University of Washington Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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University of Washington President Michael K. Young
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Pros
  • Commitment to work/life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits - continue your education for free (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary, demanding hours and lack of task variety (in 18 reviews)

  • Pay is competitive with other non-profits; not competitive with the private sector (but that's to be expected) (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Resident Physician (PGY4)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, collegial atmosphere, world class facilities and research

    Cons

    Residency sucks everywhere re: work-life balance. I feel like UW residents are treated better than most.


  2. Research Scientist II

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The University of Washington Computer Science Department has a great work life balance and research atmosphere.

    Cons

    The University of Washington Computer Science Department generally underpays compared to industry jobs, this is typical for a research institution though.

    Advice to Management

    The University of Washington Computer Science Department has treated me very well, it is a pleasure to work there.


  3. Research Technologist II

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom and independence of the work, great work life balance, close relationship with professors

    Cons

    Not so competitive pay, not much career development, close circles


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  5. UW-IT Student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Convenient work location, great mentors, friends environment.

    Cons

    Not as much pay as an internship

    Advice to Management

    I would focus more on making a specific training regime so that students feel like they are constantly learning.


  6. Team Nursing

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Team nursing, good training, periop program

    Cons

    Long hours, trying to institute call


  7. Ideal for a grad student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Research and teaching positions are a perfect complement to one's experience as a graduate student, and tuition waiver is a crucial benefit. Generally flexible.

    Cons

    If you are not enrolled as a student, benefits and salary are not quite as compelling. Positions dependent on grant funding are not secure.

    Advice to Management

    In my experience as a working graduate student, my manager/supervisor was extremely flexible and supportive, and I was grateful for the mentorship and opportunity.


  8. Great Place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Washington (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful location. People a there for the right reasons. Many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    It can be a very political environment. Need to always CYA.


  9. Okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Washington (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Covers tuition and health insurance, so that's pretty cool. Also, the employees are helpful and the atmosphere is laid back and relaxed.

    Cons

    There are hardly any. Though make sure you understand the type of work you will get to do, and the future opportunities that you will definitely have - talk to your hiring manager about this. Sometimes this doesn't happen due to other projects that come up, so you may end up with only a portion of knowledge that you were intending to develop.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more communication about the stuff that people have problems with, rather than gossiping/ complaining about it to peers. At the same time, remove all redundant meetings, and reduce the number of people in the meetings to only the ones that are required.


  10. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Tuition remission is a nice perk!

    Cons

    Salary is really low compared to similar institutions


  11. Excellent place to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really care about work/life balance, lots of professional development opportunities, inherent collaboration that focuses on student success, customer service, and employee growth. Lots of opportunities to move around, great people working at a top tier institution.

    Cons

    None, I had a wonderful experience!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, and the focus on work/life balance!



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