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University of Hawaii at Manoa Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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University of Hawaii at Manoa Interim Chancellor David Lassner
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  • "Unorganized, pay is low, bad management" (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time

    Pros

    Vacation and sick time are very, very good.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than corporations.


  2. "Student Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours to work around your class schedule.
    Decent starting pay (they keep it slightly above state minimum wage).
    Pay raise every so often (hours worked, annual pay raise).
    Good work/life/school balance.
    Limited to 20 hours/week. This is good because they want you to focus more on school.
    Lot of different job opportunities that can lineup with your career interests and help out your resume.

    Cons

    Limited to 20 hours a week. This is also bad because if you want to work extra hours for more money, you will need to get an "okay" through the system which may take time.
    Stressful. Depending on the job and which department, it may get stressful at times.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time

    Pros

    Administration works with students schedule and very flexible with time off which is crucial as a student

    Cons

    Not always work to do, could be slow at times


  4. "Typical Graduate Assistantship"

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

    I have been working at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, diverse students and faculty.

    Cons

    Duties vary widely depending on assignment each semester.


  5. "Very flexible!"

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    Former Employee - Note Taker in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Note Taker in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisor is very accommodating and creates flexible schedules for student workers.

    Cons

    Low wages and can be boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Upper Administration"

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

    Pros

    The faculty and staff that serve the students on a daily basis are honest hard working people.

    Cons

    The administration making the decisions bring in $300,000 to $500,000 while enrollment and student services are in decline. They get paid to whine about how far their Audi and Tesla is from their office is while students struggle just to get to school.

    Advice to Management

    If incapable of treating others with respect and putting the needs of those you serve before your own then leave.


  7. "On campus job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time

    Pros

    Works around class schedule

    Cons

    Not a lot of choices

  8. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time (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.


  9. "Graduate Assistantship"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Graduate assistantships cover costs of graduate tuition. Additionally, it can be highly beneficial to developing your skills if you are able to find one in your area of study.

    Cons

    Job satisfaction and expectations are highly dependent upon the department/manager. It varies greatly across the University system.


  10. "Good"

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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

    Good and easy environment to work in.

    Cons

    Some times work can be tedious, but that's just like any job.


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