Student Technical Assistant (Current Employee) – Corvallis, OR – November 15, 2018
Working in the herbarium I met many scientists, both visiting and employees of the college, who would answer any questions and were very friendly and genuinely interested in your development in the field. My supervisors were helpful in so many ways without my asking and I cannot help but feel grateful to have worked with them for the last three years. I now have the ability to identify a lichen by its scientific name on sight (sometimes only to genus for lack of microscopes on hikes) and have learned proper herbarium procedures as well as personnel training techniques.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Corvallis, OR – November 4, 2018
Always a new adventure when working at Oregon State University Housing and Dinning. The co-workers and students at each dinning hall that I worked at were always friendly and willing to show me a new way to do a job.
Technician (Former Employee) – Corvallis, OR – October 19, 2018
Some departments are good, others really bad. My experience was the latter: hostile, toxic, cut-throat, bullying. I watched others get bullied which was uncomfortable enough, and I was later bullied, too: I dealt with being shouted at, glared at, intimidated, had approved conferences sabotaged; dealt with backstabbing and false accusations, dealt with harassment, intentional exclusion. For such a nice university, this position was the very worst. Ever.
Lots of food provided, resources, benefits, pay, training, some of the people are cool
The good doesn't outweigh the bad, the "civility" culture does not exist, I experienced colleagues freaking out and shouting at me, cut-throat colleagues, management trying to make your life miserable with bullying and abuse, my health was affected and I up with a serious health issue as a result of the toxic environment
Great place for science oreinted minds with low expectations for compensation
Faculty Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Central Point, OR – September 30, 2018
Academia isn't for everyone, but if you're a lifelong learner then it is certainly for you. Your fellow employees are likely to be nerds like you, so if you would rather be rich and cool, look elsewhere. Field work can be exhausting, but it is usually balanced with lab work and data analysis - a great combination for long term sanity (variety is the spice of life).
Head Dance Team Coach (Former Employee) – Corvallis, OR – September 14, 2018
Energtic, positive and exciting work days at OSU. I learned how time management, and worked with a lot of professionals in the athletic spectrum of football and basketball. The culture was very diverse and fun. It was alot of good stress on game days and the best part of the OSU culture and work was the events.
High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Tutor (Former Employee) – Corvallis, OR – September 13, 2018
It was fun working with the faculty that ran the program and help them tutor individual students as well as in groups. If you like teaching and going to school at the same time, this is a good opportunity to do so. Tutoring was located on campus at Oregon State so that was very nice to go from class to work within the same few blocks.
Location, Fulfilling work, Good part-time
Students sometimes were not motivated upon entering class for the day
Because OSU is a research university, there is ample opportunity to interact with great scientists and educators.
Graduate Researcher (Former Employee) – Corvallis, OR – August 22, 2018
As a Graduate Teaching Assistant one becomes familiar with lab techniques and teaching styles. As a research assistant, the work was both mundane at times, and exciting when dealing with actual research. The culture in the workplace was good for the most part. There were times that researchers were abandoned to the political arena. It was often difficult to contact the primary investigator for advice and feedback. Researching literature for various projects was exciting to me.
Graduate Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Corvallis, OR – August 16, 2018
OSU is a great place to work - just not enough room for actual advancement and the salary is not as competitive as private industry. The culture of work is excellent and the environment is a university with people from all over the world is exciting and fun.
Cultured staff and lively atmosphere around the building
Custodial Assistant (Former Employee) – Corvallis, OR – August 1, 2018
I enjoyed my job, each day checking things off of my list. I learned how clean bathrooms and how to work a scrubber. Management was good, and improved with time. Culture was an interesting mix of international students and plenty local characters. Cleaning underneath tables was the hardest part. The free snacks my coworker Gino would bring me sometimes.