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"Vibrant Campus"

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Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at University of Washington part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Vibrant campus life with lot of activities and groups, terrific libraries and meeting spaces. Inspiring faculty and researchers creating meaningful impact and sharing and collaborating on innovative ideas. Always meeting new folks and young energetic students. Often make you own hours.

Cons

Requires self discipline to get things done within normal business hours.

Advice to Management

Maintain high levels of benefits. Offer retirement savings plans to TA/RA's

Other Employee Reviews for University of Washington

  1. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits (medical/dental/vision, retirement, flex accounts, health club access, Metro pass, etc.) and very nice people. Plus, once you're hired into the UW, it's fairly easy to switch from one position or department to another. Also, being in the U-District, you're very close to great restaurants and shops, and the students keep the atmosphere vibrant.

    Cons

    It's sort of a bureaucratic nightmare with plenty of people in management who have no business being there. I'm certain they mean well, but most were not prepared to accept the position in terms of their knowledge of managing people and retaining staff. I've seen a LOT of turn-over since I've been here, and that's pretty much the norm across the University.

    Advice to Management

    Take a class or two on how to manage and retain staff. Be more transparent and communicative with your employees-- it builds morale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "There are some good people. But the politics can get out of hand"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work schedule can be flexible, which is especially good for those with family. Company does offer classes that might be related to your field for advance learning. Classes might be paid by the department or not, depending if your department will pay for the class. It is up to you to find that out.

    Cons

    People can be lazy, mean, steal ideas and present them as their own, or put the blame on you. Some people who have worked here for years are cocky and rude and think your questions will be stupid and laugh at the question. It has happened to me. No salary increase for years. No pay raise in the near future. Very little, to no chance to advance in your area unless you move to a new department.

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