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Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "Experiences"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Western Oregon University part-time

    Pros

    Willing to work around classes
    Lots of student co workers
    Opportunity to make friends

    Cons

    Food service was not very glamorous

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Student Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule with plenty of opportunists to learn something new.

    Cons

    Have to be as student to be in the position

  3. "Can be great if you are in the right department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Western Oregon University part-time

    Pros

    Discount on tuition is nice

    Cons

    Some departments like, Housing, were not enjoyable to work for


  4. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Finance in Monmouth, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Finance in Monmouth, OR
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Less stress, more teaching oriented, collegial atmosphere, small class sizes

    Cons

    Less salary, not much databases, lack of summer support


  5. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Western Oregon University full-time

    Pros

    Good Health & Retirement Benefits, Regular Weekly Schedule

    Cons

    A Union House, so really hard to get rid of awful employees because they want to stay forever.


  6. "The Research Institute"

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    Current Employee - Lead Web Developer in Monmouth, OR
    Current Employee - Lead Web Developer in Monmouth, OR
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Western Oregon University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am the lead web developer for The Research Institute at Western Oregon University. The people are top notch, intelligent, collaborative. Working atmosphere is congenial and fairly laid back most of the time. I can pretty much work with whatever technology I feel is best suited for the job at hand. A lot of freedom. The benefit package is outstanding.

    Cons

    Low pay, some bureaucracy, lack of funding for career development opportunities. Being the only developer on staff is tough sometimes because you really need to push yourself forward - nobody is going to help you with that.

    Advice to Management

    Look for more ways to fund a junior level developer position.


  7. "Fair"

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    Former Employee - Lab Support in Monmouth, OR
    Former Employee - Lab Support in Monmouth, OR

    I worked at Western Oregon University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Close proximity to university facilities.

    Cons

    No consideration for student workers.

  8. "Love the people I work with"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Program Assistant in Monmouth, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Program Assistant in Monmouth, OR
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small university and faculty that focus on the students. The salary is fair and the benefits are great.

    In the division I work in, I truly love working with the faculty.

    Cons

    We are union represented and I am not a big fan of unions. I do see that there are benefits, but when it comes to salary, I would prefer to be paid based on my own merit.

    Advice to Management

    The manager that I work with is fair, but I think that at times she can be a little controlling. I think she would do herself and others a service to delegate more.


  9. "A Decent Place to be a Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - GIS Research Specialist in Monmouth, OR
    Current Employee - GIS Research Specialist in Monmouth, OR
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the staff and one professor who I worked with during my time here. It seemed most of the people were interested in me making a difference in my future.

    Cons

    On the other hand, I there were several professors who did quite the opposite and did not care. There was one particular who originally hired me and disappeared. Someone else much better took me into their hands. Also, there is no guarantee you will always get the hours you need.

    Advice to Management

    Considering most of the people I dealt with had no relation to management, this is not applicable. For the one or two who did, they did just fine.


  10. "mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small, attractive campus, teaching faculty- no GTAs

    Cons

    Academic caliber of students, location


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