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University of Washington Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
601 Reviews
3.8
601 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is pretty good; vacation and sick leave good (in 43 reviews)

  • Best reason to work at UW is for job security and great benefits (in 44 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.  

    nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Nice faculty and staff on campus

    Cons

    Mechanical Engineering Building is not nice

  2.  

    It all depends on your goals

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

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom on time management and really good medical and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Chances are that you can have a jerk of a boss, or you can have a boring project that doesn't let you grow. You always depend on grants and money for science is getting shorter and shorter each year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Editor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Long work hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Host in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good entry level jobs and fun people

    Cons

    Low pay, hard during studying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the workers who are detailed

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    TA for CSE's Animation Capstone

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - You get to learn a lot more about what you teach
    - Worked with a great team of TAs
    - Very friendly staff and students
    - Good way to earn money while in school

    Cons

    - long hours with some unpaid overtime

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Best work for a student!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    There is nothing better to do as a student than to get to work on campus while helping other students.

    Cons

    Not getting health insurance and having to pay for it instead.

  8.  

    Education department contract work

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at University of Washington as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Boss was really nice and helpful

    Cons

    No cons, was a very pleasant experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead

  9.  

    It's a great place for students to work at.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at University of Washington part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The manager is nice. Hours work with school schedule. One day of training. Everyone is friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    Gets very busy. There can be long moments of student rushing in. Lunch time is very busy. Small space so it's important to keep restocking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    UW Development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Wonderful, committed staff who care deeply about the mission of the university

    Cons

    Low salary, demanding hours and lack of task variety

  11.  

    Great benefits and work environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    University of Washington offers great benefits, and the research center where I work provides a flexible, family-friendly, community-oriented work environment.

    Cons

    Some departments/areas may not offer the same flexibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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