University of Washington Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. Software Engineer

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    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.


  8. TA

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    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


  9. Good benefits, mid-low salary

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    Current Employee - Event Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  10. Medical Interpreter

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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
    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.


  11. Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a good environment to work in. Plenty of opportunities for growth and continuing ed.

    Cons

    The higher ed environment can be a little crazy. Corporations can set rules that won't fly in higher ed, making our jobs a little more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to cultivate your employees talent! It can make all the difference in the world.



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