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Updated February 16, 2018
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University of Hawaii at Manoa Interim Chancellor David Lassner
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  • There are no benefits for casual hires (in 5 reviews)

  • Salary is a "stipend", so I am responsible to determine and pay taxes, find and pay health insurance, and contribute to IRA/other retirement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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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

    Great Atmosphere, meet a lot of people diverse.

    Cons

    Not worth the tuition. Need to change budget.

    Advice to Management

    work harder


  2. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time

    Pros

    You get to live in Hawaii

    Cons

    You hit the ground running. There is a huge learning curve, but once you figure it out you need to keep sprinting.

  3. "Student Worker"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible to class schedule and on campus

    Cons

    The place to pick up pay checks and do anything relating to pay and form is at a different office than the one you work for


  4. "research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Academic support from many professors and staffs. Flexible working time and tuition waiver.

    Cons

    The academic advisor is very important for your degree. Loose connecting with your academic advisor could result in negative consequence.

    Advice to Management

    Planning the steps to pursue the degree and reporting to your academic advisor frequently.


  5. "Graduate Assistant"

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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

    Honolulu is a nice city.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive.


  6. "Nice weather but the University needs a lot of work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Honolulu, HI
    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 (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.


  7. "Web Developer"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work for DCDC attached to the College of Education at UH. It has great people, everyone is extremely knowledgable and helpful.

    Cons

    Getting hired takes a long time due to the bureaucratic process.

    Advice to Management

    Not advice. I like the management so far

  8. "Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time

    Pros

    Location of the university is a plus. Culture is diverse.

    Cons

    Graduate students aren’t supported as well as they could be. Cost of living is high.


  9. "Faculty Student Assistant"

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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

    Work around your class schedule

    Cons

    not much opportunity or advancement


  10. "Bookstore student worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hours are flexible for students and managers are understanding

    Cons

    communication between departments is awful

    Advice to Management

    have the managers communicate better


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