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Good and bad at the U--staff review (not faculty)

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Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Seattle, WA

I worked at University of Washington full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Really depends on your department. Overall it is challenging to overcome the bureaucracy and feel like you can really get things done. Quality of life is great. Out the door at 5 on the dot. Great benefits=golden handcuffs.

Cons

Very siloed environment. Initiative is not encouraged or rewarded. Many people have stayed too long, don't want to lose their benefits and don't have much drive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open yourselves up to change. Utilize performance reviews to acknowledge good performance and work to improve sub-par work. Encourage employees to develop within their roles.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Postdoctoral stint.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Seattle is great, the university is vibrant and... well... Seattle is great.

    Cons

    Large university means a LOT of students, a lot of bureaucracy and a lot of distractions. Football is huge here, so be prepared for a wash of scholl colors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give me a tenured position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great work place

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and the people are all friendly and supportive. Access to great benifits including transperation and workout center

    Cons

    parking is nearly impossible to find and can be expensive for those who prefer to drive. Aside from that I can't really think of a negative thing to say about working for this amazing institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep being great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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