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University of Oregon Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
122 Reviews
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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 5 reviews)


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

  • It is challenging to move into regular full time work (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    CIS Teaching assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon

    Pros

    Pay is above minimum wage, hours are very flexible. You work with a lot of great people and the bosses are all professors so they don't have the boss attitude that so many hate.

    Cons

    Not many i can think of.

  2.  

    Wonderful management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time

    Pros

    The management in UO Housing is great and makes working in dining services a great time. The environment is relaxed, but still focused on serving customers.

    Cons

    Schedules can be a bit hectic. There are times when a lot of coworkers will call in sick and then you'll be asked to come in. Often times, dining was either over or under staffed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Graduate Teaching Fellow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Oregon as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great culture, everyone bikes to work, relatively good salary and benefits for a graduate student. Lots of opportunities, if you have the time and motivation to pursue them.

    Cons

    Large research institution. Introductory classes are filled with undergrads who cannot write well nor do basic math. Student athletes receive special treatment, and are not academically equipped for college.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Rec Center - Great job as a student

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fitness Attendant in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Fitness Attendant in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    AWESOME supervisors, some of the actual big wigs of the place are kinda stuck up and lame, but you don't ever really have to deal with them on a regular basis.

    Cons

    They took out our chair in the weight room, meaning during 6 hour weekend shifts we couldn't sit. That is BS, and at any other gym you go to, the fitness attendant is allowed to sit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us back our chairs!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is a wonderful place to work.

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The student worker program is great and very much appreciated!

    Cons

    Government beauracracy culture. Some of the employees are not very team oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep the student worker program running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Job Ever...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free tuition, decent living stipend if you are in a dual-income home, access to lots of experience and many professional opportunities.

    Cons

    Teaching GTFs sometimes have a very heavy workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and change with the evolving climate of the professional job market and cost of living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    food service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon

    Pros

    good benifits and yearly raises

    Cons

    not very much internal advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dynamic & challenging with an amazing campus culture

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    Former Employee - UO Snow Coordinator: Club Sports
    Former Employee - UO Snow Coordinator: Club Sports

    I worked at University of Oregon (more than an year)

    Pros

    Oregon as a brand has grown & represents a great value.

    Cons

    Oregon / Nike is obviously very protective of their brands. Loopholes to jump through for campus events/ logo use. Not a con just something to conscious of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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

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