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Updated October 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and paid time off (in 40 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, with nearly 4 weeks of vacation time for all unclassified employees (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance seems to depend on department (in 7 reviews)

  • No parking places unless pay daily rate for the garage or on the street (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "With Great Respect Comes Great Responsibility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Nearly unlimited resources and the highest community respect.

    Cons

    Highly competitive, and difficult to carve out a niche if you are a MD.


  2. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and opportunity for advancement. Fun environment, great people.

    Cons

    Can't park there, you have to get dropped off or ride the bus. Sometimes the shifts are before the bus rout. Unorganized managerial leadership and responcibuilities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging.

  3. "NICU hospitalist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy shift work a lot

    Cons

    Low salary is a bummer

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "Clinic Operations Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management team, wonderful administrative teammates, excellent clinical teammates.

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  5. "Very happy place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Operating Room Nurse in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Operating Room Nurse in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OHSU full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, plenty of wellness incentives

    Cons

    Waitlist for parking spaces for employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, the staff love working here.


  6. "Great job, can be stressful"

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

    I worked at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Making a positive contribution to community heaoth

    Cons

    Really horrible commute and parking, some unfairly punitive HR policies

    Advice to Management

    lighten up on the punitive beauracratic policies that work against employees,
    especially a sick leave policy that almost forces people to work sick. Lower the prices in the cafeterias, you can't afford to eat there unless you are a doctor or a manager.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful co workers, meaningful work, good health benefits.

    Cons

    Low compensation, hard to advance, must seek new positions in different departments to get a raise, minimum raises do not reflect actual cost of living increases, parking is not affordable.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make your employees transfer across departments to get fair compensation. The turn over is not good for the long term health of the company.

  8. "Great Community"

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

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

    Pros

    Celebrate diversity, innovative, great compensation for a university, welcoming environment.

    Cons

    Some roles can leave you rather stuck in terms of growth, but if you connect with the right people, they may be able to help you determine new roles.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster professional growth among employees who are interested in developing a career at OHSU.


  9. "Depends on the lab"

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

    I worked at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Amazing projects to work on, fantastic staff and scientists who care deeply about their research and their mice or monkeys, wonderful facilities, wonderful campuses, all the best toys in the world, and best of all a true sense of purpose.

    Cons

    The MD track techs who're just there to get a gold star to help them get into medical school and don't care about the research. Every once in a while there's a few.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great!


  10. "Great place, wish I could have stayed."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OHSU full-time

    Pros

    Portland is a wonderful town to live in and OHSU tries to take as much care of its postdocs as any place in academia does. Health care is equivalent to student care, which was fine for a healthy person like me with a spouse and no children. Vacation time is negotiated with individual bosses and more open-ended than staff. Of course, you spend a lot of time working nights and weekends, too.

    Cons

    The postdoc life is a limbo career-wise. No one will ever pay you what you're worth and your goal should be getting out of that phase as fast as you can.

    Advice to Management

    Treat postdocs like colleagues rather than students. We have been students long enough and it's a necessary and important stage of development that requires being treated like equals.


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