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Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great people, great place to learn (in 36 reviews)

  • We are also part of the nursing union so we have good benefits because of that (in 22 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. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people, lots of leaning to be had

    Cons

    Commute and parking are tough


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Integrity Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Research Integrity Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and the benefits are decent. The prescription prices are amazing and I get 15 vacation days a year in addition to sick leave and holidays. The work hours are somewhat flexible and they are going to start a new policy that will allow us to work from home 1 day each week. Great retirement and it's all in a beautiful area/campus.

    Cons

    Less vacation than most colleges and no time off for spring break (not bad compared to most jobs but less compared to most other colleges). Budget cuts have lost us a lot of resources and manpower we would have had otherwise. Also, there is some degree of bureaucracy and red tape involved.

    Advice to Management

    Provide time/resources for development and proactive improvements for the department


  3. "4th Year Audiology Extern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Audiology Extern in Portland, OR
    Current Intern - Audiology Extern in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OHSU as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent supervisors who support your learning and growth and really want you to become independent during your externship there. Get to work with kids through adults and work on various interdisciplinary teams through CDRC and Dornbecher Children's Hospital. A full range of experience, from kids through adults. Lots of Cochlear implant mapping, BAHA devices, hearing aids and balance assessments.

    Cons

    Don't see hearing aids at the Children's hospital only the ENT clinic which you do get to rotate through. Some of the protocols are not clearly posted or outlined, so even some of the supervisors are not quite sure what it is. Some of the rooms and booths are used by a lot of people so they are not always organized and hard to find things.


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  5. "Great place to work, but not for everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment. Lots of opportunities to learn and find action
    Quasi public/private -- does a decent job of balancing a need for productivity and enforce accountability with a mission that's not only about money and a touch of a relaxed public vibe
    Decent flexibility

    Cons

    Balkanized environment -- poor coordination across units and little sense of shared anything. Everyone looks out for their own local interests.
    Resource allocation is all over the place. Some parts have money raining on them while others are truly suffering
    Pay is also all over the place. Some highly skilled/trained people with very difficult jobs get paid very low while others really rake in the dough. This appears to be based more on how position was set up than on characteristics of the individual.
    Success too often defined in terms of conformance with procedure rather than accomplishing anything real

    Advice to Management

    Best practices should be observed, but they don't apply in every case. Use the goals of objectives to guide decisions rather than the literal words. Make real decisions and justify them based on what they accomplish rather than hiding behind policies and standards.


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    "Difficult job but great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    My managers were respectful and helpful

    Cons

    The work was emotionally taxing


  7. "Sr. System Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Research at OHSU"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "ra2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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