Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

Updated July 28, 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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    • Senior Management
    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. 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. 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


  6. Great Community

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. WUSM

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

    great resources, high standards, academically focused

    Cons

    There are very few cons. diversity is somewhat low


  10. Teaching Assistant - Business School

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis part-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, professors are easy to work with and understand that we are first and foremost students. It is always a pleasure to be around other highly motivated, bright peers.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is necessary to attend class sections. Those can become boring really quickly, depending on the day's agenda, because often times the TA is only needed to take attendance and hand out papers.

    Advice to Management

    Set and keep extremely clear expectations of a TA's role to students. Some students think they can kiss up or threaten a TA for a better grade when that is usually not the case. Also, if possible, don't make TAs come to class solely to take attendance


  11. Post Doctoral Scholar

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scholar in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scholar in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Post-docs are fun, creative jobs involving a mixture of hands on scientific work and deep, thoughtful analysis.

    Cons

    The carrier options for Biomedical PhDs is currently very limited. Considering the long hours, the job pays very little relative to comparably educated individuals in other fields ,



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