OHSU Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Looks great, then trouble.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful location and facilities.
    Excellent CORE facilities.

    Cons

    No mid-career guidance or direction.
    Little to no $ commitment from OHSU after startup despite HUGE $ donations.
    Focus is on the few major scientists
    Dept micromanaging

    Advice to Management

    Some Depts are run by abusive Chairs that OHSU os fearful to challenge despite documented abuse.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great place to coast through your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITG in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - ITG in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great. Work life balance is very good. There is very little pressure to complete projects on time.

    Cons

    Low risk tolerance discourages innovation and initiative. Focus is on doing things the same way it's been done for years. Very little collaboration between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Stop accepting the status quo. Allow employees more freedom to suggest changes and be willing to take some risks.

  3. Great and friendly place to work, but offers a very expensive insurance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a hospital campus with research involved. I worked at one of the research buildings and I liked it. People are friendly and hardworking for sure. It is a very clean environment. I should also add that it is a very competitive place to work at. I see that as a good thing. They encourage their employees to live a healthy life by promoting cheaper insurance in return of proven active life.

    Cons

    The insurance they offer is very expensive and they do not accept every other insurances to start working there. At least that is how it was.

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  5. Good but not great.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technical Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Lab Technical Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated community of medical professionals.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance your career and easy to get locked into roles. Company has record in profits (2012) but is actively cutting employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more avenues for advancement and career development.

  6. Very siloed and political environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get things done as no department wants to give ground to any other department.Management doesn't listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Start working together instead of protecting your territory.

  7. Very union driven, but overall it was ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cytogenetics Technologist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cytogenetics Technologist in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The medical directors care about the quality of work, which for me is key. The upper management in the labs underwent a significant change, thankfully right as I was leaving as they became very bottom line focused and rather than caring about the outcome for the patients. I have heard this has gotten better though since I left and a few of the upper management team were let go. Most of my coworkers were really great people and I made life long friends while working there.

    Cons

    No way to get a better salary due to the unions. Everyone gets the same pay and raises no matter their job performance. Very busy and often understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    If there is no pay incentive to do better or try harder, there should be other types of rewards and incentives.

  8. Can't wait to get out of there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people are great, it really depends on the department.

    Cons

    Parking. There's a seven-year-long wait to get a parking spot that costs upwards of $100/mo, and may not even be near the building you work in. Most people have to take the bus or tram up to the hill, although they subsidize the passes. Most of my dissatisfaction stems from my department. At this time I cannot be more explicit.

  9. Not the most supportive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability. Once in, it is hard to get fired / let go.

    Cons

    Support for postdocs is minimal. Tech transfer office does not support innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Any sort of management would be helpful. It is non-existent right now.

  10. senior research associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good retirement benefit $ match

    Cons

    Portland does not have many jobs for biologist

  11. A good place to work with room for improvement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and benefits.
    A comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Parking, hours, poor management, little upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs significant improvement.

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