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  1.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not the most supportive environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    senior research associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    Pros

    good retirement benefit $ match

    Cons

    Portland does not have many jobs for biologist

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work with room for improvement.

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    • 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
  7.  

    Used to be great place to work but no longer

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    • 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
  8.  

    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 a 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
  9.  

    6 years at OHSU

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    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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