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Oregon State University Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
161 Reviews
4.1
161 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is relatively low stress and you are rewarded for success (in 9 reviews)

  • Great location, atmosphere, and colleagues; beautiful campus, excellent learning opportunities (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The only real con I'd suppose is that I couldn't stay here forever, but they need room for more graduate students (in 6 reviews)

  • Did a lot of good work for low pay, its unfortunate considering how much money my research brought in for the school how little pay I received (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    CH2M Hill Alumni Center

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    Current Employee - Student Staff in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Student Staff in Corvallis, OR

    I have been working at Oregon State University

    Pros

    The office culture is great. Everyone is great and there is a lot of growth potential. Another benefit I might add is the flexibility. Being a student, it's sometimes hard to commit to certain number of hours a week so it's nice because they will work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Working on football gamedays is somewhat of a con however, this was discussed prior to taking the position so it's not like it was a surprise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning experience with very flexible work

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Corvallis, OR

    I have been working at Oregon State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Studnet employee got to choose my own schedule
    Full time employees functioned as mentors
    good working environment

    Cons

    low pay for software job (11.50/hr)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    If you're a student, why not work for your school?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oregon State University

    Pros

    -Most campus jobs more flexible around your class schedule than jobs off campus.
    -Professional level turnover is high, so post-grad opportunities pop up often, depending on department.
    -Government benefits excellent

    Cons

    -Professional level turnover is high, so obviously some people are frustrated
    -Moving up takes a long time
    -Bureaucracy: its all about who you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Promote on merit, not seniority

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bike Technician at ALI/DRS

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    Current Employee - Bike Technician in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Bike Technician in Corvallis, OR

    I have been working at Oregon State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best job on campus. Opportunities to work with the most interesting people on campus and opportunities to grow and teach everyday.

    Cons

    Some patrons are very difficult and reluctant to work on their own bikes. Could benefit from a better structure of work hours and scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Additional training and networking could improve teamwork on the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Thoroughly enjoyed working for the Alumni Center.

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    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Corvallis, OR

    I have been working at Oregon State University

    Pros

    The people are fantastic, and the work is not that strenuous. Most of the time you can do homework or just chat.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to do large amounts of manual labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Student worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oregon State University

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and good vacation policy

    Cons

    Limit students to 20 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the student worker hours.

  8.  

    Good company in a small town

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Corvallis, OR

    I worked at Oregon State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The campus is very beautiful, quiet, people are cooperative, some departments are very good, faculty and staff are friendly. Social science related programs usually have a good atmosphere around working place.

    Cons

    Compensation for graduate students depends on the college and program, overall it's good but some departments overuse and do not respect graduate employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear time-off policies for graduate employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Funding model has changed over the last few years which has encouraged lower end degrees to become pure diploma mills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oregon State University

    Pros

    Some students provide a really nice experiences. A few are active and believe in doing the work required to learn the skills associated with their degree. Pension plan is also nice, if you can make it to the five year mark

    Cons

    Purely economically motivated, little support for teaching, large emphasis on just pass them all, had grades of failing NCAA athletes changed. When brought to attention of supervisors, nothing was done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Corvallis, OR

    I have been working at Oregon State University

    Pros

    Hard work is appreciated, time off for school related activities with appropriate notifications, discounted meal during shift

    Cons

    They don't care to have opinions of student employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and be consistent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Oregon State University

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Corvallis, OR

    I have been working at Oregon State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Engineering Program is doing lots of good research.

    Cons

    Paperwork, dealing with administration, all of the paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less controlling to your grad students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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