Portland State University - Awesome life/work balance. Very little management direction and structure. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Portland State University
There are newer employer reviews for Portland State University

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Awesome life/work balance. Very little management direction and structure."

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Depending on your manager, you can have a really great job with a lot of autonomy to fulfill your personal and professional mission. Life work balance is extraordinary. There are pockets of deeply committed professionals that make working here a joy and a daily learning experience.

Cons

Lack of information and direction from senior management.
fund balance accounting makes it impossible to ever know where your program/department/school is according to projections.
The ability
A huge number of disenfranchised mid-level managers that bleeds all over their employees.
There are random individuals that are extremely poor workers who know there is nothing anyone can do to them to get rid of them.

Advice to Management

Quit separating the professors from the rest of staff,
Improve financial accounting mecahnisms
Quit supporting an environment of traditional higher education silos and king/queendoms
More transparency to employees and students,
higher quality delivery of adult programs

Other Employee Reviews for Portland State University

  1. "Getting better, can't get no worse."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great campus location in beautiful downtown Portland. New bargaining agreement for faculty, new university president engaged for Fall 2008 could change things for the better.

    Cons

    Culture of underachievement by administration; over reliance on contingent teaching laber creates a division within the faculty. Teaching is undervalued, but not fully funded as a research institution. Very little opportunity to advance within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    A university is made up of people, not machines, buidings or warehouse inventory. This institution needs to invest in its own faculty and change the culture to value committed teaching and real achievement in the classroom, which will create a better experience for students.


  2. "Office Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portland State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with class schedule
    Work with peers
    Safe net before going out to the real world (Learn from your mistakes)

    Cons

    Wish pay could be higher... but it's a Campus job so.


There are newer employer reviews for Portland State University
There are newer employer reviews for Portland State University

See Most Recent

Work at Portland State University? Share Your Experiences

Portland State University
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or