Portland State University

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Awesome life/work balance. Very little management direction and structure.

Program Manager (Current Employee) Portland, OR

ProsDepending on your manager, you can have a really great job with a lot of autonomy to fulfill your personal and professional mission. Life work balance is extraordinary. There are pockets of deeply committed professionals that make working here a joy and a daily learning experience.

ConsLack of information and direction from senior management.
fund balance accounting makes it impossible to ever know where your program/department/school is according to projections.
The ability
A huge number of disenfranchised mid-level managers that bleeds all over their employees.
There are random individuals that are extremely poor workers who know there is nothing anyone can do to them to get rid of them.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit separating the professors from the rest of staff,
Improve financial accounting mecahnisms
Quit supporting an environment of traditional higher education silos and king/queendoms
More transparency to employees and students,
higher quality delivery of adult programs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Getting better, can't get no worse.

    Associate Professor (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    I have been working at Portland State University

    Pros: Great campus location in beautiful downtown Portland. New bargaining agreement for faculty,… Cons: Culture of underachievement by administration; over reliance on contingent teaching laber creates a division within the faculty. Teaching… Advice to Senior Management: A university is made up of people, not machines, buidings or warehouse inventory. This institution needs to invest in its own faculty… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Dedicated people who understand the university as a part of the community.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Portland State University full-time for less than a year

    Pros: No town and gown here--the commuter campus means PSU is serving a huge range of students,… Cons: I mean, you do have to work downtown, and it's a very large school. But,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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