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Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Low Pay, Minimal Skills Acquired (in 12 reviews)

  • Also, student workers get paid minimum wage until after one year where they qualify for a 3 percent raise (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Relaxing place for students to work and gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Eugene, OR
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its very laid back. People are great but you do have annoying grad students asking for thesis help and it is usually part of your job to help them. Benefits are great. As a student employee, work schedules are very flexible, but limited to 20 hrs. /week. Pay is better than an internship and it provided great experience and resume fodder. Note: I worked in the geography department. Other departments may differ.

    Cons

    Sometimes its a little too laid back with no clear idea of what you should be doing. I often had big gaps between projects that I was just sitting their twiddling my thumbs.

    Advice to Management

    I really had no issue with Frohnmayer's leadership. For the new president, I'd say follow his example.


  2. "Athleteic officail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eugene, OR
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    easy job with a lot of possiblities

    Cons

    hours are short and not often

    Advice to Management

    keep positive and confident

  3. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Director in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Director in Eugene, OR
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great area, great spot, amazing passion

    Cons

    We all face money challenges

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the state!


  4. "easy"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good place, nice city and friendly peaple

    Cons

    weather, a little remote, far away from big cities


  5. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Eugene, OR
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to get work experience depending on your area of focus.

    Cons

    Tough to move up if you don't have an advanced degree.


  6. "Fun times with Zebrafish"

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Eugene, OR
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great work environment with friendly and helpful people. I was always able to find something to do or get help if I needed it. I immediately felt at home in the lab and definitely recommend it for others.

    Cons

    Though I enjoy my time working in the University or Oregon's Labs, I would have liked to have gotten more hours, which were somewhat limited.


  7. "Great opportunity for students who want an on campus job"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Consultant in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    My coworkers are great, the job is relaxed and easy, and the hours are based around everyone's school schedules. All of the upper management is personable and fun to work with.

    Cons

    It can be boring if there is no one in the labs. I spent possibly too much time watching Hulu during the slow hours of the morning or evening (depending on the shift).

  8. "Great job as a GTF here"

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    Current Employee - GTF in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - GTF in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cover the tuition fee plus 1400 a month

    Cons

    not much to cover, you do your job and get money


  9. "Best University to work for"

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    Current Employee - Baseball Coach in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Baseball Coach in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Total support from everyone who works here

    Cons

    It sure does rain a lot


  10. "Satisfactory over all."

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    Former Employee - CNA in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - CNA in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits
    Not very hard work, and 9-5 schedule
    Highly educated co-workers

    Cons

    The students you meet and develop relationships leave after 4 years (hopefully)
    They don't always hire from within
    long and extensive application

    Advice to Management

    Have a little more faith in the students, the humans frontal lobe doesn't fully develop until they turn 25. You were a stupid co-ed too at some point!


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