Student Internship (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – October 17, 2018
I was super excited to spend the last clinical rotation at the most progressive hospital in Portland. I spent the last rotation in the NICU/PICU where I absolutely fell in love with not only the babies I was working with but the overall culture working the night position.
Wellness Coordinator (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – October 8, 2018
Poor management. Union representation is a joke. Basically OHSU hires people who don't know how to manage employees, and then the management blames everything on OHSU's structure. The most dysfunctional employer I've ever had. Manipulative, controlling, untrusting and counterproductive. Bait and switch. Was given a hefty benefits package to review at the interview. It covered health benefits at 100% cost, plus paid holidays, etc. After benefits kicker in, I found out I had to pay $150+ every pay period (2 weeks) for insurance and my job had ZERO paid holidays.
My starting pay (with master's degree) was $1 over what janitors were paid.
No professional development. NONE.
I was trained incorrectly and left to my own devices to figure it out, and received no acknowledgement.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – September 23, 2018
The hospital makes a huge effort and promotes the idea of having the majority of their nursing work force educated at the BSN level. And the downside is RNs are sometimes doing very menial work and not in an environment where they are able to work at the "top of their license". Also sometimes manages will post jobs and not go by the union contract and interview applicants who are qualified as they already know who they want to hire and are just going through the motions.
access to current research and ideas of "best practice"
Nursing management, parking and commuting to the hill
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – September 19, 2018
My experience at OHSU was of the "never again" variety. It started out great, but once my initial boss left, it deteriorated rapidly. I ended up working for a tyrant who only had a peripheral connection to my job (as in we were both in the same division). She was arbitrarily punitive, made demands that bordered on illegality (wanted access to my personal calendar on a non-OHSU site), over-rode all the things I had negotiated on my hiring - such as work hours. Demanded that I pay for a parking pass (twice what I was paying for mass transit, not to mention the legendary waiting list for parking spaces), and openly criticized me to others. When I complained of the hostile working environment, I was immediately placed on paid administrative leave - even though I had already given my notice. This was the pattern for this division. While I met some lovely people, those who were dedicated to the mission of improving health care, this division was more like a nightmare high school with favorites, cliques and even the requisite bullies. Possibly the worst job experience of my adult life. The only good thing I can say about the experience is that it led me to my current job, which I love.
OHSU is a good place to expand your skills and advance yourself within the Organization.
Refrigeration Mechanic (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – September 16, 2018
A typical day of work will consist of taking dispatch calls and completing monthly PM's that have to do with any refrigeration systems (ex: air handlers, fridges, freezers, ice machines, heat pumps). Training up Facilities Technicians to become a Refrigeration Mechanic. I have learned to work in a fast pace environment where time management is vital and being efficient is important in keeping pace with a heavy work load.
Management does a good job of listening for the most part, all though some complaints fall on deaf ears at times. Management tries to make you feel important and part of a team. They will try and help with anything possible and answer your questions.
Workplace culture is questionable. People seem unhappy and are overwhelmed at times because of work load and being understaffed. Management is working towards improving both of these problems.
The hardest part of the job is the work load and deciding what jobs are priority for the day.
What I most enjoy about the job is improving my skills, completing my work and talking with fellow staff.
Lead worker (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – September 10, 2018
OHSU had an outstanding organizational culture. There are times when we participate in department competitions or celebrate each other's achievements. We were shaped by our environment and the people that worked in that organization. The management team knows how to handle situations and its people.
Food service worker (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – August 29, 2018
Prepararing meals, providing great customer service skills, hardest part of the job was seeing ill patients I have big heart and sometimes seeing little boys girls young and old who are sick can be hard at time.I Love more then anything serving them and speaking with them giving me a chance to brighten up there day along with any family members they may have with them.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – August 27, 2018
I loved working at this location. The views from our site was amazing; hiking and running trails. One cool portion was the summer Tuesdays Market in which included live music, fresh produce and awesome food. To Another cool part of the job is the new manage and Head Medical assistant was from my previous job at Providence in which made it easy for their transitioning to OHSU.
OHSUS good place to work And good benefits but Environmental service Supervisor or manager whoever Supervise There is Are really bad There wil
EVS Technician (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – August 25, 2018
OHSU is a good hospital and good place to work and good campany i working OHSU for 12 years but last 2 yea was a horrible working with new supervisors OHSU equal opportunity as not for that department means for environmental service It's Whatever you work hard whatever you do you don't get appreciate You have to be one of supervisor favor person to save your job whatever she don't like you thay will create problem to fire Employ immediately Whatever you have a witness whatever you have no one's gonna ask you witness no one's gonna check your problem there will fire you mediately specially if you are Immygrants or other The last 10 1/2 years I worked there as a really good happy I love my job respect my job I love it love working I still love ohsu Not Environmental service They're not part of equal approach entity Thank you Their Union 00