University of Oregon Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits and faculty members (in 10 reviews)

  • Work life balance is quite good (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • limited upward movement availability and minimum wage pay (in 4 reviews)

  • There is a 25 hour maximum for students enrolled full time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Dining and Housing Student employee

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    multicultural staff, upbeat environment, get 1 meal free for every shift, flexible with student schedule

    Cons

    high stress, high turnover rate of student employees

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more selective when hiring new students


  2. Incredible Creative Writing Program

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    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR
    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Creative Writing Program at Oregon provides full funding to all accepted students, and provides them with a Graduate Teaching Fellowship. You will work teaching Poetry and Composition over the course of the two year program. Though intensive, the CW program at Oregon is exceptional.

    Cons

    Teaching composition could sometimes be mundane--because it is a required course for all students, there tends to be a lack of commitment to the assignments on behalf of students.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps allow GTF's to teach poetry both years of the program. This allows them to keep their heads in the texts that they study in seminar and workshop.


  3. Fair pay and great hours

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Works around class schedule, great environment, students and co-workers are a pleasure to work with. The University gives fair pay for the work expected to be done.

    Cons

    Can only work part-time, so hours are limited because of that. Also because of part time no real benefits are ever seen, but seems fair for a student job. High taxes out of paycheck.


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  5. Excellent place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon

    Pros

    Great work life balance, friendly and open-minded staff, ok pay but lots of room to grow! Rewarding work too.

    Cons

    Can face lots of backlash from students if you work for them directly. Also, the campus itself doesn't offer enough perks to staff!

    Advice to Management

    Please offer more perks! Why is the gym so expensive? The health insurance plan could also use some work


  6. Teaching Assistant for Chemistry Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great bosses and stockroom to work with, some hours are flexible (grading specifically), and you get experience teaching your own class since you're the only person in the class room.

    Cons

    Some of the experiments are still kind of new so there are some minor kinks that can cause problems when you're teaching.

    Advice to Management

    The supervisors are great to work with. They're always more than willing to answer any questions and work with you if there are problems.


  7. Student Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful, fun environment, nice people, learning curve

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Graduate student researcher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon full-time

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

    Pros

    Great boss, great student community. Lots of support, yet lots of freedom to do independent research. Lots of great research projects to choose from when entering the school.

    Cons

    Certain departments take a long time to graduate.. for example physics and physical chemistry take around 6 years to graduate with a PhD. Also, departments not in the physical sciences do not receive as large of stipends so you might need to take loans.

    Advice to Management

    It's important that the guidelines for students are clear regarding tests such as cumulative exams and advancement to candidacy. Some students are left wondering if they're preparing correctly for these things.


  9. A caring work place

    Current Employee - Post Doc in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Post Doc in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The physics department at UO cares about the post docs they hire and work get them permanent positions. The low cost of living in Eugene is another big plus

    Cons

    A small university town, mostly oriented to the undergrad population.


  10. Sports Official

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    great co workers
    great benefits

    Cons

    Not enough hours to go around
    can get boring


  11. Peer Mentor for Financial Aid

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    Current Employee - Peer Mentor in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Peer Mentor in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The University of Oregon is an awesome employer. I always feel welcome in my office and all of my supervisors have been open communicators who are passionate about providing a great work environment and sending their student workers on to great futures as well. There are great opportunities for advancement here.

    Cons

    The coordination of schedules can get a little crazy in the office because we're usually coordinating student schedules as well as full time workers. Working in financial aid for a public university can be frustrating because of the limited flexibility in offering aid to students.

    Advice to Management

    Increase coordination in scheduling by combining access to student and full time staff's schedules. Emphasize to employees the importance of updating their schedules when they change. Provide support for staff members when dealing with particularly difficult cases.



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