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"Impressive staff and great, innovative department to work at"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

- working at this department you are surrounded by some of the most intelligent researchers and faculty from all parts of the world
- great environment, locations, views
- a lot of opportunities for research and promotions

Cons

- some staff employers aren´t very positive/friendly
- bureaucracy, but that is due to it being a university department

Other Employee Reviews for University of Washington

  1. "Interesting work, poor management and culture.""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Staff in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Staff in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, significant freedom.

    Cons

    Poor management, grant focused system.

    Advice to Management

    Reward honest effort


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stereotypical state job, for the most part"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Staff in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, some unique (class discounts, academic software pricing, campus opportunities), even for half-time employees. Opportunities to work at less-than-full-time positions. Can easily advance through the entire salary range (classified employees). Many internal classes one can take as well. Beautiful campus in spring and fall (Seattle), somewhat invigorating to be around students.

    Cons

    Low salaries for all except many directors, big gap in-between them and staff, some of their managers. Generally lesser equipment and software. Lack of climate control (air conditioning) when I worked there, was very uncomfortable in hot weather. Bureaucratic. Poor performers, those offering poor customer service - particularly managers, and unethical practices are generally allowed to continue, which can be frustrating, but must be accepted in so far as possible. Difficult at best to advance, many interviews to fill a quota. The big picture isn't shared, senior management beyond one's department are invisible. No concern about employees as people. Due to pay system, many employees do the minimum, though I came across several exceptions, which was surprising.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Encourage promotions from within. Deal with poor performers, poor customer service, unethical practices, particularly those in positions of power. Manage people!

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