Oregon Health Sciences University Employer Reviews
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Oregon Health Sciences University
Job Work/Life Balance
A place you might call home
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Portland, OR – April 18, 2013
OHSU has a family atmosphere. The collaboration among staff is one of the things that make OHSU a unique place to work. The pharmacy department has been my family most of my time at OHSU. If you are thinking of a career change or transition to other organizations, you should consider OHSU because it could become your new family :).
The West Campus, often forgotten, is also part of OHSU- the best part!
Research Assistant 2 (Current Employee), Beaverton, OR – March 18, 2013
Pros: benefits are great
Cons: if you are a salaried employee you are exempt from overtime pay.
There is no way to explain how awesome ONPRC is. The Research culture is amazing. How do you not get excited telling people about your job, "I work with monkeys". Everyday is different, there is not an average day when it comes to working with nonhuman primates. I absolutely love that my job is half desk work, half active "on your feet work". The difficult – more... part about working at ONPRC, is that we are primarily funded by the NIH. The budget cuts are becoming a reality for many of us, and that's very difficult. – less
Postdoc Research Scientist (Current Employee), Portland, OR – March 18, 2013
Neuroscience in OHSU is very strong. We have a great community of neuroscientists and neurologists here. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. It's so easy to collaborate with colleagues here and focus on moving projects forward.
Senior Research Associate (Current Employee), Portland, OR – February 8, 2013
I live very close to the building in which I am working. I can go home and make lunch for myself. The University is still expanding and under good management. There are enormous opportunities to build career here.
Office Specialist - Employee ID (Current Employee), Information Technology Group – January 22, 2013
Oregon Health and Science University is a great company to work for, if you can get in. The hospital and connected industry is very difficult to enter, but once you get the opportunity it is a very solid career field.
Research Assistant II, Studied (Former Employee), Portland, OR – June 20, 2012
I wish I can relive my life, so that I can work there again. My brain was always fed with knowledge, the work I did promised to give hope to people who have cancer. The diversity of the staff was so amazing that I felt that I was part of great minds of the world working together to benefit mankind.
Busy, high energy place to work. Challenging, required intelligence and experience.
Medical Student Coordinator II (Former Employee), Portland, Oregon – May 11, 2012
Pros: excellent benefits, great co-workers, interesting/challenging work.
Cons: job security is weak due to budgetary issues
Enjoyed working with medical students and helping them get through the maze of regulations from the Nat'l Bd of Medical Examiners and the OHSU Dean's Office. Also enjoyed the independence and being able to originate my own program management methods in placing students as well as producing and maintaining the considerable paperwork needed for each student. – more... Co-workers were great team players--we helped each other a lot and had fun together. The hardest part of the job was to professionally meet the demands of literally hundreds of people. – less
Manager (Current Employee), Portland, OR – May 10, 2012
Great in medical expertise and direct patient care. However, OHSU lacks a cohesive culture and approach to business. Many business decisions that should be made in a top-down manner are made from the bottom-up, leadng to very slow change when urgency is needed, especially concerning marketing, industry partnerships, innovative developments, handling – more... Medicaid patients, and vision for future directions. Therefore, there is a lack of a cohesive culture. – less
Logistics Operations Manager (Former Employee), Portland, OR – April 17, 2012
Pros: great benefits
Cons: lack of appreciation of staff
OHSU has a very distinctive culture and is a large stable organization. Each day was different and presented a more unique challenge. Over the six years I worked at this organization, I learned how to manage people effectively and each day reinforced my desire to stand up for what was right and for my staff. Upper management can often be disconnected – more... from line staff and that often gets in the way of getting the job done. By far, the most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with my direct reports. They are a truly wonderful group of people. – less