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University of Hawaii at Manoa Employee Reviews about "no benefits"

Updated May 30, 2018

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University of Hawaii at Manoa CEO David Lassner
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23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours for students, supervisors are very accommodating to class schedules(in 8 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours to work around your class schedule(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, lack of support for professional development(in 10 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. Helpful (1)

    "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
  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. "Postdoctoral researcher"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at University of Hawaii at Manoa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education pays post docs very well. It is well funded and friendly place to work. The research is high caliber.

    Cons

    The Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education does not have much support in the way of career advancemet. You are kind of just on your own. Post docs are treated as independent contractors, so although we are payed very well, we have to pay for our own insurance, and there are no benefits packages.

    University of Hawaii at Manoa2017-08-10
  4. "ok to work there"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Pros

    Nice weather to live there

    Cons

    Post-docs work as contractors, no benefits, insurance, you do your own taxes

    University of Hawaii at Manoa2017-03-20
  5. "Must have a thick skin to work as a secretary with professors and graduate students"

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    Former Contractor - Secretary in Honolulu, HI
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    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    As a casual hire (89 day contract) you schedule as much or little work as you would like. Also, you receive on the job training about protocol and procedures for student and departmental affairs. What made this job great In my case (though I hear in other departments it is not this way), is that I had a very supportive office staff that worked together and genuinely cared and supported each other.

    Cons

    Majority of the professors and some graduate students are very difficult to work with. You are also not given a voice or vote when it comes to hiring some of the people that you will work with. There are no benefits for casual hires.

    Advice to Management

    Please give a stronger voice to your office staff. In hiring and recruiting new professors or departmental candidates, the staff is sometimes asked to give an opinion but do not receive a vote in the hiring process.

    University of Hawaii at Manoa2014-10-05
  6. "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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