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University of Hawaii at Manoa Reviews

Updated May 11, 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)

  • There are no benefits for casual hires (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "NAC"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and boss is great!

    Cons

    nothing really too bad unless you want a chill job


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "UH Manoa"

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

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

    Pros

    Love working on campus and being around the student population. Can take classes for free.

    Cons

    Parking is not cheap. Admin is always in flux. Sharing of information should be improved - across the campus.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and input from the faculty & staff that leads to real change and improvements.


  5. "Fiscal Assistance"

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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

    Lay back, friendly, welcoming, good benefits

    Cons

    Unorganized, pay is low, bad management


  6. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was on campus during my break periods.

    Cons

    There is no other con except for low wage.


  7. "physician"

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

    I have been working at University of Hawaii at Manoa part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    hawaii students are very nice people

    Cons

    limited by State ,union guidelines,

  8. Helpful (1)

    "working as staff for faculty"

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    Current Employee - Network Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Network Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - making an impact on students
    - learning about leading university research
    - flexible hours
    - self motivator can excel fast
    - 22 days vacation

    Cons

    - educators with no management experience learning on the job
    - toxic politics, nobody does anything about it
    - the university doesn't take care of staff members, only faculty, and students.
    - if you are a witness or apart of an incident, the university does a horrible job at protecting you and maintaining transparency.
    - if you do work that is above your scope of work, you might not get compensated.
    - while I was working three I had a supervisor that didn't know how to do their jobs, and I had to do it for them and they took credit for it.
    - expensive benefits
    - HR doesn't act on all incidents and do not document they push incidents on managers in hopes things get fixed.

    Advice to Management

    maintain adequate oversite


  9. "Hit or miss"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has some of the most innovative approaches to education in the nation and the world; located in a place with rich diversity, culture, and history.

    Cons

    Whether or not you will love your work depends on which department and college/school you're in. Some are cutting edge and great places to work, others are toxic and full of inertia.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp talent hiring, retention and communication strategies. UHM has so much potential but archaic and stale approaches keep driving talent away.


  10. "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.


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