OHSU Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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OHSU President Joseph Robertson Jr.
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Pros
  • Good benefit friendly people, great benefits (in 16 reviews)

  • Low intensity employer, good benefits, relatively stable (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • management is self serving and working there is like a work mill for low pay, no pay raise entire tenure (in 4 reviews)

  • difficult to commute to work, too expensive parking, no parking compensation (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    High ambitions. Too much red tape

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good mission that strives for excellence. A lot of truly driven employees that want to make a difference in the lives of their patients

    Cons

    There isn't enough collaboration between some of the educational programs and the hospital. There is a huge opportunity that is being missed here

    Advice to Management

    Try to go back to the roots of the school and remember that first and foremost the institution is a university not a hospital. Find ways to help the other students in graduate studies to be more connected to the rest of the organization


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, cool employer and facilities

    Cons

    Typical challenges with academia and health care, parking, bureacracy, lowish pay

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. Helpful (1)

    support staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Data Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Business Data Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Culture within each department can vary widely. Some departments create an open, transparent, and cohesive workgroup.

    Cons

    Some departmental leadership can be be very difficult to work for. Look at recent turnover rate for a hint to departmental culture.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Well-Meaning but Overwhelmed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Room Service Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Room Service Associate in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, compensation, regular communication with employees, culture of care, professionalism, friendly staff, one of the best medical research centers on earth. You can be paid to ride your bike to work. 65% off TriMet pass.

    Cons

    Overburdened with middle management, service and support level employees do as little as possible, massive waste, understaffed, dubious oversight of relationships with other organizations and governments, regular spats with unions. Elevators take too long. Permanent state of upgrade/construction.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize the comfort and happiness of people over expanding capabilities and markets. Find final solution to parking problems and unnavigable buildings.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Payroll Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist II in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist II in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Telecommute part time and raises were controlled by the union contract. Our office wasn't on the hill so we weren't forced to take the bus and didn't have a long wait list for a parking space. Easy to get a reserved space for ADA.

    Cons

    Difficult to get management to provide reasonable accommodation and adequate ergonomics in the desk set up. Telecommuting meant shared desk space in the office and not every coworker wanted to allow me to use my desk when we all needed to be in the office even though my headset was plugged into that specific desk and hard to move. For a hospital they could use better training on accommodating their employees with disabilities.

    The schedule was not very flexible and some team members were allowed more flexibility than others.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all of your employees with respect and treat them the same. If you can't be neutral in a conflict between members of your team bring in someone that can. Don't wait until you lose a great employee to figure out that they had valid claims.


  7. Financial Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oregon in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Oregon in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    fantastic benefits and job security

    Cons

    Travel and commute time issues


  8. Helpful (1)

    Research Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are paid a small monthly stipend (~$20/month) extra to bike to work. Nice views from some of the research labs.

    Cons

    Poorly run research departments. Large administrative bureaucracy (as with many teaching hospitals these days). Marquam Hill campus is isolated with poor food options and expensive parking.


  9. Want to love it

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Doing good for the community, advancing research - their heart is in the right place.

    Cons

    Non-union employees' compensation suffers because OHSU has to afford higher pay for union members. Constant budget cuts and trying to do more with less has been wearing on everyone for a while now and is almost at a breaking point. Everyone's too busy, so no clear goals or focused efforts - just constant firefighting and chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of poor mid-level leaders who can't further a clear vision and who don't advocate for their employees.


  10. ohsu research

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The campus is really nice. Lots of vacation time.

    Cons

    There are no opportunities for advancements.


  11. OHSU is a good employer and servant of the region.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth as well as a leading employer in the region.

    Cons

    Many salaries lower than community as an academic institution.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to reward employees for success while maintaining budgets.



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