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High powered academics

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

I worked at University of Washington full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I worked in the department of genome sciences and the quality of the work there was top-notch nearly across the board. Numerous top-tier academics and superb access to resources. Individual experiences will depend on the position and the lab, but I suspect that most people looking for a high powered academic job won't be disappointed by the genome sciences dept.

Cons

It's a huge state institution with all of the headaches that normally come with such places - there's a fair amount of red tape, and attempting to change some policy or procedure is likely impossible. Parking near campus is close to impossible, and the buses don't typically run on time.

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  1. Good when you are in school

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

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Convenient due to class schedule. Very flexible

    Cons

    Not very professional. They don't treat you right all the time.


  2. 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)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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).


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