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"HR and Poor Senior Management Weakens Organization"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Worked at OHSU Foundation. Good salary. Great benefits. If you have a good mgr, can be great place to work. OHSU's mission is def inspiring. Raising money for important causes and smart scientists is rewarding. Doernbecher mission is amazing. Location on Marquam (or downtown office) nice, easy to get to. Nice downtown office, remodeled recently.

Cons

HR is a joke -- they reward non-performers and create busy work for all. There are managers that everyone (including senior leaders and even HR) knows are bad at managing people, but they do nothing and even promote. Most employees don't go to HR anymore because we remember a few people who have been burned from going to them.

Biggest weakness is sr leadership.....lots of secrecy and annual reorgs. Closed door meetings and HR in the mix means "something is up," common phrase uttered by the cube class. Hahaha!! HR-senior management in cahoots with lots of crazy reorgs that create increasing levels of middle management. Some admins have 5 or 6 bosses -- alot for a place with 100 employees.

Doernbecher is a crazy storm. Turnover there is outrageous, yet leadership problems persist. Everyone knows about it too.

Advice to Management

Rethink HR's function. Should HR be defending management or empowering employees? It's clear whats been chosen.

Less talking about change and more making change.

Enough with the consultant crutch. Don't know what to do? Let's pay $50,000 to consultants! Waste of what is ultimately donor money.

Other Employee Reviews for OHSU

  1. "Good Overall but Unequal Job Classification"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    I received positive feedback from superiors (quite high up within OHSU because of my position) and felt respected.

    Cons

    My position was demoted shortly after my departure despite clearly being of a higher level than most executive assistants simply because of who I worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Position titles and compensation should be based on work done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OHSU"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great community.
    if you are lucky, like I am, you will have a great manager.

    Cons

    politics as usual
    parking sucks
    Christmas party sucks

    Advice to Management

    list to your employees. you are almost bad as the politicians.

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