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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.

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  1. 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!


  2. Good place for science, but bad administration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for research and science, top rated School of Medicine, bright scientists and researchers.

    Cons

    Bad and wasteful administration, stiff policies especially for foreigners, salary freeze of scientists supported by federal and private fund but not the administrative staff because they are in union.


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