University of Washington

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

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    they are willing to train you

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

    I worked at University of Washington part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    they are willing to provide training

    Cons

    funding is not always good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication

    Recommends
    Neutral 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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