University of Washington Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. its college.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its a thriving place to work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons


  2. Good start

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    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


  3. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. Able to work remotely.

    Cons

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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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 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!


  6. Helpful (1)

    UW Benefits

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

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

    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.


  7. TA

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    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


  8. Decent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. FSW

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work in. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Cyclic year is difficult. Breaks are short.


  10. Good benefits, mid-low salary

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    Current Employee - Event Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great - from Health insurance that includes eye and dental to discounts around Seattle, it is hard to match these benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay. If you are not tenured faculty, or a top fundraiser, you will not see what the non-academic world offers.


  11. Medical Interpreter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent environment to work in. Great variety in daily experiences. High satisfaction from helping patients and liaising and mediating between them, families and hospital staff and clinicians. Stimulating to work with many different medical professionals.

    Cons

    Lack of adequate career growth possibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize excellence and continuing education by offering potential increase in salary.



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