OHSU Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
142 Reviews
3.7
142 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, embrace diversity among employees, adhere to fair policy guidelines (in 15 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits were great, people were really nice (in 6 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)

  • The location is a drawback -- no parking, and public transit isn't always ideal (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Division Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Great Mission
    I felt proud to work for this organization

    Cons

    Must be able to negotiate a good compensation package

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Extended summer internship

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

    I worked at OHSU as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration between departments. Asking for clarification is encouraged during training and continued support can be found as you learn new protocols. They encourage you to find a full time position within the company.

    Cons

    Overall this is a good company to work for. Internship pay is not spectacular, but it is reasonable. There are limited food option at the riverfront location.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, great place for nurse

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

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Magnet certified, union represented (look on ONA's website for the entire contract, under AURN, which lists compensation tables, etc), competitive pay ($35.23 starting pay for no experience with BSN), 4.8 weeks vacation to start (increasing every 5 years to a max of 7.22 after 20 years), compensation for certification, greatly subsidized bus pass ($50 for a YEARLY pass right now - an $1100 value!), beautiful views, great food (including a natural mini grocery store), bike valet, Tillikum bridge (coming soon!), cash compensation for bike commuters, almost 100% covered medical benefit (dental about $150/mo for family, I pay $7 a month for my whole family's medical), 12% employer contribution to retirement plan w/o required employee match OR access to PERS (or whatever pers is called these days - OPSRP?? - a defined *benefit* program, not a defined *contribution* program) with employee required contribution of 6%, annual 2.25% cost of living raise in addition to annual raise, tuition reimbursement, mostly nice and friendly people, HUGE emphasis on diversity, everyone works every other weekend (might be considered a con but it makes it fair for everyone and with seniority you can request more off. Comes with a 10% weekend differential), unit based practice counsels, lots of free continuing ed opportunities. This company expects a lot but I think gives a lot in return.

    Cons

    Usual corporate bs, usual trappings of nursing culture (worse depending on unit - not enough staff, nurses eating young, etc), parking is $13 a day and there is a several year waiting list for annual passes (which you still have to pay $13 a day for - you're just guaranteed a spot that way), teaching hospital (which is rad, because you get to see and learn a lot, but also you have to deal with new residents every. single. year.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more CNAs!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Technician
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Technician

    I have been working at OHSU part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule in department

    Cons

    Pay for large chunk of benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Technician that loves his job

    Current Employee - Technician in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Technician in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Parking. Hospital being on a hill makes parking very limited. TRIMET buses do run frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great employer

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

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, embrace diversity among employees, adhere to fair policy guidelines.

    Cons

    Generally a slow commute to the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure managers are giving positive feedback to employees along with adverse feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Quality PI=Quality Job

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

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you have a good PI or Post-Doc, you will likely find yourself with more independence and responsibility in the lab.

    Cons

    Retirement provider could be better, and orientation is heavily focused at the medical mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include some directions of day to day operations, such as phone use and who to call for outside services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU

    Pros

    I have a good boss

    Cons

    I don't get paid very much

  10.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit friendly people, great benefits.

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  11.  

    Intellectually stimulating in my chosen profession.

    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Many learning resources at one's disposal.

    Cons

    Sometimes one gets a bad preceptor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

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