OHSU Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
139 Reviews
3.6
139 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.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OHSU as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Pretty standard job... nice campus, farmers market is neat

    Cons

    Nothing special, no sight of upper managment though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more perks, intrigue more interest

  2.  

    A great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good company that provides steady employment with higher than average salaries.

    Cons

    A lot of politics and bureaucracy which makes change difficult. There is not a lot of professional growth within the academic institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees as they are in the trenches and have keen insight and knowledge into the processes that work/don't work and what the customer's need and/or are lacking.

  3.  

    Pharmacy was a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Pharm Tech  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Pharm Tech in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits and pay were great. The job felt stable and I had room for growth.

    Cons

    Employee reviews are often unhelpful to the professional growth of the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing to suggest at this time.

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    Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    High quality clinical work in a collegial setting. Beautiful small city that is easy to get arou nd, much like a small town. Spectacular lifestyle, but must not mind gray skies and drizzle! The relationship between clinical departments is wonderful. If you are very motivated you can go far. OHSU is a home for academic underachievers among medical schools. You can advance very far by publishing and pushing yourself a bit.

    Cons

    Limitations in salary compared with other positions in other universities. This must be weighed against overall considerations of lifestyle. The city has much to enjoy. Your commute will not be difficult, generally. the occasional icy roads can be a bit treacherous. On a clear day there is no more beautiful place, but clear days are in the minority! The university is, like many state run institutions, subject to state budget cuts and loss of federal support. Most often, funding is at least adequate, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the parking situation! Improved salaries would be extremely helpful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for research.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU for more than a year

    Pros

    Many good seminars, big research community especially in neuroscience. Decent free health plan and 70% off from yearly transit pass.

    Cons

    Library is quite lacking. A lot of electronic journals are not fully available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve library.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Postdoc researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OHSU full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is good. People are nice. I like Portland area.

    Cons

    The salary is not as high as I expected.

  8.  

    OHSU is a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, growing business

    Cons

    work / life balance. But this depends on te position you're in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9.  

    Good benefits, many opportunities, lot of exciting work.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Portland, OR

    I have been working at OHSU full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cutting edge research and medical care. Also houses schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and ophthalmology. For a large organization it's pretty well-run. Quick hiring process. They have an excellent reputation throughout the state. The benefits, for now, are generous. Good workforce development commitment.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Research doesn't compensate for prior years of professional experience.
    Battles with union contracts at the same time that the top six executives received over $600,000 dollars in annual bonuses, and the organization was trumpeting their most profitable year ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer communication as to why cuts in benefits to employees happen concurrently with large Allow opportunities for advancement in a more systematic way.

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  10.  

    Good university for post-docs

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Portland, OR

    I worked at OHSU full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The working environment is calm, the city is great, the pay is OK.

    Cons

    You may need to move to another state after your post-doc as Oregon is rather a small state with few notable universities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    Good place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits and good management at least in my workplace

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy things could go slow and might not make sense

    Recommends
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