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Teaching Assistant

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Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA

I worked at University of Washington part-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

The department was very supportive, good training provided. I did a lot of grading. The flexibility was great to have, since I lived in Redmond.

Cons

At one point, I was assigned an unreasonable amount of work. However, a conversation with the professor took care of the issue.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work! Some kind of standardizing might help, as professors sometimes don't have an idea about how much time it really takes to grade. It's not really their fault, and they are very nice if you bring it up.

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  1. A good career-building foundations

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A foot in the door allowed me to enjoy a solid start to my career which included 3 upward moves. I had access to training, great benefits and workshops. The institution is huge so you have a lot of room for horizontal movement as long as you can adjust to different departments' culture.

    Cons

    A semi-public institution, in many cases it feels like a government job. The dynamics and upward mobility of your job often depends on your supervisor and unit director. Change takes a long time to happen.
    Compensation is also lower than market, given that this is a partially-public funded institution (or in some cases, research grant funded).

    Advice to Management

    Implement more flexibility in hiring, job descriptions, new initiatives.

  2. Not a challenging job at all!

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with...

    Cons

    Union mentality is not productive

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees more and trust them!

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