University of Washington

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There are some good people. But the politics can get out of hand

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Former Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Work schedule can be flexible, which is especially good for those with family. Company does offer classes that might be related to your field for advance learning. Classes might be paid by the department or not, depending if your department will pay for the class. It is up to you to find that out.

Cons

People can be lazy, mean, steal ideas and present them as their own, or put the blame on you. Some people who have worked here for years are cocky and rude and think your questions will be stupid and laugh at the question. It has happened to me. No salary increase for years. No pay raise in the near future. Very little, to no chance to advance in your area unless you move to a new department.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    A grab bag filled with a mixture of highly passionate, talented individuals and the worst stereotypes of lazy employees.

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun environment, rewarding mission.

    Cons

    Stress, poor leadership, mismanagement of resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Privatize as much as you can!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Postdoctoral Fellow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Benefits
    Location
    Proximity to Fred Hutchinson
    Size
    Opportunities in area

    Cons

    Turnover
    Dwindling resources
    Lack of funding
    Skeletal staff
    Poor morale
    Highly political
    Brain drain
    Aging facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the bleeding before it is too late. At this rate, restoring the reputation of this institution will be next to impossible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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