OHSU Reviews

Updated May 10, 2021

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85 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits & job security(in 60 reviews)

  • "Good benefits (if you actually get to use them)(in 48 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other internship programs(in 21 reviews)

  • "Big, no parking, hard to get to know people(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent environment for PhD research

      Apr 22, 2021 - Researcher, PhD Candidate in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Excellent environment for PhD research

      Cons

      No cons to this position, aside from minimal pay (i.e., living stipend), but that is to be expected.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Behemoth, benevolent organization

      May 7, 2021 - Senior Executive Assistant in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. University and hospital all in one 2. Overall friendly vibe 3. Benefits are AMAZING!!!

      Cons

      1. Organization is SO MASSIVE that it takes a LONG time to make changes, even small ones 2. Organization is SO BEHEMOTH that there is a lot of bureaucracy and layers to work through to get answers 3. Clear communication from supervisors to staff regarding performance expectations was non-existent.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Caring culture and flexible work schedule

      May 9, 2021 - Research Associate in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      The leadership in my research institute care about their employee's health and well-being. I feel like I have a lot of autonomy and control over my work schedule. I have been able to maintain a good work-life balance.

      Cons

      Slow growth with promotion and salary. As a large institute of 18k employees communication and systems are slow to respond at times across departments.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Organization that pretends to care but would rather pad pockets than actually do something about major violations

      Apr 27, 2021 - Member of Research Staff 
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      Pros

      having a job is good

      Cons

      -system of reporting racism and harassment is broken (pre march 2021, it was). ohsu is more concerned about appearing diverse and inclusive on the outside, but without repairing its deep financial fissures, this is just for show. have personally witnessed harassment and the process for dealing with it and IT IS BROKEN. -extremely low pay. especially for the west coast. -understaffed. many administrative persons are stretched ridiculously thin and are unable to adequately perform their positions. -serious financial issues -benefits. insurance for anyone outside of the OHSU PPO is terrible. have had multiple issues and improper billing that i've had to go head to head with insurance company with. -poor communication. see above- administrative staff stretched thin. responses to inquiries about your benefits, compensation, etc...don't expect a timely response. -out of sight, out of mind. if you work off campus, you will be utterly forgotten about. -bigwigs who bring in money to the university will go about their business completely unchecked

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      wonderful to work for

      May 9, 2021 - Registered Medical Assistant in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Treated with respect and kindness.

      Cons

      The Commute is long for many people.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Start

      May 10, 2021 - CRC I in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Flexible, Proximity, Location, Commute incentives, Name

      Cons

      Pay, Not competitive, Overworked, Management, Leadership

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Hard to get in

      Feb 3, 2021 - Administrative Coordinator in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      -Higher pay than most university systems -Once you're in, you're able to make connections with people in different departments

      Cons

      -Elitist, at times -Cliquey -Management doesn't show that they value their lower level employees -Management doesn't give everyone a fair chance. It' s all about who knows who (in my particular department). I can't speak for OHSU as a whole. I only speak from my own experience in my department.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good and Bad

      May 8, 2021 - Program Technician in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Higher wages compared to other higher education institutions.

      Cons

      Very hierarchal, lack of decision making, inefficient.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Room for growth

      May 6, 2021 - Patient Access Specialist 
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      Pros

      Good entry position. Room for growth!

      Cons

      Micro management is a big issue. Management did not care for staff.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great benefits poor leadership

      May 9, 2021 - Senior Research Analyst 
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      Pros

      Great health benefits and decent time off. Although OHSU is always trying to reduce time off.

      Cons

      Terrible management across the board. Not trustworthy. Racism is everywhere and the structure typically work off the authoritarian model.

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