Washington University in St. Louis

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Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
287 Reviews
4.2
287 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 24 reviews)

  • Nice campus, smart students, low cost of living, good teaching load and a fairly collegial vibe among junior faculty (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • low salaries with limited opporrtunities for advancement and no bonuses for staff (in 9 reviews)

  • 5% raise with increased out of pocket benefit premiums/copays and cost of living (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Intern Experience

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone in the lab was extremely friendly and helpful. We all work together and assist in each other's lab work when necessary. Supervisor was very approachable and encouraging.

    Cons

    There is a steep learning curve for those not well experienced in lab techniques a microbiology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Insitution

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scholar  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment, friendly culture

    Cons

    St. Louis is not the safest place to live.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great university for graduate students

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

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

    Pros

    Great variety of labs and PIs to work for, very competitive stipend, especially for the low cost of living in St. Louis, excellent medical benefits.

    Cons

    PIs are not always prepared to mentor for non-academic career routes, like most graduate schools not much focus on work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DBBS should focus on training graduate students to be successful in multiple environments, not just academia.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis

    Pros

    Benefits, education, salary, vacation, work

    Cons

    None,nothing, all good , not bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees fairly.

  6.  

    Alumni and Development

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    Former Employee - Alumni and Development Associate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Alumni and Development Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best part of working for Alumni and Development was the range in day to day tasks. It was always something new.

    Cons

    The office culture is older, and it is very serious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher younger

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent research resources and network.

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    Current Employee - Faculty Member (Instructor)  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Faculty Member (Instructor) in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Best place for pre-clinical or clinical research. The group has many wonderful expertise to work with. Very good benefit for your child tuition fee of college.

    Cons

    Sometimes the managements need to improve. You have to work at least for 6 years for the student tuition fee benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to encourage postdocs or students for critical thinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    The research environment is nice in Washington University in St. Louis. There are strong biomedincal facilities and laboratories. Most of the research groups productive and you can easily find strong collaborators.

    There is a beautiful forest park near the campus.

    Cons

    The local community is not quite safe at night. And the weather is a little bit tough in the mid summer or in the winter.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive work experience

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the university. 401k match is great. Many health insurance choices depending on your needs. Good work life balance! Free metro pass.

    Cons

    University wide raises are lousy (about 2% every year for at least the last 5 years). Health insurance does not cover infertility services though Wash U is the largest IVF provider in Missouri. Parking is costly. Do not get free access to the fitness center. The on-site child care is fantastic but is completely unaffordable for any employee that is not a doctor or professor. (No sliding scale or discount for lower compensated employees).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefit for DBBS graduate students.

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

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall health insurance, dental, vision, and specialist insurance are all taken care of. Student health insurance are available and accessible 5 days a week.

    Cons

    Program duration could be long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Associate Director of Development
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Development

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible benefits, great professional development, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Small raises, corporate culture, early start time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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