Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton
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Pros
  • GREAT BENEFITS package for their employees (in 27 reviews)

  • Great variety of labs and PIs to work for, very competitive stipend, especially for the low cost of living in St (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • low salary, no advance to move upward (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay comparing to universities in other regions (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great career opportunity for those that are ready to grow.

    Cons

    Supervisor was unethical in regard to my personal health issue.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. Adjunct Faculty

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Saint Charles, MO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get on campus, staff are friendly, BB is pretty easy to navigate, classes and administrators are very attentive

    Cons

    No/low potential of full-time; classroom locations can be confusing; no benefits for part-time


  3. Program Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great vacation time and 401k benefits

    Cons

    Definitely has a class system depending on your job title and connections.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Washington University Medical School

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    Current Employee - Business & Technology Applications Analyst III in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Business & Technology Applications Analyst III in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Big enough for plenty of resources, yet small enough to feel like a team.

    Cons

    Support for career development is limited, and paid training is not always available.


  6. You work here for the status

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great resources, some growth opportunities, but limited. Access to as much education as you would want.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. They will hire someone with little or no experience just to pay less. This makes work efficiency decrease.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. You are a hospital system and you are going to make money. Your way of doing it is to pay the lowest amount possible.


  7. Great place to work and grow a career.

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis

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

    Pros

    Excellent work atmosphere. Plenty of interesting things going on and very interesting colleagues. Excellent healthcare/insurance benefits. Good vacation.

    Cons

    Job /position security can be at the mercy of grant funding levels and availability, which is not what it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering and growing relations with the innovation community and local/regional industries.


  8. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and health insurance plans

    Cons

    Medical campus always under heavy construction and looks terrible


  9. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    Great environment; nice people, flexible work schedule, definitely easy to get along with and work with others. Beautiful campus too!

    Cons

    It can Sometimes be monotonous work, depending on what department you are in. Not many opportunities for raises or bonuses or increases in pay


  10. Great Community

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis full-time

    Pros

    Great people and community to work in Students always around on the Danforth Campus Get to travel from an early stage

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic at times Students always around on the Danforth Campus (pro and a con) Can be hierarchical in the office


  11. Great Job, great benefits - need free parking

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment Great facilities and equipment

    Cons

    Parking Fees. WUSTL parking lot but employees had to pay to park there



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