Willamette University Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Teacher-scholar at a small liberal arts college

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor, Biology in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Associate Professor, Biology in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Willamette University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can build my research program with a lot of support I can teach in the avant garde ways I choose to use The students and faculty are fantastic to work with Everyone here genuinely engaged in excellent work and socially active

    Cons

    Administration is a mixture of outstanding and struggling to catch up with faculty and students


  2. Alumni and Parent Relations Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Alumni Relations Associate in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Alumni Relations Associate in Salem, OR
    Recommends

    I have been working at Willamette University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great community, wonderful mission, good benefits, get to relationship build, Good on campus food, A ton of energy in the area. Dogs on campus

    Cons

    low pay, tight budget, university codes


  3. Good part time job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willamette University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Understanding Manager, Collaborative Culture

    Cons

    Define project scope from the beginning would be helpful !

    Advice to Management

    Define project scope from the beginning


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  5. Language Learning Center Liaison

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment You have the chance to become great friends with co-workers One of the best rooms in the best building on campus Very flexible hours Very little pressure A lot of talking in this job - which can be a good thing and a bad thing. It took me a bit to get used to, but after a while you just stop worrying about how much time you spend talking. Communication is one if the key aspects to any job, after all. :) You actually learn a lot from working here - much more than some of the other on-campus jobs.

    Cons

    You are on staff with about 10 other people, so you may not get as many hours as you like. On top of that, you're making nearly minimum wage, so don't expect to offset your living costs with just this job. Working with so many other people sometimes means that work just gets passed around from person to person and doesn't get done quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Really, there's not much to say. The languages studio is a great place to have a job - but it is also a great place to work on schoolwork and be with friends. If staff members who are not on shift are in the studio, please don't ask them to do jobs that should be done by people on shift. It would be nice to have some more long-term goals to continuously work towards.


  6. Great university to work for!

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, full of supportive people who are always looking into how best serve the students. The managers were also very supportive of employee input.

    Cons

    Compensation is not the best, but the cost of living in Salem is very low. There seems to be some disconnect in between departments.


  7. OSA student worker, honestly, one of the best on campus student jobs.

    Former Employee - OSA Student Employee in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - OSA Student Employee in Salem, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    The OSA has some of the nicest staff on campus, their doors are always open and working for them gives you a great look at opportunities for students. All you have to do is be friendly, considerate, and run errands for staff. And if you don't have tasks assigned to you during your shift you are allowed to study. It's a great work study job.

    Cons

    None. A friendly atmosphere that understands the struggles for students that also work and have extracurriculars.


  8. Great on-campus jobs

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tour Guide
    Current Employee - Tour Guide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Willamette is great and there are many student jobs available in a variety of departments. If you want to find a part-time job and get an early start, you will definitely be able to find something. I was a tour guide and loved it! Flexible hours, enjoyable, and I had a fantastic boss!

    Cons

    Student co-workers are sometimes not as invested in their jobs as you might be and you sometimes need to pick up their slack and take on more tours.


  9. Worked as Student Caller

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Caller in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Student Caller in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willamette University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highest paying job on campus. You are capable of earning bonuses.

    Cons

    Forced to follow a script and be pushy towards alumni.

    Advice to Management

    Don't scrutinize students for not following the script.


  10. Positive Climate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Office of International Education is an interesting place to be. It deals with many international students and diverse student body.

    Cons

    Not too many openings at the institution.


  11. Great University

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Willamette is a interesting, progressive school with friendly people. There is a a lot of potential to move to upper management/

    Cons

    Senior Management was a bit of a hit or miss. There were some really spectacular people and really unimpressive ones.



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