University of Washington

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Good time-off, good hours, world-changing research projects

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

I worked at University of Washington full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good time-off, good hours, world-changing research projects

Cons

As with all academic positions, salary is little below industry (but compensated for with amazing PTO, flexible hours, and medical costs).

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Impressive staff and great, innovative department to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - working at this department you are surrounded by some of the most intelligent researchers and faculty from all parts of the world
    - great environment, locations, views
    - a lot of opportunities for research and promotions

    Cons

    - some staff employers aren´t very positive/friendly
    - bureaucracy, but that is due to it being a university department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A big company lumbering into the ether (2.5 stars)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great deal of resources (e.g. state of the art equipment) available to research staff. Collection of world class researchers performing high level research.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nightmare to maneuver around. Extremely top heavy administration, with a large volume of busy work created jobs that do little more than extract indirect costs. Overly ambitious capitol expenditure plan with no real vision of how to occupy the space being built. Poor to non-existent start up packages. Systematic elimination of tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline or "lean-out" executive and middle administrative management. Do more wit less philosophy should apply across the board and not directed at revenue generators (i.e. NIH and NSF funded researchers).

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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