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Central Washington University Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Warm and welcoming work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Work life balance is encouraged and supported (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management refused to handle troublesome students (in 4 reviews)

  • I like living in a rural area, but some people may not enjoy living in a small town nearly two hours from Seattle (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "University Advancement Student Employee Review"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Ellensburg, WA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Ellensburg, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Washington University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexiable with class schedule. Great work environment. Flexiability for time off.

    Cons

    Maximum hour able to work per week is limited.


  2. "Custodian 3"

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    Former Employee - Lead Custodian in Ellensburg, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Custodian in Ellensburg, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Washington University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Super supportive atmosphere and flexible superiors.

    Cons

    Personal advancement confined by union interference with job description.

    Advice to Management

    Can't really expect personal bests when union entitlements get involved. Would rather earn rewards through merit.

  3. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work and learn in a small town environment. Wonderful campus community.

    Cons

    Need better access to campus by mass transit. Can seem a bit isolated from Seattle.


  4. "A Wonderful Place To Work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, wonderful staff, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Not enough work to do


  5. "Great Long Term Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Washington University full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    Good management
    Excellent job security

    Cons

    Low salary
    Hours are not flexible

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on enriching the student experience


  6. "Great Student Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Allows for a flexible schedule, and lots of room for individuals to take initiative and develop leadership skills

    Cons

    Small team with few established practices, so taking initiative is required; not a passive job


  7. "Webmaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, good introduction to job training

    Cons

    shaky process, did not have a long term plan

  8. "thumbs up"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Washington University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sometimes the work day can go by fast.

    Cons

    Most of the time, the day goes very slowly.


  9. "Student Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Central Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Central makes sure to work around students' schedules

    Cons

    Can only work 20 hours or less per week


  10. "Love it here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Washington University part-time

    Pros

    Everything, the professor is always good to me

    Cons

    Depending on the professor, you might not click with him/her

    Advice to Management

    none


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