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University of Washington Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
649 Reviews
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649 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is pretty good; vacation and sick leave good (in 44 reviews)

  • There is also the opportunity to take UW classes and of course the great benefits (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • low salary, not easy to commute, living cost is expensive, campus is not very safe (in 18 reviews)

  • Do not expect the sort of salary increases that the private sector offers (in 14 reviews)

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    BI Developer

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    Current Employee - BI Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Nice work life balance
    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    The pace is too slow for me

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Review for UW

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    network, learning about yourself and intended field of study.

    Cons

    Homework and other obvious requirements to be a student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please lower the cost of tuition

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    Lab Manager for a Large University Lab

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

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a very satisfying occupation. I work with outstanding individuals and my work makes a difference. University benefits are outstanding. Though this occupation I have grown and become very qualified in a variety of skills.

    Cons

    I work on soft money so there is little job insurance and my job will be ending soon.
    Little room for advancement.
    Relatively low pay.
    This occupation is consuming.
    I work 7 days a week and am on call 24 hours a day.

    Recommends
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    it is a great experience working at UW.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    There is good community environment.

    Cons

    this is n/a at this time.

  6.  

    Great group of people to work with and be a part of something on the forefront of research was very interesting.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    Great cutting edge research with the opportunity to learn and work as much as you want.

    Cons

    Must put the work in to establish yourself and prove your worth in order to start moving up in this field

    Recommends
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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Beautiful campus
    - Smart faculty
    - Good facilities
    - Reasonable benefits to research assistants/TA's

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy of a large university
    - Experience is very dependent on particular department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    UW is a great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    No chance to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work with excellent support services

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The UW has an entire office dedicated to visa sponsorship support. There is also the opportunity to take UW classes and of course the great benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of broad career training for postdoctoral fellows. Any training is highly academia focused and not enough information or training is provided to help postdocs make the transition into alternative careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The UW is training and producing a huge number of postdoctoral fellows. The training is geared towards academia but the numbers do not add up. There are far more postdocs that academic positions. Postdocs need broader career advice and tools to make them attractive to local companies. Make postdoc aware of alternatives to academia and organize site visits to local companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Product Management Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Management Consultant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great perks and overall nice atmosphere

    Cons

    None, long work hours and great mismanagemnt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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    Uw is an awesome school. Especially the Computer science department.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    It has great career fairs.

    Cons

    Class sizes can be a little too big and overwhelming.

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