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Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great people, great place to learn (in 36 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, with nearly 4 weeks of vacation time for all unclassified employees (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • No parking, lower base salary but that is made up by the amazing benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay in research jobs at the assistant level (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. System Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working to help others. Good compensation package.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to advance. Don't look internally for advancement.


  2. "OHSU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, awesome purpose, great diversity.

    Cons

    Lower pay not offset by benefit package, parking (almost impossible, use the bus).


  3. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits in terms of 401k matching, vacation, and sick time. Very cheap trimet passes are available as well.

    Cons

    Difficult to get salary increases


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  5. "Huge bureaucracy: So much potential but progress very slow moving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Purpose of mission, communication from CEO.

    Cons

    Highly political environment, collaboration across institutes, terrible employee and leadership performance in IT.


  6. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Better than most employee benefits. Unionized labor relations good for eligible employees.

    Cons

    Limited parking; otherwise expensive due to uphill location/downtown


  7. "Research at OHSU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    OHSU has excellent benefits, a good community of co-workers, and has recently introduced teleworking to some departments.

    Cons

    OHSU salaries tend to be on the low side for the amount of skill and work that is needed in clinical research. Salaries have also not kept up with the increasing cost of living in Portland. Parking is limited, and expensive.


  8. "RN"

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at OHSU full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, collaborative environment, competent residents, good resources

    Cons

    How the organization applies its professional practice model feels like nursing school all over again. Each week required an extensive reflection connecting practice to vague word in the model, often taking 2+ hours to finish. Management and professional practice leaders were unhelpful and nonspecific about areas for improvement and will simply sack employees who fail to fit.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee is struggling, actually take time to assess performance, identify problem areas, and create a plan with measurable goals, and document it, instead of terminating good employees with potential who may require a bit more work to succeed.


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    "ra2"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    paid health care, intelligent co workers, interesting work

    Cons

    Under paid (quite!), parking is very difficult and expensive, the commute can be terrible

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the cost of living in Portland. As it rises and the city becomes more unaffordable, consider raising pay to retain workers.


  10. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Career advancement opportunities, Education reimbursement, Positive atmosphere and great team environment, options for telecommuting opportunities.

    Cons

    Commute consists of a lot of traffic. Transportation via public transportation isn't ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Offering higher wages for leadership roles.


  11. "Medical student"

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting patients
    Regular team meetings to keep clinics running smoothly

    Cons

    Getting to campus is tough, but if you plan out your route then public transportation is the easiest way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more pay to those that have to train medical students. It's not an easy job to have someone shadow you all day.



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