OHSU Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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OHSU President Joseph Robertson Jr.
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. Thank Goodness for AFSCME at OHSU

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

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

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

    Pros

    OHSU has benefits and many reasons to work here.

    Cons

    Thank Goodness for AFSCME at OHSU however since the Union has to protect employees' wages and benefits. Without a Union, OHSU would pay below scale and still demand excellence in all areas of Customer Service for a low, bargain-basement price

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your staff. Tell them you appreciate them. We are colleagues of yours. Thank you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Large institution, lots of administration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting research opportunities, collaborative researchers

    Cons

    run by administrators, overly burocratic


  3. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OHSU

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

    Pros

    Top to bottom is filled with great people. Lots of support for career advancement from faculty, even if it is not within the same department or even the same company. Work-life balance is excellent. I have no real complaints about working here.

    Cons

    Commute can be irritating with the limited parking situation. Compensation is decent but not great. Isolated on the hill so options for lunch are limited.

    Advice to Management

    I last worked there a year ago, but I hope nothing has changed. It was a great place to work and I went into work happy and stress-free for nearly 4 years.


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  5. Research Assistant II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Networking, graduate school, work opportunity, experience

    Cons

    Salary is relatively low; no parking


  6. ohsu

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great people and research, great mission

    Cons

    lack of support for work place bullying


  7. Great workplace and benefits, a lot of bureaucracy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful location and the newer buildings and offices are designed to LEED standards with good lighting and ventilation Excellent vacation and sick leave policies Excellent retirement benefits Enjoy my co-workers

    Cons

    Extremely large organization, even the smallest requests must go through time-consuming bureaucratic processes My office is very small and has a friendly atmosphere, but it's such a large organization, I'm sure each office or unit has its own culture and temperament.

    Advice to Management

    Given that this is a health care organization with a strong focus on employee health, I don't understand why the March Wellness Center (gym located in Center for Health and Healing) is so expensive for employees. The cost of the gym ought to be commensurate with other local gyms (like 24-hour fitness), especially since the facilities aren't that remarkable.


  8. Pharmacy Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OHSU (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Large hospital it is a learning institution bus passes are available. do offer health insurance do offer retirement plans

    Cons

    Have to pay to park and you have to be on a waiting list for many years to be able to park on the hill so if you don't live where you can take the bus the daily parking fees are outrageous

    Advice to Management

    Take good care of your employees and let them know you appreciate them. Don't overwork them because you can't seem to hire enough employees. Too many managers


  9. Helpful (2)

    High ambitions. Too much red tape

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  10. 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


  11. Helpful (1)

    support staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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