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Parking Enforcement Officer (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 30, 2017
If your looking for benefits but no room to advance then it is a good place to be. Also it would be a great jumping off place to get you experience for the future.
Pros
Health benefits
Cons
Bad managers
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Not quite as advertised
Contract Administrator (Former Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 7, 2016
The Port has a great mission and exciting opportunities, but is unfortunately bogged down with typical government bureaucracy, cronyism, and protecting ineffective leaders. Despite attempts to appear like a more progressive, modern organization, my experience there was disappointing and I quickly learned that it was a place where staying within the lines was more encouraged than challenging assumptions, asking hard questions, and improving the business. Experiences there can vary widely though, and there are some departments that are much better environments than others, in addition to some very high-caliber leaders. Very difficult to advance in your career unless you 'put in your time' with the organization, irregardless of your previous qualifications or achievements. They have a long way to go in implementing the advertised culture across the Port, with lots of old school thinking still dragging on the organization.
Pros
Great offices, good compensation & benefits, onsite gym and focus on wellness, some departments know how to handle flexible work schedules
Cons
Culture is inconsistent across organization, bureaucratic processes, hierarchy, advancement is difficult, cronyism in hiring decisions, some leaders are weak and corrective action is lacking
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economic engine for region
Senior Manager, Business and Economic Development (Former Employee) –  portland, orOctober 21, 2015
great organization with plenty of advancement opportunities. good salary and benefits. committed and talented staff. strong leadership. paid training and very interesting work.
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Great place to work
Marine Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 14, 2014
Typical days included working with and alongside Longshoremen. Great union workers and solidarity. Excellent benefits. Management was not ideal however always supported the union.
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Fair salary, good benefits
Customer Relations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 17, 2014
The Port's business and mission can be very compelling, but is often bogged down with ineffective, bureaucratic management. Very hard to find opportunities for advancement.
Pros
Salary, benefits
Cons
Company supports management at the expense of employees.
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Great work life balance
Project Portfolio Analyst (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 5, 2013
The Port is a great place to work because they truly care for work life balance.
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Productive workplace with great atmosphere.
Technical Reference Center / Permits Intern (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 19, 2013
This company is very efficient and the management is great. The atmosphere is very welcoming and calming.
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Great Benefits
Natural Resource Specialist (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 16, 2013
The Port of Portland is a terrific employer. They take great care of their staff and provide excellent benefits.
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Great company to work for.
Marine Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Portland, OrJanuary 3, 2012
Working for the Port of Portland I was able to further my knowledge of security both locally, as well as on an international level. Benifits and pay were extremely competitive. although the environment presented challenges. It was well worth the 8 yrs i spent working for them.
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union
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union
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