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Western Oregon University Reviews

Updated May 27, 2019

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  1. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Oregon University part-time

    Pros

    good for a working student

    Cons

    only can be a student

    Western Oregon University2018-07-10
  2. "Instructor Part-Time (Social Sciences)"

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    Current Employee - Instructor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Oregon University part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment. Colleagues in the department are a great bunch of people. Its a great place for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Small town with very few amenities. The university isn't very prestigious. Many of the students have obligations outside of the classroom, which impacts their ability to focus on class work. The students generally do not submit great work and miss class often.

    Advice to Management

    The university needs to market itself better in terms of being the most friendly and affordable university in Oregon.

    Western Oregon University2019-05-27
  3. "Office Hostility"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Monmouth, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Oregon University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The office understands that if you are a student, you are student frist and then a employee. If things were slow, you were able to work on homework

    Cons

    Very unclear expectations and poor feedback management. Professional staff are very unprofessional and negative.

    Western Oregon University2019-04-04
  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Monmouth, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Oregon University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly and student centered community.

    Cons

    Poorly funded, lean, not very innovative.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to have conversations about ways to improve and innovate

    Western Oregon University2018-04-02
  5. "Experiences"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    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

    Western Oregon University2017-08-09
  6. "Student Tech"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Western Oregon University

      Pros

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

      Cons

      Have to be as student to be in the position

      Western Oregon University2017-06-07
    • "Can be great if you are in the right department"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      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

      Western Oregon University2017-05-10
    • "Overall good"

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

      I have been working at Western Oregon University full-time for 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

      Western Oregon University2017-04-02
    • "Meh"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      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.

      Western Oregon University2017-03-28
    • "The Research Institute"

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

      I have been working at Western Oregon University full-time for 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.

      Western Oregon University2016-12-30
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