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Updated February 8, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great benefits; great pay; beautiful campus" (in 56 reviews)

  • "It is variable from manager to manager but seems to be a fairly good focus on work-life balance" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance seems to depend on department" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Salary might be low for cost of living in Portland" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Patient rep"

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

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Reputable, innovative, research, education, inclusive

    Cons

    Hiring process is not the fastest or smoothest


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IT Analyst Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    I echo the last review here that OHSU is a good workplace, however some managers are lacking some leadership training and people skills. Environment is challenging, but you do learn a lot and get to work with a variety of people. Co-workers are there if you need assistance, but you need to seek it.

    Cons

    There is no mentorship or training here, if you are a person who wants to learn and grow, you are on your own. I have never worked for any company or in this specific situation - a manager who is great in bringing you down. You put in a lot of effort to the work and you do get recognized by your business stakeholders, yet your manager advises you that you are not worthy and sends you a myriad of things on why he/she thinks that way. Like they have no clue on the work you have been assigned to do and are actually doing. They also advised you to look for work when not busy. When is it not busy around here? Every time you turn around there is a partnership going on and that is on top of your day-to-day job. Unrealistic expectations, they want you to do other people's job like project management, security, server management, etc. but yet you are considered lazy and need to do more, really??

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be an oversight on the skills and performance of managers, not just regular employees. What happened to the survey results and proposed actions, did it get washed away by the Willamette River? Stop bringing your employees down and stop being cheap, saving a raise or promotion does not equate to the amount of money and skills if one leaves out the door.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Yet another case of good workplace, but bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits are somewhat ok. If Union was not part of some of the roles, employees won't get any increase in pay
    - Employees have good working relationship and for the most part do care about the work that they do

    Cons

    - No room for improvement and career advancement
    - Most managers in IT focuses on themselves on how they can move up or leave the company, than enrich and motivate their employees
    - The above leads to NO reward, NO compensation, and NO movement
    - 1:1 meetings are a joke, again focusing on work and what management wants, rather than how an individual can actually GROW
    - Management keeps stating to try again, you are not doing good enough. Asks if you add VALUE over and over like a broken record
    - Basically, a dead end job. Preach about culture and inclusion, but does not comprehend its real meaning

    Advice to Management

    Train your management team how to become better managers. Instead of asking employees on how they add VALUE, ask yourself, do I VALUE my employees? Use company funding and invest on your talent within, rather than making them feel they are not wanted or don't have any future within the organization. Respect your employees. These are basic fundamentals of a great working environment.


  4. "Great Retirement Benefits, Poor All Around HR Policies for Retaining Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Great retirement package
    - Good medical care for patients

    Cons

    - Very rigid policies that do not promote hiring from within, staff development, etc.
    - Very little paid paternal leave, that not all employees can receive (union employees do not get any paid parental leave)


  5. "Collaborative research environment"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top-notch research facilities, cooperative research environment, experts in cancer biology and neuroscience

    Cons

    Not a strongly connected graduate student community


  6. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OHSU part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, autonomy and independence

    Cons

    Limited career growth options, department disorganization, low pay


  7. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    The location is great, very close to downtown. Allowed for a flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    It rains most of the time.

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission and people love to work here

    Cons

    Can we long hours based on staffing and emergency loads


  9. "A place of growth for many!"

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    Former Employee - Web Specialist II in Marquam Hill, OR
    Former Employee - Web Specialist II in Marquam Hill, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OHSU full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    OHSU truly cares about its employees. I started as a temp, was mentored into a full time direct hire that lasted 9 years during which my salary more than tripled. They invested in my education, provided an amazing 401k, and unbeatable health benefits.

    Cons

    OHSU is huge, expect many cross functional reporting heirarchies. To thrive here you need a collaborative team spirit that overcomes authority hurdles as a project may affect many governing groups for different reasons. To get things done, you will want to network and connect with many teams outside of your reporting structure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing in and empowering your employees to grow.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, nice view of portland

    Cons

    Parking sucks, process is slow,