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Great incubator for tech startup

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

1) Very nice researcher environment
2) One of the best places to meet and collaborate with great people, researchers, innovators
3) If your dream is to have a startup, this is one of the best places
4) Smell great ideas in the air
5) Very nice health insurance
6) Lots of great tech talks, seminars and events
7) Lots of workshops with Microsoft researchers

Cons

1) The Gym fee should be waived for postdoctoral associate (and their spouses too)
2) Super expensive parking space
3) I hate rain here...
4) should have more Friday-night activities (e.g., free movies) for students.
5) I work too hard (but I love to) compared to my salary

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  1. Typical academia environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    typical for big universities, nice campus,

    Cons

    State imposed salary freeze, no raise unless you are bumped up.

  2. Dynamic, vibrant academic setting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Access to world class resources and colleagues

    Cons

    Some old buildings. Some departments are slow to modernize methodology and mentality

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