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University of Oregon Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
102 Reviews
4.2
102 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
  • 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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
    -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    things could be more streamlined

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

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

    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
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Oregon as a contractor for more than a year

    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
  8.  

    Great job for student workers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Student Assistant  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Library Student Assistant in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at University of Oregon part-time for more than 3 years

    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
  9.  

    Generally a Good Time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Oregon part-time for less than a year

    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.

  10.  

    Mind-expanding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Barista in Eugene, OR

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

    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
  11.  

    Pretty hood but not understanding of health needs

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

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

    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.

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