University of Washington Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. nice company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    great campus, wonderful mission, good people.

    Cons

    large organization, don't offer maternity benefits.


  2. HR Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and perks. Amazing pay. Great people to work with and training is good. Great growth and stability. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of right now.


  3. UW

    Current Employee - Program Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and relaxed work environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Pay not in line with job responsibilities


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  5. UX Designer

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good for experiences and good environment

    Cons

    Everything's good, especially for students who don't have too many experiences


  6. Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at University of Washington

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

    Pros

    The UW really respects your availability (or unavailability) from quarter to quarter. Pay is OK, less than you could make at some off-campus jobs but you can do work between classes!

    Cons

    If something is not to your liking, it may be tough to change in an institutional setting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but never stop innovating within the established system.


  7. Great open & progressive culture

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ideas , concepts and aspirations to embrace the beyond in terms of advancing education and access to technology are front and center.

    Cons

    It's a state institution so often time bureaucracy hinders advancement of ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward with your vision even when the top pushes back.


  8. Good job, but you have to pay attention!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

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

    Pros

    All employees of UW enjoy good benefits (health and retirement) and have, in my opinion, a great work environment.

    Cons

    However the salary has not kept up with cost of living in Seattle. It can be hard to pay for an apartment in Seattle on the salary, of course this depends what department you work for.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that management needs to appreciate its grad student employees more and realize that the work they provide you is almost charity, and much less than they could get elsewhere.


  9. Event coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing. - Great community - Good opportunity to improve and learn - Supportive working environment and challenging tasks - Beautiful campus!

    Cons

    I'd hope that more structured and more opportunity given to students. Benefits could be better and I hope more affordable parkings are provided

    Advice to Management

    Definitely more affordable parkings for the employees.


  10. Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The patient care opportunities are unparalleled - the clinical pharmacists are well incorporated into the teams and relied upon heavily by all members of the healthcare team. There are opportunities for teaching students and PGY1/PGY2 residents, and didactic lectures. Working at a nationally renowned cancer institute gives you ample opportunities to see clinical trials firsthand.

    Cons

    Staff are frequently overwhelmed with clinical responsibilities due to the rapid growth of the oncology teams. There is not great support for staff in terms of cross-coverage, project days, or any protected time for professional development or research. Administration listens, but often cannot implement changes in an expedient manner, and there can be some micromanaging depending on the department.

    Advice to Management

    Efforts should be made to improve communication to staff and allow better feedback from staff to suggest/implement changes that will most greatly impact the clinical staff (not administration).


  11. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Program/Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program/Operations Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great community and energy, excellent benefits, flexible, and a beautiful place to work

    Cons

    Pay not so good. Byzantine and slow to change.



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