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University of Oregon Reviews in Oregon

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
118 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and work/life balance for employees with families (in 10 reviews)

  • Great coworkers, lots of mentors, promote good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • limited upward movement availability and minimum wage pay (in 4 reviews)

  • It is challenging to move into regular full time work (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time

    Pros

    The management in UO Housing is great and makes working in dining services a great time. The environment is relaxed, but still focused on serving customers.

    Cons

    Schedules can be a bit hectic. There are times when a lot of coworkers will call in sick and then you'll be asked to come in. Often times, dining was either over or under staffed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rec Center - Great job as a student

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

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    AWESOME supervisors, some of the actual big wigs of the place are kinda stuck up and lame, but you don't ever really have to deal with them on a regular basis.

    Cons

    They took out our chair in the weight room, meaning during 6 hour weekend shifts we couldn't sit. That is BS, and at any other gym you go to, the fitness attendant is allowed to sit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us back our chairs!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This is a wonderful place to work.

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The student worker program is great and very much appreciated!

    Cons

    Government beauracracy culture. Some of the employees are not very team oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep the student worker program running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Tutoring Jobs

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

    I have been working at University of Oregon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Family culture, help is always available

    Cons

    There is no real management system set in place, Unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay to tutors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best Job Ever...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free tuition, decent living stipend if you are in a dual-income home, access to lots of experience and many professional opportunities.

    Cons

    Teaching GTFs sometimes have a very heavy workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and change with the evolving climate of the professional job market and cost of living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    All in all, not a bad place to get a PhD

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    health insurance, lots of facilities to use (CAMCOR) lots of opportunities to go to conferences etc

    Cons

    pretty low salary for doing high level work, but it's pretty much the same anywhere you go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't turn CAMCOR into a for-profit entity. We need characterization tools that don't necessarily generate a lot of income from industry in order to get results and publications that lead to grants. Eliminating and cutting funding for basic characterization tools is so myopic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent community, professional environment that still knows how to have fun

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons here. Every position that I've had here has been a wonderful experience

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Bureaucratic, but helpful and harmless

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker, Administrative Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Student Worker, Administrative Assistant in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    As a student working for the university over the course of my studies, I appreciated the flexibility of my employers, as well as the exposure I got to the inner workings of a bureaucracy.

    Cons

    The pay was minimal for my position, the hours were limited based on the number of students all hired to sit at a desk, and the position itself held no bearing on my projected career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep supporting your students, but perhaps find a better way of advancing your more experienced or talented employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I am a tutor at Braddock

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

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get to review old material

    Cons

    Some people come in expecting me to do their homework

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open more hours

  11.  

    Unstable Funding for Positions

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

    I worked at University of Oregon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some positions offer flexible schedules which is great. The benefits are certainly helpful with regard to health insurance. You can have wonderfully bright colleagues to work with alongside.

    Cons

    Very unstable funding for most departments. Jobs and contracts are tenuous. Many high level leadership positions are interim at this time creating a climate of unfocused leadership with little hope for change or innovation in the next year or two. UO ranks at the bottom of the list for competitive salaries.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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