Washington State University Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd
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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. Loved It

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University

    Pros

    Very Good Community vibe. All bosses cared and wanted you to learn and grow

    Cons

    No Cons! Loved it there hard to advance from college position to full time work without a masters though.


  2. Teaching assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    the work was great for being a graduate student to get experience teaching your own class. Good faculty to learn from and work with.

    Cons

    It's in Pullman Washington. You are an hour and a haft from Spokane and 6 plus hours from Seattle. There is not much to do other than work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the arts. The university closed the theater department right before I arrived. Football is huge and draws new students but remember it's about teaching, education and growth of the students.


  3. Average to good grad school experience

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    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.


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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)

    Pros

    get some chance to learn some new programs

    Cons

    doesnt have an animation team to work with


  6. TAing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being a teaching assistant helped me to earn experience in the classroom and in lab design. I also learned how to grade and write exams.

    Cons

    The time spent one on one with students was very limited. Some of the other TAs were just marking time and did not serve their students well.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller classes would be great, as well as more comprehensive TA training, especially in safety, would make a difference.


  7. 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.


  8. Good place to work

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    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.


  9. AA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State University

    Pros

    Ok place to work daily.

    Cons

    I preferred to work closer to home.


  10. IT Specialist I

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

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

    Pros

    WSU has very flexible work hours. If you are a student with a part time job, most departments appear to be happy to work around your test schedule, homework assignments, and missing days due to being sick.

    Cons

    There aren't really very many downsides. Basically since glass door requires me to have a twenty word minimum in this section I'm just typing stuff that is syntactically correct but at the same time says nothing useful. Don't blame me, I'm not the policy maker on here. Refrigerator.

    Advice to Management

    This is the song that never ends. And it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because...


  11. Good experince

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University

    Pros

    Great environment and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    location and the life in Pullman



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