Water Safety Instructor (Current Employee) – Beaverton, OR – January 28, 2019
The staff are mostly young Highschool and College students, which provides a fun working environment. However the managers are lacking in interpersonal skills, which makes working there challenging. The patrons are friendly and make work fly by. Teaching swim lessons here is one of its few saving graces.
Good job for students-lifeguard and Swim Instructor
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – September 15, 2018
This organization works well with students who are trying out their first job or coming back during the summer for a summer job. They work well with trying to get the hours you want within the guidelines set for the amount of hours you are allowed to work.
relaxed environment, working with kids teaching lessons
short staffted sometimes, long stretches in the water teaching lessons
Community Instructor (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – August 30, 2018
I loved the job itself but the management is disorganized and petty. I was paid abysmally low and then expected to work constantly off the clock. When I raised my concerns to management they scheduled me up to the maximum hours they could, but the lack of infrastructure caused me to have to work almost double that at home, or off the clock in general. I would be emailed on my days off asking for lesson plans and then I would be paid for 4 hours of planning time for 10 weeks of classes. They have an incentive program where if you go above and beyond, you get a wooden coin which gets you free swag. Then they make everything ridiculously expensive on the list and give out the coins like they are some sort of lost Egyptian artifact to be prized above all else.
Great to work with the community, happy people, excited children, appreciative parents
short or no breaks, chaotic hours, inconsistant management
Crew Lead (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – August 23, 2018
It was a great place to work at over the summer. I enjoyed coming in to work everyday and working with my coworkers. The environment was not too stressful and everyone just wanted to see the parks taken care of properly.
Office Assistant (Current Employee) – Beaverton, OR – March 5, 2018
THPRD is a great place to work. I started at the Athletic Center and then transferred to the Conestoga Rec and Athletic Center. Everyday interaction with Patrons, children, staff, athletes as I love working and interacting with people. The hardest part of the job is staying under the 29 hr maximum hrs for part time. I have learned how to use my organizational skills effectively and taking on additional responsibility when available.
affordability to workout
No benefits for taking classes without paying full price for part time employees
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Tennis Center – February 15, 2018
If you are a part time employee. Don't plan to work than 29 max a week. And you can not go over the 29! Otherwise the district is a relaxed but professional place to work. I was fortunate to move around to the different facilities in the district. That kept my day interesting.
Graphic Design Intern (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – May 7, 2017
The place had a fine atmosphere and everyone I met was friendly and wanted to make small talk. As an intern I was looking forward to a job I was supposed to move up to but it was handed off to my boss' niece, so that was frustrating, but there was never a negative experience that I had in the workplace. The dress code standards were a little unnecessary, but not inhibiting.
Complex Watch (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – December 21, 2016
A typical day included signing in electronically and traversing the complex in a electric utility vehicle. Most activities revolved around helping busy patrons find the locations they were looking for and helping answer any generic questions they had. I was to report any illicit activity to park patrol. My boss was a joy to work for and was very supportive. My co-workers (park patrol) were also very informative and friendly.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Cedar Hills, OR – December 3, 2016
The management is like a dictatorship. They do whatever they want no questions asked. They don't give any breaks to you. And they don't give any instruction. They just expect you to know what to do. And if you don't know what you're doing then you get in trouble for asking questions.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – November 30, 2016
THPRD is a great place to work. Coming into work and setting up for the programs to teach is always fun. Staff works well together. Co-workers create a cool environment and you look foreword to seeing them. It is a great place to get to know your community and to climb the professional and career ladder.
Getting to know community; the programs; the co-workers
Enjoyable job,which gave me the chance to interact with many types of people.
Program Aide (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – October 4, 2016
Tualatin Hills was an enjoyable place to work, It was satisfying to help create a positive and safe environment for people to recreate at. The majority of those who worked there felt passionate about what they did. The hardest part of the job was having to administer first aid when someone was injured.
There was a very positive work mentality, those who worked there wanted to be there.
Most positions were seasonal, I would move from one program to the next, which often resulted in a decrease in pay.
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Current Employee) – Beaverton, OR – August 25, 2016
Extremely frustrating at lack of communication and lack of training in the aquatics division. Management doesn't seem to care as it doesn't keep center supervisors or some program coordinators accountable for the their job duties.
Working in a pool, fun part-time coworkers
Hardly any breaks, difficult to get time off, no training, no communication