Contracts (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – April 28, 2019
Middle and upper management is heavily populated with small-minded, mediocre or subpar individuals that crush the most competent individuals below them through targeted bullying in order to bolster their own self-esteem. Most of the good employees are driven out within months to a couple of years so there is a very high turnover. At the same time, under-qualified people are often hired because the pay rate is so low most qualified people can make more elsewhere and there is virtually no training provided. As such, there is constant change but little to no improvement and very few people have any institutional knowledge or understand how things work, sometimes even what their own roles entail. I've heard other employees refer to the organization as "a hot mess" and feel I that is accurate.
Much of the "culture" is reminiscent of a junior high cafeteria with the clear presence of cliques and an unprofessional lack of personal boundaries. There is little to no documentation of policies, procedures, or processes and the documentation that is place generally relies on vague "manager discretion" allowing management to treat similarly situated employees unfairly. Discrimination and harassment are a serious problem. I have witnessed multiple employees being ostracized and forced out because they are the best performers or those above them feel threatened by their prior knowledge and experience. Employees are wary of raising any problems (in culture, work processes, or even minor errors) or asking questions because they know that if they are not management they are themselves viewedmore... as the problem.
Recommend that highly proficient professionals save themselves a lot of grief and steer clear.less
Night Lead X Ray Tech (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – April 23, 2019
I have spent many hours working alone at night but I am encouraged to work over often. When I do stay over I enjoy working in the OR we have many rooms 24 in South OR and an Additional 9 in Dch Children's Hospital
The Retirement Package I started apon hire was the state Pers it is looking good
RESIDENT (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – April 19, 2019
I had an awesome experience learning and working at OHSU. It has given me with an awesome educational foundation. Faculty, residents, and staff were all friendly and kind. Awesome views of Portland as well!
Campus Operator (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – April 16, 2019
I loved working at OHSU. There are many training opportunities if you take advantage of them. The hardest part of the job was giving my 5 week notice. I tried hard to stay, (long story) but I would recommend working there for anyone else looking for a career.
Patient Access Specialist (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – April 1, 2019
Working at OHSU is progressive and keeps you on your toes. There are endless opportunities to participate in research studies and contribute to the future of medicine.
- There are always opportunities for further education. - We are represented by a great union that advocates for us consistently - Pay is great, higher than the state average and they have a fair compensation scale - Every provider that I have met has gone at least 5 extra miles for their patients.
I would stay with OHSU through retirement if they weren't only in the Portland-Metro area.
Quality Specialist (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – March 31, 2019
I learned so much about quality management from my time at OHSU. We had an incredible manager. Workplace culture was somewhat stressful; I would not call it relaxed, but the co-workers were excellent and collaborative. Excellent growth opportunity.
Lab Tech (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – March 18, 2019
Left every day feeling unheard and stressed out. Lots of employees in emotional distress with managers and higher ups pushing employees to work harder, take on more patients, make more money for the company etc. Encouraged poor work life balance and manager often passed off employee ideas as his own.
Research Intern (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – February 2, 2019
As an intern at OHSU, I could not be more supported. My encourage me to challenge myself and indulge in my curiosity. Working at OHSU has opened so many doors and has helped me gain skills that are highly applicable to my future interests.