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University of Oregon Reviews in Oregon

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
130 Reviews
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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.  

    Graduate Teaching Fellow (March 2014 - December 2014), Principle of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon

    Pros

    As a GTF, I access to all university facilities and enjoy low-rate comprehensive health care coverage. My department provides enough academic resources for GTFs and the working environment is cooperative and vibrant.

    Cons

    We do not have much flexibility for sick leaves and emergency leaves, but the policy doesn't affect me personally. Also, the University didn't fully satisfy the GTF union's needs during the bargaining session.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Fellow employees were fun to work with while also being productive. Perks were nice as well such as meals and gear.

    Cons

    Not much. Just slightly more communication between management and employees would help efficiency and overall enjoyment of duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to gain work experience.

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    Former Employee - Student Recycler in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Student Recycler in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon

    Pros

    I worked as a recycler for a year. The campus is relatively conscious of zero waste efforts and tries to be an active change agent. Pays minimum wage, but that is expected. Coworkers are friendly and management is welcoming.

    Cons

    While management is welcoming, they also can have some leadership shortcomings. But that strictly depends on their personalities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could use a little help with a work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student Athlete Tutor

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    Former Employee - Tutor for Student Athletes in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Tutor for Student Athletes in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    Extremely friendly coworkers
    Flexible hours
    Sometimes there's time to get your own work done as well
    All of the athletes I worked with were very nice and if an athlete had trouble, there was always support from advisors and fellow tutors to make sure the athlete did not slip through the cracks

    Cons

    The building is on the far opposite side of campus from most things and there is no parking! Every time you have to pay...no employee parking is ridiculous!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More check ins with employees. Sometimes I felt that my bosses did not really know me. This way I would've been able to know my coworkers and bosses better. It also would've given a chance to update bosses and advisors on all athletes, rather than just the ones with academic issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Reasonably positive

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    Former Employee - Grader in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Grader in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and low overhead. Work when you have time between classes and homework.

    Cons

    Work tends to come in bursts. You will have nothing to do for two weeks and then get two weeks of accumulated work due soon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    College of Education

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    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    I worked as an assistant at the University of Oregon for several years. The management and admin was incredibly efficient, hard-working, and fair--I couldn't have asked for a better first job to set my bar for office relations and humane treatment of student interns. The environment was friendly, more responsibility was given when earned

    Cons

    I can't think of any serious cons. But there was a large discrepancy between professors as far as the above--tasks mediated by competent management ran far smoother than if overseen by professors whose heads were often elsewhere.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great job, rewarding working with kids

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    Current Employee - Student Teacher in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Student Teacher in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    Always well-staffed, flexible hours, you get out of it what you put into it

    Cons

    Raises happen very infrequently, not always room to get more hours/responsibilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    UO Catering and Conference Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Conference Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Conference Assistant in Eugene, OR

    I worked at University of Oregon as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff community is great. I worked with so many lovely people. I feel like my coworkers and I really bonded during those summer months. Management made working there a wonderful experience. I could always go to them with questions. The work environment is very relaxed, but everyone is still very committed to making the guests' stays top notch.

    Cons

    Being on call and doing rounds can sometimes be tiring, but that's the nature of being a Conference Assistant. Everyone does their share so you're never burdened with long hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful management

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    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
  11.  

    Rec Center - Great job as a student

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    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 a 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

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