Washington State University Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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Pros
  • There was flexibilty in terms of work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, go to build our own work schedule (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • life is boring in a small town like Pullman (in 4 reviews)

  • Pullman is a wonderful place to live; there is nothing like living in a true college town (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Average to good grad school experience

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

    I worked at Washington State University part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I had freedom to explore what i needed to explore without a lot of interference or micromanagement from my advisors.

    Cons

    It was easy to get off-track, because of the freedom mentioned above. As my advisor put it, 'you can allow a PhD candidate to flip around a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Do not meddle in the relationships between faculty and their advisees.


  2. n/a

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    get some chance to learn some new programs

    Cons

    doesnt have an animation team to work with


  3. Technical Assistant II

    Former Employee - Technical Assistant II in Pullman, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Assistant II in Pullman, WA

    I worked at Washington State University (Less than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is very welcoming and helpful. Very flexible with hours.

    Cons

    There was not enough work, spent a lot of time doing clerical work instead of working within the system itself.

    Advice to Management

    Hire only the amount of people needed for the work provided.


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  5. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Staff in Pullman, WA

    I have been working at Washington State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, benefit are good

    Cons

    It does not have night life. At summer it gets lonely.


  6. Good entry level positions

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pullman, WA

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits. Strict rules ensure your time cannot be abused plenty of ability to work from home if you are in the right category.

    Cons

    strict rules can severely limit flexibility.


  7. graduate assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive environment, coworkers are generally nice but depends on the department where you are based. Overall atmosphere is ok.

    Cons

    location in middle of nowhere
    Fairly conservative environment
    Low pay given the location


  8. Systems Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Pullman, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Pullman, WA

    I worked at Washington State University part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going, and flexible schedule for a student position. Supplemented education well. Coworkers helped out a lot

    Cons

    Didn't do anything, too much hangs up on wanting to improve existing projects. Lots of waiting around for approval


  9. Weight Room Attendant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA

    I worked at Washington State University part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Staff. Easy work environment. Can socialize on the job.

    Cons

    Management was unorganized. They would constantly schedule you when you had already had plans and told them months in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Be able to manage a schedule.


  10. Social Media Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great hours for students, flexible, good pay, fun, get to meet new people

    Cons

    Can overwork, but otherwise nothing

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any


  11. Overall great experience, very flexible and great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Clerical Assistant in Pullman, WA

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, positive, learning experience, professional, fun

    Cons

    Can be repetitive, office setting, answering phones

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up



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