them involved in daily things.
Independent Contractor - Self Employee (Former Employee), Kansas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington – September 15, 2014
Pros: meeting people, community development, self satisfaction and gratification
Cons: physical wear and tear, expense on supplies increasing, long hours most often
Each day offered a new day which was exciting and gratifying because it wasn't monotonous and repetitive. From one day to the next I could be working on any avenue of construction it had to offer in a different location of the state or nation. Due to the housing crisis I lost my construction companies and became an independent contractor while trying – more... to find myself and what I want to do. What I learned is nothing is definite nor set in stone, it can be eliminated real quick to where it leaves one self reliant. Went from 10 employees and multi contractors to dealing with Manufacturing companies on a daily basis, to losing it all due to government housing and financial economic crisis leading to community recession. I learned customer service at a really young age, people work hard for their money so if you take care of them and you do the job right the first time, you never have to come back except for repeat business and that's always the best. Especially if you are of ethical standards, trustworthy, valued and morally an upstanding citizen then customer service can go a long ways. Hardest part of my job was the physical wear and tear it was taking on my body or else I would be still doing it to this day. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing each phase being witnessed by the customer and the smiles, hugs, shout for joy and excitement was the most awesome feeling. I am very creative so I usually would take the clients ideas to the next level still keeping within their budget. I was usually always a partner in the decision making of the customer because they trusted me, respected me and vice versa and most of my work was by word of mouth so they know they were always going to get an amazing job. – less
Fitness (Former Employee), Oregon, IL – August 20, 2013
Pros: wonderful people, flexible working hours, family oriented.
Cons: very low pay
I absolutely loved working for the OPD. The people were wonderful, management was really easy to work for and super flexible, and everyone was treated like family. If it weren't for the low pay I would have stayed.
Partner Education Services Manager (Former Employee), Washington, DC – July 17, 2013
Pros: education support / great benefits / unlimited opportunity
Cons: working from a remote location limits your abilty to advance.
Over the course of the past five years I have learn to adapt to change finish both my Bachelors and Masters programs and learned to work with others in a variety of different roles with Ashford University.
Production Assistant, low rent films (Current Employee), Oregon and online work – March 6, 2013
Pros: making commercials pays well and is a lot of fun.
Cons: time consuming but still fun.
Producing commercials for local businesses and creating relationships within the community. This work is seasonal and easy to manage, however not knowing when the next commercial shoot is can make living off your income from this company very difficult. I now work for them over the internet on my own time or as needed.
Mentor (Current Employee), Salem, OR – November 8, 2012
As the office coordinator I have my hands in a lot of different pots. I enjoy the fast pace environment. as a whole it is a great company. If the wages and benefits were better it would be a solid five star company
CNA (Former Employee), Oregon, IL – August 30, 2012
This is a place that was not in a good place when I started, saw it improve to where everyone was working well together to a new owner coming in and firing people and cutting wages. Not a place to go to.