University of Washington

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

I have been working at University of Washington

Pros

it's challenging and rewarding working in this environment

Cons

payment is not ideal compared to the high work volume

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    Unique opportunities & benefits none can beat & bright people

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    You get to work on research projects, things that no sensible profit-driven industries want to risk investing and investigating such as developing flight control software for newly designed autonomous underwater vehicles. You get to work with very liberal, open-minded and bright people. Benefits are unbeatable. Compensations are not too bad for academic entity, generally 10-15% lower than equivalent positions in the private sector; much higher than usual departmental units. Usually very flexible in schedule, vacation needs, etc.

    Cons

    Hardly anyone cares about QA. There's a saying "don't let PhDs code", and it's so true. You'll be forever "programmer" unless you can come up with a noble idea and fetch grants from federal agencies yourself. If you are like me who's passionate about engineering aspect of software development, you will find a dead end in career development. As for compensations, though I said it's generally only 10-15% less, the gap has grown wider since the state wide salary freeze since 2007.

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    Great place to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    It's a big university, lots of smart people. In the department where I worked, the management team is great, the employees work hard and motivated.

    Cons

    Some of the buildings are a little bit old, need some renovations. Certain degree of work place hierarchy in some places.

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    Overall, it's really satisfying to work in University of Washington. Management team can work better on keep employees motivated and promote the hard workers.

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