University of Washington Benefits

4.2 out of 5 (44 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Health Insurance

    "They provide a great network of providers." (17 comments)

  • Retirement Plan

    "Just started to use this benefit and have no idea how good it is" (6 comments)

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off

    "You can decide when you would like to use the paid time off. No restrictions." (6 comments)

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

Employee Comments

  • Mar 27, 2015
    Former Graduate teaching assistant in Seattle, Washington State

    Free health and dental insurance through GAIP program.

  • Mar 23, 2015
    Current Program Assistant in Seattle, Washington State

    The University offers a great benefits package to all of it's employees and the employee gets to craft it to best fit their specific needs.

  • Mar 16, 2015
    Current Part-Time Lecturer in Seattle, Washington State

    Great benefits, thanks to the State Employer. Generous retirement matching plan, but downside is a the starting (mandatory) 7% contribution match. Great matching plan, but a large investment on both sides.

  • Mar 12, 2015
    Former Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington State

    Good medical benefits and there is a clinic right on campus with good doctors.

  • Mar 5, 2015
    Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    The University of Washington has a very good benefits program. They benefit from group rate bargaining for their 401K plan, which is primarily managed by Vanguard via Fidelity. They have a pre-tax contribution where they match 100% of your contributions (up to a certain percentage of your salary), as well as smaller benefits like matching to a local legal consultant for an initial discounted rate. More information can be found at

  • Mar 19, 2015
    Current Research Associate in Seattle, Washington State

    Relative high deducible comparing to my salary.
    no 401k. limited vacation and time off

  • Mar 1, 2015
    Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    Great overall benefits package offered to employees who work at least 50% FTE.

  • Mar 14, 2015
    Current Research Assistant in Seattle, Washington State

    It covers the tuition fee.

  • Feb 24, 2015
    Current Manager in Seattle, Washington State

    Excellent medical, dental, vacation and retirement package. I also enjoy the subsidized commuter benefits to encourage public transit and carpooling.

  • Feb 19, 2015
    Current Employee in Seattle, Washington State

    Great health insurance and benefits - discounted bus pass. Love paid holidays off.

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