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University of Oregon Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
107 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 4 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.  

    Best Job Ever...

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    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
  2.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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    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
  3.  

    Bureaucratic, but helpful and harmless

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    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
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  5.  

    Good experience. Good opportunities. Great chance to grow.

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Instructor in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel, department's culture was very good. Benefits good.

    Cons

    Pay was a little low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Dynamic & challenging with an amazing campus culture

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    Former Employee - UO Snow Coordinator: Club Sports
    Former Employee - UO Snow Coordinator: Club Sports

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

    Pros

    Oregon as a brand has grown & represents a great value.

    Cons

    Oregon / Nike is obviously very protective of their brands. Loopholes to jump through for campus events/ logo use. Not a con just something to conscious of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good on main campus, but out at the marine lab is a very different place to work and a lot is lacking.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Oregon

    Pros

    Typically seems like good union jobs that try to get wage increases, benefits, etc. These unfortunately do not always translate to the field station.

    Cons

    Basically what I said above in the pros: if you are at the field station, you are fairly isolated from the main campus and the benefits of being apart of a much larger work force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    MAP Library

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    Former Employee - MAP Library Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - MAP Library Assistant in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    Great experience working in a library setting, with a variety of tasks to perform on a daily basis. You always have something to be working on, so boredom is not an issue.

    Cons

    You receive minimum wage pay for consistent, hard work, which is not a total con, but should be considered. There are other library positions that pay the same or more, and you can study. There is no option to study during working hours at the MAP library.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Assisted in teaching an undergraduate physics lab

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to gain some experience and make a little bit of money on the side while I pursued my degree. It was a good chance to relearn some of the fundamentals as well. The position was secondary to my studies, and the hourly requirements were reasonable for a full-time student.

    Cons

    Compensation is low, but I wouldn't expect an undergraduate TA to make very much anyway. It was mostly about the experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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

    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

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