University of Washington
3.7 of 5 489 reviews
www.washington.edu Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at University of Washington part-time

ProsLarge, 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.

ConsUgh--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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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they are willing to train you

Research Tech (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at University of Washington part-time for less than a year


Pros: they are willing to provide training Cons: funding is not always good Advice to Senior Management: better communication Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Horrible bureaucracy

Research Scientist (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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


Pros: -Cutting-edge research -Good benefits (4 health care choices, paid dental, FSA, matching… Cons: -In your local department you will be at the whim of vicious, bitter, unprofessional, unmotivated mid-level bureaucrats -Very difficult to get a… Advice to Senior Management: Remove the power of administrators at the department level. You should not have to wait… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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