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University of Oregon Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
102 Reviews
4.2
102 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and work/life balance for employees with families (in 10 reviews)

  • Great coworkers, lots of mentors, promote good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Most jobs offered are only minimum wage (in 3 reviews)

  • Staff have to join a union which can cost up to 125 (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    MAP Library

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    Former Employee - MAP Library Assistant  in  Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - MAP Library Assistant in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience working in a library setting, with a variety of tasks to perform on a daily basis. You always have something to be working on, so boredom is not an issue.

    Cons

    You receive minimum wage pay for consistent, hard work, which is not a total con, but should be considered. There are other library positions that pay the same or more, and you can study. There is no option to study during working hours at the MAP library.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Oregon as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    University of Oregon is a supportive and creative campus. People are friendly and laid-back.

    Cons

    It's in Eugene, a small city. It rains too much in winter. In spring and summer, lots of people suffer from different kinds of allergies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mind-expanding

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    Current Employee - Barista  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Barista in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    people, atmosphere, food, coffee, girls

    Cons

    low pay, once a month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay us every other wekk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Graphic Artist for marketing department

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    Current Employee - Graphic Artist  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working on campus as a student was a great experience due to the ease of scheduling. I could always schedule my hours to work around my classes which took away a lot of stress. I also feel privileged to have a job as as graphic artist while in school.

    Cons

    Sometimes the load of school work became rather heavy which made the balance of work and school a bit more stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The marketing group is what makes your business look good, yet often times we wished we could do projects that required funds we didn't have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    UO is a fantastic work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Oregon

    Pros

    The equipment is first class and the people are better.

    Cons

    The area needs more companies sprouting nearby.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I had a great opportunity to move into some project work from my graduate studies.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant/Grant Writer  in  Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant/Grant Writer in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I always had the chance and the support I needed to continue building my skills.

    Cons

    It is challenging to move into regular full time work. There is a lot of competition from the continuous influx of students.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Faculty instructor for Education Technologies

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

    I worked at University of Oregon part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working in the education field is amazing. The focus of the job is to improve minds, and that is very satisfying. Univ. of Oregon is set on a campus that feels like a forest, with a thousand trees encircled by the Willamette river.

    Cons

    Compensation is average, all thing being equal. The parking near campus is dreadful. Having to ride a bike keeps you in shape, that may be negative for some folks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    awesom

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon

    Pros

    all the jobs are easy. mainly open for students

    Cons

    if you have some bitchy bosses, then good luck

  10.  

    Great opportunity for student who want to work on campus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Assistant  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My job is pretty easy just help the students in lab and I always learned new stuff from student.

    Cons

    its kind of boring if there is no one in labs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pleasant experience as a student worker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of job opportunities
    - Access to many academic and state sponsored resources
    - Easy-going culture
    - Flexible nature, but YMMV

    Cons

    - Promotions are hard to come by
    - Compensation will be heavily tied to the budget of the university, and thus local politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Work more at getting good funding for projects and improvements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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