University of Washington Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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University of Washington President Michael K. Young
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Pros
  • Commitment to work/life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits - continue your education for free (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary, demanding hours and lack of task variety (in 18 reviews)

  • Pay is competitive with other non-profits; not competitive with the private sector (but that's to be expected) (in 14 reviews)

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  1. UW

    Current Employee - Program Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and relaxed work environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Pay not in line with job responsibilities


  2. UX Designer

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good for experiences and good environment

    Cons

    Everything's good, especially for students who don't have too many experiences


  3. Great open & progressive culture

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ideas , concepts and aspirations to embrace the beyond in terms of advancing education and access to technology are front and center.

    Cons

    It's a state institution so often time bureaucracy hinders advancement of ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward with your vision even when the top pushes back.


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  5. Good job, but you have to pay attention!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All employees of UW enjoy good benefits (health and retirement) and have, in my opinion, a great work environment.

    Cons

    However the salary has not kept up with cost of living in Seattle. It can be hard to pay for an apartment in Seattle on the salary, of course this depends what department you work for.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that management needs to appreciate its grad student employees more and realize that the work they provide you is almost charity, and much less than they could get elsewhere.


  6. Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The patient care opportunities are unparalleled - the clinical pharmacists are well incorporated into the teams and relied upon heavily by all members of the healthcare team. There are opportunities for teaching students and PGY1/PGY2 residents, and didactic lectures. Working at a nationally renowned cancer institute gives you ample opportunities to see clinical trials firsthand.

    Cons

    Staff are frequently overwhelmed with clinical responsibilities due to the rapid growth of the oncology teams. There is not great support for staff in terms of cross-coverage, project days, or any protected time for professional development or research. Administration listens, but often cannot implement changes in an expedient manner, and there can be some micromanaging depending on the department.

    Advice to Management

    Efforts should be made to improve communication to staff and allow better feedback from staff to suggest/implement changes that will most greatly impact the clinical staff (not administration).


  7. its college.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    Its a thriving place to work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons


  8. Good start

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Working at the University is great if you want to get a PhD and/or experience for working in the private sector

    Cons

    The pay will be lower than private sector


  9. UW Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are very flexible to its student with regards to the amount of work they have and work time scheduling. Most employees are very professional in their duties and responsibility but can be fun at times as well.

    Cons

    Most of the job duties require you to do mundane and repetitive things so it can get quite boring for awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Management is for the most part competent if not effective in what they do most of the time. However, things are managed loosely sometimes which can be a problem if you are trying to be productive.


  10. Good benefits, mid-low salary

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    Current Employee - Event Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great - from Health insurance that includes eye and dental to discounts around Seattle, it is hard to match these benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay. If you are not tenured faculty, or a top fundraiser, you will not see what the non-academic world offers.


  11. UW Medicine

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people to work with and never a shortage of projects to do. I've been here several years and love it.

    Cons

    Some folks have an interesting time adjusting to the type of operations work and flow of projects at the UW. Working for a large academic medical facility has a different pace to it and some folks just never quite adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!



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