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University of Washington Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
151 Reviews
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151 Reviews
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University of Washington President Michael K. Young
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151 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is pretty good; vacation and sick leave good (in 44 reviews)

  • There is also the opportunity to take UW classes and of course the great benefits (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • low salary, not easy to commute, living cost is expensive, campus is not very safe (in 18 reviews)

  • Do not expect the sort of salary increases that the private sector offers (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, fun place to work, great boss, helpful and supportive co workers

    Cons

    Not many, just the different types of people you have to deal with. It is after all a customer service position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Graduate student employee work at UW

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great support via teachers, union, and fellow students. Chance to learn solid teaching and research skills

    Cons

    Long hours and less pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Awesome work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Smart people no matter where you go

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and processes.

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  5.  

    very nice academic environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    great city, great academic environment, great staff, great professors,

    Cons

    weather, weather, weather, expensive city

  6.  

    working at University of Washington as a research assistant is a quite enjoyable experience.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Growing university, lots of students, high impact work, love my coworkers. It's a product that is changing the world.

    Cons

    Not an easy job, changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend this company to a friend - I'm optimistic about the outlook.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    World class research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Hugely collaborative environment, lots of good scientific talks, long history of success

    Cons

    It's competitive, you have to stand out to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great University for student positions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and tuition reimbursement for student positions. Progressive employer with access to great educational and research resources.

    Cons

    20 Hours a week rarely means less than 30 hours a week when it comes to student positions. HR administrative staff depends on individual departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    University of Washington

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work life balance is pretty good. PM doesn't always push you very hard so you won't be stressful for all the time.

    Cons

    I haven't figured out yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place, great people, great benefit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Interesting job, beautiful campus, stimulating community.

    Cons

    Very large mechanism, huge organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    senior operations manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    good benefits and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    long hours, supervisor watched everyone closely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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