Western Washington University

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Western Washington University Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    A job you can't beat

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Western Washington University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere, the people, the culture, and the experience were all unforgettable. I was able to really delve into the Western culture and really get an understanding of the people and students I was working with. Even in such a professional environment, I was able to use my creativity in order to find better solutions for organization, and keep the office in good spirits. The people within my office, including my boss, helped to work with my schedule to provide maximum hours while not overwhelming me.

    Cons

    On some occasions I had to deal with difficult students who were always trying to find loop-holes around our protocol. It was extremely frustrating to deal with those individuals and others who felt they were in a position of authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep creating that wonderful environment that people enjoy so much while working at Western Washington University.

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    Interacted with students looking for advice in courses, applications, and career paths.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peer Advisor  in  Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Peer Advisor in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Western Washington University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, help students make sound decisions

    Cons

    No traffic during week prior to finals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved wit student advisors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people to work with, very flexible.

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    Current Employee - Student Employee  in  Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Bellingham, WA

    I have been working at Western Washington University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible with work schedule around class schedule. You get to speak with your peers and help them out. Sometimes you get to do homework while you work.

    Cons

    The work can get monotonous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please add 1 sick day a school year to student employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Growing Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Western Washington University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at WWU allowed me to interact with students and faculty daily. There were always opportunities to grow in my field and professors that supported me. Super flexible.

    Cons

    Some of the faculty were much less willing to work with undergraduate students. Some of the students who would come for help were not very pleasant but that will happen anywhere you are engaging customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for a great two years.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Quality of experience is dependent on the department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Washington University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a new position and received a great deal of support

    Cons

    Some things felt poorly organized

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    As an Orientation Student Advisor, I enjoyed working for the New Student Service Family Outreach Office

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Washington University

    Pros

    Always fun and changing all of the time

    Cons

    During the summer there is long hours and limited hours during the school year

  8.  

    best people to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AS Communications Assistant  in  Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - AS Communications Assistant in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Western Washington University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great team work, culture, and encouraged to grow both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    too many bureaucratic procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give the students more freedom to change policies or communicate bureaucratic procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Rec Center Employee

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Western Washington University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility towards a students schedule and needs, positive reinforcement, an educational work environment that's inclusive instead of exclusive

    Cons

    Lack of communication between faculty members/departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication and mutual promotion of events and activities between different sports/activities/departments/office/students/university at large would greatly increase member participation and increase numbers of incoming users at the Rec Center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Faculty Assistant

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    Former Employee - Faculty Assistant  in  Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Faculty Assistant in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at Western Washington University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, low stress, friendly faculty. Great opportunity for extra practice and a good way to gain exposure to experiences you normally wouldn't have access to.

    Cons

    There's more work to be done during the times your own class coursework intensifies. Few if any opportunities offered to move around.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great student jobs available

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant - Software Services  in  Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant - Software Services in Bellingham, WA

    I have been working at Western Washington University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Easy to find a job if you're a student
    - Flexible schedules at most jobs

    Cons

    - The University has recently put a pay freeze on all student jobs, effectively halting all wage increases for student employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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