Oregon Convention Center Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2020

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3.1
53%
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51%
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Oregon Convention Center Executive Director Craig Stroud
Craig Stroud
2 Ratings
  1. "Twenty three years of great times!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oregon Convention Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent team environment committed to customer service and success of each event. Long term staff with great institutional knowledge. Continuous model of improvement to internal and external stakeholders. Ability to act as a business with focus on customer satisfaction and goals of economic impact, superior service, first class venue and financial health.

    Cons

    The commute from home was brutal.

  2. "Low stress for the most part"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Convention Center full-time

    Pros

    No need to use your brain Temp power - set and strike Top notch health benefits

    Cons

    Shift bid union 701 Pay for parking Event driven environment Mandatory Pers program. 6% from your pay after probation in 6 months. $36 to 38. Schedule will be shifted depending on others vacation.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized, no communication"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Convention Center part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Above average pay and tips

    Cons

    Most unorganized company I have ever worked for, and that’s saying a lot. No communication amongst management towards employees. Not worth the stress the company and management causes.

  4. "AV Department"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audiovisual Technician in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Convention Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Big company with consistent work and standard policies / clear expectations - Good team environment - Free access to a multitude of interesting events - lots of variety with new events every few days.

    Cons

    - "The (one) right way" thinking is often encouraged - alternative, good solutions are not always accepted. - Work can be repetitive at times. - New events every few days means the result of your work is always being taken down to make way for the next event. - Occasionally the work can be demanding - physically (heavy equipment) or mentally (stress of running a show or last-minute changes) - Work schedule changes often

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Event Setup and tear down in a high pressure convention center environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Utility Worker II in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oregon Convention Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are great, co-workers are generally excellent people who mostly have a team mentality. This varies depending on your shift and day of the week.

    Cons

    They seem to be phasing out full time event set up staff in favor of a part time heavy model. Not a lot of good communication between sales, event management and departments that actually run the events (A/V, Set-Up, Concessions, Catering, Tech Services, etc.)

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Disjointed and poorly organized."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Convention Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An opportunity to really build a strong teamwork environment, however undermined my toxic managers. A few good people that form the core but most are looking elsewhere

    Cons

    Gross mismanagement and especially the night crew is one very unhappy place to be. Turnover is high, morale low and mgrs are clueless. The facility is a cash cow and all about how to wring every dollar out of the place yet employees are a commodity to extract resources from. No wonder so many employees are leaving or looking to leave. And despite their mantra, Its NOT a great place. The HR dept is also openly discriminating against veterans and those with disabilities. Stand up people. File your reports with BOLI.

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  7. "Good job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Convention Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    management is working toward making it a more satisfying place to work.

    Cons

    Government work, it's slow to change.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "event custian"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Event Custodian in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Convention Center for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good people to work with its cool to work around the events that goes on there

    Cons

    no very many hours it doesnt feel like part time it feels like seasonal work

  9. "Manager"

    5.0
     

    I worked at Oregon Convention Center

    Pros

    Great ED they have for this organization.

    Cons

    Nothing bad I can really say about this organization.

  10. "Application Developer"

    3.0
     

    I have been working at Oregon Convention Center

    Pros

    Good working environment and intellectual workers to work with.

    Cons

    High stress work if you are looking for challenge.

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