Western Washington University

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Western Washington University Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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4.0 40 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard

Bruce Shepard

(16 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    As an Orientation Student Advisor, I enjoyed working for the New Student Service Family Outreach Office

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAlways fun and changing all of the time

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

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    best people to work with

    AS Communications Assistant (Former Employee) Bellingham, WA

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

    Constoo many bureaucratic procedures

    Advice to Senior Managementgive the students more freedom to change policies or communicate bureaucratic procedures

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Rec Center Employee

    Marketing Assistant (Former Employee) Bellingham, WA

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

    ConsLack of communication between faculty members/departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Faculty Assistant

    Faculty Assistant (Former Employee) Bellingham, WA

    ProsFlexible 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great student jobs available

    Research Assistant - Software Services (Current Employee) Bellingham, WA

    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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great community of students. The managers create a fun work atmosphere for a job that could be less desirable.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat sense of community with co-workers, some downtime between calls to finish homework. Also, there are great conversations to be had with some of the potential donors that are contacted.

    ConsSome potential donors don't want to be called or are short with callers on the phone. This can be discouraging but have a tough skin and know that its not personal.

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    Fitness Attendant

    Fitness Attendant (Current Employee) Bellingham, WA

    ProsGreat supervisors who will guide you and help you when you have any questions. Working at the Wade King Student Recreation Center is a fun, straight-forward job.

    ConsCan get boring. Not to challenging. Don't let this scare you off though, it's a perfect job for an entry-level student who wants fitness or aquatic experience on their resume.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI was satisfied with my experience at Western Washington University.

    ConsThere was nothing too terrible about Western, as it is with most places, some people are easier to work with than others.

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    A great place to live!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Bellingham is a great place to live. People are nice and chill.
    - Excellent university

    ConsHelpdesk jobs are boring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Job and Good Team

    Desk Attendant (Former Employee) Bellingham, WA

    ProsWorked with School Schedule
    Good way to meet peers

    ConsNot very many hours available

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow Desk Attendants to do more in the community

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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