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The University of Washington is a great place to work.

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Current Employee - Research Scientist III in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Research Scientist III in Seattle, WA

I have been working at University of Washington full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Access to an immense trove of academic documents and to the faculty and staff of many departments.

Cons

Scale. It is way too big. The shear size of the institution makes it hard to make significant changes to the administrative structure. It is subject to the austerity measures of reduced state and federal funding.

Advice to Management

I work for the IRL lab of the Radiology Department. I am satisfied with this management.

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  1. Great benefits. Low pay. Poorly trained administration staff

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Medical benefits are outstanding in a low-stress environment. Not a bad place to work if you are looking for a secure, low paying job and have a medical condition. Performance evaluation process and unions make it difficult to get fired. WA state labor policy appears to make downsizing difficult.

    Cons

    From an administrative perspective, does not appear to be a good place to work if you are in a management position and appreciate efficiency. Internal training programs appear to be non-existent for administrative staff.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct formal, biennial (at a minimum depending on performance) performance reviews of lower-level support positions.


  2. Good intentions, too resource-strapped and bureacratic to innovate.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, stable institution. Work-life balance is definitely possible. About as consistent as you can get in today's economy. As a big player in academia, working for the UW gives you good access to vendors and the thought-leader space.

    Cons

    Ugh--so much bureaucracy it can be maddening. Lots of stagnation--many people have been in the same job for so long that they're burnt out, detached and not doing a particularly good job any more. No real opportunities for change or innovation at such a large, slow-moving, government funded organization. Lots of talk about good ideas, not so much support for execution.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest and transparent about the value and goals of each department. Work to simplify processes to find efficiencies and prevent great people, ideas and processes from getting lost in the government quagmire.


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