Washington State University Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Good graduate student stipend compared to cost of living (in 4 reviews)

  • There was flexibilty in terms of work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Some budget cuts in recent years has also put pressure on research programs to find more outside funding (in 5 reviews)

  • It can be a bit much to handle when you are a full time student (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Research Assistant, PhD candidate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University

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

    Pros

    Very calm atmosphere, very friendly people, fairly good university to get degree from, state of the art instruments

    Cons

    For people who like crowd or who like to live in big cities, Pullman might be not the best choice

  2. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    These positions are great for people in the academia track. You learn multiple learning styles, and how to work with a variety of people. They have a nice mentoring setup with the other teaching assistants so the inexperienced can have resources.

    Cons

    Your first semester will take more than the expected 20 hours a week. It takes time to learn how the material is taught and you will want to be prepared. Another downside is that not every TA will take the position seriously, potentially making more work for you.

  3. Social Media Manager

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    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

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  5. Great environment. Questionable executive leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great campus and educational environment.

    Cons

    Current leadership doesn't defer to expertise in specialized areas.

  6. Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State University full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salaries, good time off, flexible vacations

    Cons

    Politics plays a part, knowing people gets you further than hard work

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

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    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

  8. Amazing place to work!

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Pullman, WA

    I have been working at Washington State University

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

    Pros

    Every person that I've encountered, from staff to faculty has been top notch.

    Cons

    Enrollment in my department has been low.

  9. I work under lead teachers in caring for children at a daycare facility

    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work here are awesome and the small town atmosphere is enjoyable

    Cons

    At times, the harsh weather conditions of Pullman make it difficult to want to be outside watching kids

    Advice to Management

    Very inconsistent management style. Management is constantly changing due to unforeseen reasons, making it difficult to motivate staff

  10. Great Place to work and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University

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

    Pros

    diversity and high quality research

    Cons

    isolated small town and not many growth opportunities.

  11. Great professors which double as great supervisors to work for.

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

    I worked at Washington State University

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

    Pros

    Down to earth supervisors who really work with you to accomplish tasks.

    Cons

    Low budgets for projects which limited progress.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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