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University of Oregon Reviews

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

    Good place to gain work experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Student Athlete Tutor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    CIS Teaching assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon

    Pros

    Pay is above minimum wage, hours are very flexible. You work with a lot of great people and the bosses are all professors so they don't have the boss attitude that so many hate.

    Cons

    Not many i can think of.

  6.  

    Wonderful management

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    • 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
  7.  

    Graduate Teaching Fellow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Oregon as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great culture, everyone bikes to work, relatively good salary and benefits for a graduate student. Lots of opportunities, if you have the time and motivation to pursue them.

    Cons

    Large research institution. Introductory classes are filled with undergrads who cannot write well nor do basic math. Student athletes receive special treatment, and are not academically equipped for college.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Rec Center - Great job as a student

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    • 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 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
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10.  

    Best Job Ever...

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    • 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 a 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
  11.  

    food service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon

    Pros

    good benifits and yearly raises

    Cons

    not very much internal advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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