Washington University in St. Louis

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Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
363 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, nice people, most of whom care very much about the job they are doing (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
  • relatively low salary intermittent management (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay and no accumulated vacations, no contribution to your retirement account (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working at this instiution has been amazing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    Diverse campus
    Very relevant programming and opportunities for professional development
    Highly connected
    Great benefits
    Collaboration amongst departments and continual bridging

    Cons

    Cultural diversity amongst faculty and staff...however it is improving

    Recommends
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    A great place to be both a graduate student and employee.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great collaborative environment, highly supportive mentors, lots of support for whatever crazy idea you would like try (in terms of research). Many faculty have connections to companies and startups in the St. Louis area.

    Cons

    If your relationship with your mentor falls apart, the university is small enough that you may find it difficult to find someone else to work with in the same field.

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    Advancement within the university is limited to faculty type positions. Increasing dependence on adjunct positions may limit potential advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Very nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    Very good place to work, professional stuff and working style. Lots of things to learn in the hospital and medical school.

    Cons

    City and location, Affordable place but the safety is sometimes an issue.

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  5.  

    Washington University is a wonderful environment to work in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, supportive administration, great mission

    Cons

    No cons to the enviroment

    Recommends
  6.  

    Wonderful work being done here!

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant II in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant II in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Washington University is one of the best in the academic field and they are doing a great deal of very important research. That makes it easy to feel like your work really matters.

    Cons

    Moving from one department to the next can be challenging as policies and things can be drastically different from one place to the next.

    Recommends
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    N/A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    mechanical engineering. Course program. Take course.

    Cons

    Finished in Dec, 2014. Now no job.

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    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  8.  

    Mission-driven culture which celebrates performance and commitment, expects nothing less.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    Great community, great benefits, and people are passionate about their work.

    Cons

    High job performance expectations, limited opportunity for promotion, and people are praised with words for their performance but not salary (at the lower levels).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better work-life balance and greater incentive for performance through raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Research associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    Research associate as a student. Relaxed atmosphere. Worked when I can. Understandable PI and friendly lab mates. Great work environment.

    Cons

    There were no cons really. Sometimes I had to "do the grunt" work but that comes with inexperience at any job

    Recommends
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  10.  

    excellent learning environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    high quality training, great place to learn...

    Cons

    hard to be one of a group...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Being a master's student at Wash U was great.

    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    Small class sizes, approachable faculty, and experts in various industries all contributed to a positive experience. Additionally the class schedules worked around my full-time job.

    Cons

    Not many cons to speak of regarding the university. I enjoyed my experience. I do wish that I had participated in more extra curricular activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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