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"Be prepared to be treated like garbage if you aren't a faculty member."

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Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
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Pros

Great benefits and a beautiful campus. The IMA is a nice benefit too.

Cons

Generally speaking, faculty and upper management treat "regular" staff like dirt. Very little opportunity for promotion or growth (especially if you are forced into a union). New ideas are not welcomed.

Advice to Management

Faculty are not kings. They should not be able to treat staff any way they choose. I personally have been reprimanded for incidents that were in no way my fault, but an action (or inaction) on the part of faculty. If someone has to be blamed, it will never fall on faculty.

In addition, lazy or IT incompetent staff have little repercussions (union) and innovation is typically punished or ignored. Also, for a school that has multiple nationally recognized IT programs, the inner workings of UW's own internal data systems are a disaster. I personally had to set up multiple "shadow" systems because the data structure is both a mess and inaccessible due to elitist security precautions within the organization. There is little consistency among departments; they each have their own timesheets, their own systems, etc.

Lastly, I have not had a raise or promotion in years and never had a bonus or recognition of any kind despite self improvement of skills, being patient with faculty that treat me poorly, and working overtime without compensation (they will deny this) but this is the de facto reality.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Washington

  1. "Very rewarding!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are very few schools which allow undergraduates to run office hours but at the UW there are many of these opportunities.

    Cons

    It can be very exhausting to work many hours while a student even with very limited hours being worked due to the number of students who show up to office hours asking for help due to the size of classes and number of TA's available to answer questions.


  2. "Management not so good."

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    Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Barista in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Upper management was not organized. Sometimes we had too many people working, sometimes we didn't have enough.

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