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"I worked as a graduate teaching assistant."

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Former Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Portland, OR
Former Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Portland, OR
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Portland State University as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

The tuition remission was really helpful. Also, the work that I did with several professors really helped build my resume.

Cons

The stipend that came with the position was not enough to live on and required a second job and loans to get by.

Advice to Management

I didn't have a lot of interactions with upper management since I worked mostly with my direct professor supervisor.

Other Employee Reviews for Portland State University

  1. "Opportunity to build experience and great coworkers."

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    Former Employee - Housing Assistant- Student in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Housing Assistant- Student in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was allowed to use my phone and do homework while on the job. As long as you are attentive to customers and your coworkers. It was awesome being allowed to study when it was slow.

    Cons

    The job is really customer service orientated. People can be really difficult sometimes and I often found myself drained from answering so many emails and phone calls.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more compensation for student employees.


  2. "Friendly and laid back environment"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Consultant II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Information Technology Consultant II in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Portland State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment
    Friendly co-workers
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Low wages
    Few learning opportunities
    Crappy facilities

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees that are clearly excelling. This might reduce the high turnover rate.

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