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OHSU Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
155 Reviews
3.6
155 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, embrace diversity among employees, adhere to fair policy guidelines (in 16 reviews)

  • Low intensity employer, good benefits, relatively stable (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • management is self serving and working there is like a work mill for low pay, no pay raise entire tenure (in 4 reviews)

  • The location is a drawback -- no parking, and public transit isn't always ideal (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    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)

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and benefits.
    A comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Parking, hours, poor management, little upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs significant improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be great place to work but no longer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Provider Relations Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Provider Relations Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and enjoy the patients

    Cons

    Runs like a boys club and promotes inefficient men to high salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your middle managers are the strengths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Goodly e to work in if the managers knew where they wanted to take the business!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cytogenetics Technologist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Cytogenetics Technologist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good mid level managers
    Good colleagues
    Respectful and professional place

    Cons

    Big bosses don't know what they want!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your mind!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    6 years at OHSU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    great benifits, vacation, sick days. depending on your unit, you can be well supported at work.

    Cons

    you must ride trimet to get to work. only permit parking. $50 monthly parking permit comes after about 5 years on a list. poor salary compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer a competative salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    review of work at ohsu

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at OHSU part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    i enjoy working with many specialties

    Cons

    management does not have a clue about employee retention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good benefits and good infrastructure.

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

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

    Pros

    Because OHSU is so large, those in the research departments get a lot of infrastructure support. There is support with contract negotiations, grant setup and closing, and IRB applications are pretty smooth. Benefits are also very good. Very generous vacation and sick time, and the health insurance is more than adequate for a 20-something.

    Cons

    Research jobs vary drastically since researchers get a lot of independence with their labs. Because of this, there may be a good deal of disconnect (with researcher staff in the same department not knowing what other labs are doing).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OHSU

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

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

    Pros

    OHSU offers great benefits and a has a healthy respect for work-life ratio. It makes working at OHSU a pleasant experience.

    Cons

    The organization is risk averse and is slow to change. Projects are rarely completed on schedule, or on budget. The workplace leans extremely left politically, which can make for some uncomfortable hallway discussions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to ditch the unions. They do nothing to further the organization's mission and often distract employees from contributing 100% to OHSU's success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The only biomedical emphasis university in Portland and Oregon in general.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior, Research Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior, Research Associate in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU

    Pros

    The overall atmosphere of the research side of OHSU is casual and laid back, even amongst high profile scientists.

    Cons

    There are VERY limited growth opportunities if you join as a postdoc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the compensation of senior research positions competitive and have more of these positions available since in this job market, postdocs have no place to go and are valuable contributors to the science.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work as long as you don't think about it too much.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer User Support Analyst III in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Computer User Support Analyst III in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU

    Pros

    great benefits, although the union is currently bargaining, so who knows what will happen. My department offers very flexible hours and I work in a more isolated environment where I am able to hide from the daily bull crap that goes on in the rest of the university.
    Oh yeah, and they have a super expensive tram with no climate control.

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership.
    Hypocritical upper level managers/division directors
    People making decisions for others without considering the needs of people doing the work.
    Joe Robertson's stupid emails talking about budget crisis when he owns three homes and got a $1million + bonus last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a freaking paycut and show some humanity. Oh, and learn how to run a business where everyone benefits, not just the people who are already high on the hog.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent lower tier research institute

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

    I worked at OHSU

    Pros

    Researchers labs seem to have a very laid back attitude which makes for a very comfortable work environment but does not produce optimal productivity. Communication within departments is good but institution level interactions are rare. Commuting options are excellent, even providing monetary incentives ride your bike to work (how Portland!). Nice view.

    Cons

    Cumbersome institutional administration, little social interaction within my department. Good research fills a niche but is not cutting edge or exciting as that going on elsewhere. Focus is definitely more on the hospital side of the operation (ie the moneymaker) rather than research side. Came to feel more like a 9 to 5 commitment than an engaging pursuit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the tram free

    No opinion of CEO

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