University of Washington

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Good experience

    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good collaboration between labs, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Large classes. Too many classes are taught by TA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smaller classes. Students need more individual attention from professors.

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    Student Employee

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in West Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in West Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, low stress, and people are generally nice and very fun to work with. Great time off policy, and the benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Everything moves very slowly. Typical bureaucracy where everything has to be approved by almost everyone before any decisions are made.

    Recommends
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