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University of Hawaii at Manoa Postdoctoral Fellow Reviews

Updated 16 Nov 2019

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University of Hawaii at Manoa CEO David Lassner
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  1. "The response is quick and efficient"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I started working with RCUH at UH, Manoa as a postdoctoral researcher. Hawaii is the best place to live. RCUH mange the research funds of the UH and has a faster response for the hiring and employment than UH.

    Cons

    There is no union and RCUH's employees have not the same benefits as UH 's employees.

    University of Hawaii at Manoa2019-11-17
  2. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall good experience. Too much work as usual, though a stimulating environment for those who like nature and outdoors.

    Cons

    Postdoc positions are basically treated as subcontractors, with no benefits, living on a stipend, doing the hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Should wake up and get more serious and professional.

    University of Hawaii at Manoa2018-05-30
  3. "Nice weather but the University needs a lot of work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hawaii is beautiful so when you have time to look out through a window you'll have a view that you will remember for life.

    Cons

    This is where academic careers go to die.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the administrative burden on researchers. It seems like there is a grave need for supervisors to be educated about how to supervise.

    University of Hawaii at Manoa2018-01-26
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    "Postdoctoral fellow"

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    Postdoctoral Fellow in Honolulu, HI
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Pros

    The Manoa campus is very liveable, the weather is great, there are many interesting people, and Hawaii is an ideal location for many different fields of Science.

    Cons

    Some buildings are old and falling apart, facility management is under staffed, repairs take long time (months), there are no benefits for postdocs (no health insurance, have to pay for University ID card out of pocket, no business cards, lengthy reimbursement process,...).

    Advice to Management

    University of Hawaii would do itself a service by increasing the benefits to its post doctoral "employees". Health care, access to UH classes

    University of Hawaii at Manoa2016-09-09
  5. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice weather, friendly atmosphere, enjoyable outdoor activities, and good location.

    Cons

    Inefficient system, facility is under staffed, NO benefits for postdoc (no health insurance, no tax deduction at all), University *student* ID card for postdocs (which is humiliating), living cost is very high compared to the income upper bound.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat postdocs as employees.

    University of Hawaii at Manoa2017-03-19
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