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University of Hawaii at Manoa Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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  • "Postdoc positions are basically treated as subcontractors, with no benefits, living on a stipend, doing the hard work" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no advancement opportunity" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great management, great team environment.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher, permanent desks would be nice.


  2. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Consultant
    Former Employee - Help Desk Consultant

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time

    Pros

    Fun enough, some systems were weird

    Cons

    Not too many. Mostly Strange policies

  3. "Part time lecturer"

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

    I have been working at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time

    Pros

    - student diversity
    - reasonable work hours

    Cons

    - low pay
    - no career advancement


  4. "College of Engineering Secretary/Front Desk"

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Secretary in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work schedule, early finish times with flexible schedule

    Cons

    Terrible management, hires first applicant available


  5. "Being a professor is great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time

    Pros

    good life, good money, some research support

    Cons

    slow, teaching load is moderate, research support is mediocre


  6. "Great location, slow administration"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Perfect work-life balance.

    Cons

    Limited resource. Extremely slow administration.


  7. "Laboratory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation. Fairly laid back atmosphere in general (for an academic research center)

    Cons

    Very low pay. Laid back atmosphere can interfere with timely work. University bureaucracy is insane.

  8. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to create your own syllabus and curriculum.

    Cons

    Hiring paperwork took months, and my first paycheck did not arrive until months after I had started working.


  9. "ITS Student Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time

    Pros

    The scheduling is very flexible to accommodate your school hours and personal life. I was able to learn many things from different departments and was supported by my managers. This is a great place to work while attending UH as you will pick up skills that transfer to the workforce.

    Cons

    As a student worker you will quickly reach the barrier which separates a student from full-time staff. This means hard work can not be rewarded with promotions past a certain point. Work can be mundane and even scarce during certain periods of the year. No PTO or benefits, so every day you miss you do not get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your workers.


  10. "Awesome on-campus student jobs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students, supervisors are very accommodating to class schedules.

    Cons

    Nothing bad about working here.