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Oakland University Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
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  • "Parking, low pay, not many opportunities to advance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Low salary, no benefits for part time job" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Help the University with various tasks"

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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 Oakland University part-time

    Pros

    You will earn many leadership skills!

    Cons

    They need to pay their employees better!


  2. "Very low raise in salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Rochester, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Rochester, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security once tenure is given

    Cons

    too much demand from all stakeholders ( Teaching, research, and services)

    Advice to Management

    All students of professors are starting job with 100K , however, professors with 5 years experience hardly makes 85,000.

  3. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakland University part-time

    Pros

    the people were really nice and the work environment was superb

    Cons

    I didn't get to work for long because they pay through work study


  4. "Resident assistant"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oakland University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, easy to make friends

    Cons

    Lack of support from upper level management, lack of training


  5. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oakland University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive environment, Opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit disorganized, Lab spaces require better temperature control.


  6. "Casual employee"

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

    I worked at Oakland University part-time

    Pros

    Very good working area, good location

    Cons

    Low salary, no benefits for part time job


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, MI

    I worked at Oakland University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good academic environment and people there very nice and willing to help.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to top colleges

  8. "Good place for base skills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oakland University full-time

    Pros

    Good place for starting experience

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for specialized growth


  9. "instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oakland University part-time

    Pros

    great people and good work

    Cons

    none had a good experience


  10. "Social media Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakland University part-time

    Pros

    Fun people, easygoing environment, decent pay and hours

    Cons

    Some people are difficult to work with