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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 an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Technical Writing Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Writing Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in terms of hours and working location
    Relative amount of creative freedom
    Not too stressful
    Exposure to a variety of writing styles and purposes

    Cons

    Sometimes ill-defined goals
    Communication is sometimes lacking
    Sometimes forced to use sub-optimal programs or solutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use more formal organizing and project management techniques, and enforce them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Smart People, dumb politicans

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Working at a University is the great opportunity to work with smart people who are committed to working in the public sector.
    IT department management is excellent, has a good grasp of strategic planning, and delivering large-scale services.

    Cons

    Politics have frozen state salaries for the past five years, so if you entered that long ago your pay is well below average. If you are thinking of working here plan on negotiating for as high a salary as you can get with the expectation that it will not increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay and benefits really need to be sorted out, but that is out of their control.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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