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University of Oregon Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
100 Reviews

4.2
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University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson
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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 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Most jobs offered are only minimum wage (in 3 reviews)

  • Staff have to join a union which can cost up to 125 (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working on campus as a student is awesome

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    Current Employee - EMU Event Services  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - EMU Event Services in Eugene, OR

    Pros

    - Close to your classes
    - Bosses who understand that school comes first
    - great way to get engaged with campus
    - meet a lot of great people, make new friends

    Cons

    - Hours can be rough (depends where you work on campus)
    - Its a government job, so there is a lot of hierarchy regarding decision making
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    things could be more streamlined

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The UO Knight Library does their students justice in finding them student jobs, then supporting their growth in that job

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

    Pros

    I worked as an archivist, and the freedom to choose my hours and work independently was incredible. I arrived when I wanted to, listened to audiobooks while I worked, and got an astounding amount done because I was supported to do things my own way. Honesty, hard work, and openness were rewarded.

    Cons

    There was never a dedicated space to put my project, so I was often shuffled office to office. However, lack of space is something even tenured professors deal with, so I didn't find it unfair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eugene, OR

    Pros

    University of Oregon is a supportive and creative campus. People are friendly and laid-back.

    Cons

    It's in Eugene, a small city. It rains too much in winter. In spring and summer, lots of people suffer from different kinds of allergies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job for student workers.

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    Current Employee - Library Student Assistant  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Library Student Assistant in Eugene, OR

    Pros

    The knight library is fairly flexible with schedules because they understand that I am a student first and foremost.
    The supervisors in my department are friendly.

    Cons

    The number of hours a student can work is limiting if you are supporting yourself. There is a 25 hour maximum for students enrolled full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Generally a Good Time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Full benefits for only working 1/2 time and reduced tuition (up to 8 credits a term) if you or a loved one want to take classes.

    My boss and office mates were all really nice, we frequently all went out for drinks together and brought food into the office to share.

    Cons

    Some office managers are pains. If you talk to someone in HR they are pretty honest about giving you the feel for various offices, which is really helpful.

  7.  

    Mind-expanding

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    Current Employee - Barista  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Barista in Eugene, OR

    Pros

    people, atmosphere, food, coffee, girls

    Cons

    low pay, once a month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay us every other wekk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty hood but not understanding of health needs

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and faculty members. Great culture of learning and committed to diversity.

    Cons

    Had a hard time when a health crisis hit. Discussed work life balance but was hard to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instruct everyone on FMLA.

  9.  

    Graphic Artist for marketing department

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    Current Employee - Graphic Artist  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist in Eugene, OR

    Pros

    Working on campus as a student was a great experience due to the ease of scheduling. I could always schedule my hours to work around my classes which took away a lot of stress. I also feel privileged to have a job as as graphic artist while in school.

    Cons

    Sometimes the load of school work became rather heavy which made the balance of work and school a bit more stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The marketing group is what makes your business look good, yet often times we wished we could do projects that required funds we didn't have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    UO is a fantastic work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The equipment is first class and the people are better.

    Cons

    The area needs more companies sprouting nearby.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I had a great opportunity to move into some project work from my graduate studies.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant/Grant Writer  in  Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant/Grant Writer in Eugene, OR

    Pros

    I always had the chance and the support I needed to continue building my skills.

    Cons

    It is challenging to move into regular full time work. There is a lot of competition from the continuous influx of students.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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