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    Former Employee - IT Associate in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - IT Associate in Corvallis, OR

    I worked at Oregon State University part-time (More than 3 years)

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    The environment (including coworkers and management) was absolutely excellent. Huge projects in the summer brought the IT departments together, and managers all understood that as student workers, my coworkers and I needed to keep a flexible schedule. We were allowed to get the work done in our own time, so long as it was done well and in reasonable time for the users.


    You're going to make just above poverty level as a student worker, but that's going to be the case as a student worker at nearly any university.

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    Management was actually one of the best parts of working as a student at Oregon State University. My direct boss was good about allowing us autonomy within our respective positions while maintaining control of the department and making sure every task was completed.

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) in March 2015.


    osu does panel/group interviews so you will be in a conference room with 3 to 6 people who would be your managers, peers/coworkers, or customers(from another department), then background/criminal check, fingerprint check, a long process.

    difficulty depends on which questions, interviewed for several accounting positions - some felt easy and comfortable but others felt tense and sweaty! Some I didn't get and others I am still waiting to hear back...

    Interview Questions

    • standard/normal questions as well as behavioral questions, be prepared with examples of how you handled situations in previous jobs, ex. mistake you make in previous job, if you were helping a customer and your phone rang, what would you do?, what do you do to meet multiple deadlines if you don't have the information or knowledge to complete them in time? what did you like/dislike about your previous job and/or manager's style...   Answer Question

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

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Website www.oregonstate.edu
Headquarters Corvallis, OR
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1868
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Oregon State University (OSU) offers about 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs at about a dozen colleges and schools, including nationally recognized programs in engineering, environmental sciences, forestry, and pharmacy. The university is also home to centers of marine science and gene research and biotechnology, a wave research laboratory, and the Linus Pauling Institute. It also offers professional, certificate, non-degree, and extension programs, as well as precollege programs for elementary and high school students. In addition to its main... More

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