Central Washington University

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Central Washington University Reviews in Ellensburg, WA

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
17 Reviews

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  1.  

    What a great place!

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    Former Employee - Fry Cook and Server  in  Ellensburg, WA
    Former Employee - Fry Cook and Server in Ellensburg, WA

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Super convenient, everyone there is very supportive and nice. They are also very flexible in helping to fit all types of schedules. Had a blast working there! It was a great way to earn a little money while studying.

    Cons

    Can get tedious at times depending on the position. Training could be a little longer, but they are pretty patient with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great place to be a TA

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Ellensburg, WA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ellensburg, WA

    I worked at Central Washington University for more than a year

    Pros

    Small town charm, nice people, helpful staff

    Cons

    Pay for TAs is too low

    Recommends
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    Great people to work with and to be around.

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    Former Employee - Busser, CWU Dining Services  in  Ellensburg, WA
    Former Employee - Busser, CWU Dining Services in Ellensburg, WA

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very accepting and polite whether you are a student or not. Lots of opportunities to meet new people from all across the globe. One may regret that they stopped working here.

    Cons

    May experience some time management issues if you are a working student. Difficult to find balance between classwork and regular work. Other students may be a bit loud also.

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  5.  

    Great job for students

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant  in  Ellensburg, WA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Ellensburg, WA

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Was able to study and do some homework while at work

    Cons

    Others typically left work for me to do
    At times was boring

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Good place to start your job

    Current Employee - Assistant Professot  in  Ellensburg, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professot in Ellensburg, WA

    I have been working at Central Washington University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    University is located 100 miles to Seattle. The overall environment is nice and quiet. There are many outdoor activities. It is a great place for someone who likes county.

    Cons

    It is windy in the spring. There are not many shopping places. There are limited food available. The salary is relatively low in the state of Washington.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is better to Increase salary to keep high quality faculty.

  7.  

    Great place to work for Student Employees

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    Former Employee - ITS Training Assistant  in  Ellensburg, WA
    Former Employee - ITS Training Assistant in Ellensburg, WA

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was given plenty of flexibility in my schedule for school work, which allowed me to work and get the grades I needed to graduate on time.

    Cons

    I could not secure a job with the university after graduation, they prefer not to hire right out of their own graduation pool... which I thought was strange.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was fair, but being a public university people were sick and vacationing quite often, especially the employees with seniority. It just baffles me the lack of urgency public institutions can have at times since they're paychecks are no dependent on the free market.

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    Event Programming Jobs

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    Former Employee - Event Programmer  in  Ellensburg, WA
    Former Employee - Event Programmer in Ellensburg, WA

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job was fun, very connected to the community, great people to work with.

    Cons

    The politics! The pay sucked but it was a campus job and it beats flipping burgers.

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  9.  

    The university leadership sets the tone.

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    Current Employee - Student Affairs  in  Ellensburg, WA
    Current Employee - Student Affairs in Ellensburg, WA

    I have been working at Central Washington University

    Pros

    It is a collegial atmosphere in a great community.

    Cons

    Leadership is weak, atmosphere of fear, and funding is on the down slide continuously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those underneath and hear what they have to say, don't just nod.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great as a student, slightly above average as a full time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ellensburg, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellensburg, WA

    I have been working at Central Washington University

    Pros

    Relatively laid back atmosphere, it fits in with the rest of the town.

    Cons

    Can get a little stale with little excitement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include your employees more in the decision making.

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