This large institution is hard to describe to the outside person, anyone that has worked in a big place would get it. No matter what department you end up in, you hear "the OHSU Way" and it is the "excuse" for many things. Mismanagement, lack of training that management, lack of resources, long wait times for anything and everything, lack of training the employees. It's often the first lesson learned when you are a new employee and it is a sad thing to have to tell people, you know when they lose that brightness, when the honeymoon is over and they are now just like you with less enthusiasm and less creative juices flowing because the mismanagement and lack of planning and lack of proper processes anywhere don't allow it. If you are lucky, you make great friends tho. The people there can't be beat. But if you aren't it is slow torture in a sea of clicks and people that don't look you in the eye, don't say good morning or speak to you the entire day, don't speak in the halls or collaborate in any meaningful way. Isolation isn't how a team works. I have experienced both at OHSU which is why I can say it is a roll of the dice depending on what department and what management you end up with.
great pay, benefits, friendships
management, commute, clicks, culture grind