University of Washington Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology

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    • Senior Management
    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).


  2. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Good start

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Working at the University is great if you want to get a PhD and/or experience for working in the private sector

    Cons

    The pay will be lower than private sector


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  5. Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. Able to work remotely.

    Cons

    None at all. I was very pleased with the contract.


  6. its college.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    Its a thriving place to work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons


  7. Interdisciplinary work is demoralizing when postdocs from diff departments get different pay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Academia! Lots of freedom and interesting work.

    Cons

    Very little guidance sometimes from PIs who never got professional development for managing. Sporadic helicopter managing interspaced with crazy micromanaging and haphazard direction.

    Advice to Management

    PD!


  8. FSW

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment to work in. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Cyclic year is difficult. Breaks are short.


  9. UW Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible to its student with regards to the amount of work they have and work time scheduling. Most employees are very professional in their duties and responsibility but can be fun at times as well.

    Cons

    Most of the job duties require you to do mundane and repetitive things so it can get quite boring for awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Management is for the most part competent if not effective in what they do most of the time. However, things are managed loosely sometimes which can be a problem if you are trying to be productive.


  10. TA

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Benefits, including tuition reimbursement - Decent pay - Beautiful campus

    Cons

    - Often do more work than the Professors - No formal training - More hours expected than 20 ( and going to Union will hurt chances of being re-appointed)

    Advice to Management

    Offer TA training to create consistency. Limit responsibility of TA ....we aren't Professors yet


  11. Decent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good academic research opportunities. Depending on the people you are working for or with it can be very fun or very bad. Be sure to scope out your group before signing up.

    Cons

    Some to most facilities are lacking in modern equipment to support efficient research. Always a toss up to see if your labmates and employer will be sane

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your research fields and science departments. Pay more attention to some of the professors and there interests and some seem to be divided. This has made some difficulties in conducting appropriate lab work.



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