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productive and fun workplace
Career service assistant (Former Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORAugust 17, 2018
at OIT, you will learn a lot of skills from communication, how to handle people and interact with other people to build a connection for your future on daily basis. It was a fun place to work at and a good place to grow yourself.
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fun workplace
Cons
low hours
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The Long-Term Future is Hopeful
Assistant Professor (Current Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORJuly 19, 2016
Oregon Tech is a highly career focused school. Students want the credentials they are entitled to as quickly as possible. Salary is low in comparison to average Portland assistant professor salaries ($75,500) found on search engines using the query "average assistant professor salaries Portland". The medical insurance is fantastic, but does not make up for the large salary gap. Klamath Falls administration controls many aspects of educational policy at Wilsonville, including the painfully sluggish approval for purchasing critical items desperately needed to teach in a manner consistent with universal academic standards. Some professors are routinely expected to teach overloads requiring as many as 21-24 contact hours per week, but are remunerated for the overloads. Summer pay is abysmal, equivalent to adjunct pay. Faculty turnover rate is extraordinarily high. It is common for dedicated faculty to leave upon receiving tenure. The unusual evaluation system involves "point loss" that can downgrade actual scores, supposedly in comparison to national evaluation averages for teaching identical or nearly identical courses. The point loss system cannot compensate for grade inflation on the national average. Acceptance rates compare favorably to community colleges. Many students are unmotivated, but those who are motivated make teaching enjoyable, especially with the smaller classes. The Administration, i.e. Klamath, has historically not been cooperative in comparison to other colleges and universities. Hopefully a new President and Provost will help change this in years to come.
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Excellent medical benefits
Cons
Traditionally uncooperative administration
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A very encouraging place to work
Professor (Current Employee) –  Klamath Falls, ORJune 22, 2016
Oregon Tech is a fantastic place to work. I've worked for many other organizations, but higher ed is my favorite and I believe that the niche that Oregon Tech fills makes for a very exciting job. This is not your typical university that fills the basic requirements for a degree, but it's a university that really encourages it's students to find their place in the world and excel at it. The size of Oregon Tech means that you get to know your coworkers and students well and really enjoy your time with them, while also bringing new and exciting things your way each new term. The alumni of this university are very invested in the future of it and have a dedication to it that is very encouraging. The only downside to any large organization is that the executive staff can impact it a great deal and it's key to get the best people for the job, which isn't always possible. But when you have a great executive staff leading, as is becoming the case right now, it's incredibly exciting.
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Exciting, activities always happening
Cons
Parking, President's emphasis on athletics (new pres expected soon)
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Exciting place to work with more on the horizon
Career Services Director (Current Employee) –  Wilsonville, ORJune 17, 2016
I've worked at several universities, and while Oregon Tech has its issues like any other bureaucracy, overall it's a great place to work. The students are fantastic: mature, motivated, and eager to acquire the skills they need to get great jobs when they graduate. We are in the process of hiring several new administrators including a new President and Provost, and most people feel this is a great time to be here, with lots of upside potential. Pay is fairly low, which is typical for universities, but the benefits are fantastic.
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Colleagues, benefits, students
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Web Content Designer (Former Employee) –  Klamath Falls, ORApril 30, 2015
I worked for Oregon Tech web design team. Being a student position the pay wasn't great, but I was able to learn a lot about and able to contribute to the campus website.
Pros
was able to work with my schedule
Cons
pay was minimum wage
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Good place to work, pretty easy going.
Grounds Maintenance Worker 1 (Current Employee) –  Klamath Falls, ORJune 6, 2013
Over all good place to work, good benefits if the state would stop taking more and more away each contract. Most people have a pretty good grasp of what is needed to keep a campus looking good, but some just don't get it and expect lots done with minimal staff and resources. Some times this can be done but not always the case. Lots of great people to work with and get to know.
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Weekends and most holidays off, 7-4 shift, lots of great people to work with.
Cons
to many cut backs force a 3 man crew to take care of the campus
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