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"Good intentions, too resource-strapped and bureacratic to innovate."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at University of Washington part-time

Pros

Large, stable institution.
Work-life balance is definitely possible.
About as consistent as you can get in today's economy.
As a big player in academia, working for the UW gives you good access to vendors and the thought-leader space.

Cons

Ugh--so much bureaucracy it can be maddening.
Lots of stagnation--many people have been in the same job for so long that they're burnt out, detached and not doing a particularly good job any more.
No real opportunities for change or innovation at such a large, slow-moving, government funded organization.
Lots of talk about good ideas, not so much support for execution.

Advice to Management

Be more honest and transparent about the value and goals of each department. Work to simplify processes to find efficiencies and prevent great people, ideas and processes from getting lost in the government quagmire.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Washington

  1. "they are willing to train you"

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    Former Employee - Research Tech in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Research Tech in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Washington part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they are willing to provide training

    Cons

    funding is not always good

    Advice to Management

    better communication


  2. "The University of Washington is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist III in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist III in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to an immense trove of academic documents and to the faculty and staff of many departments.

    Cons

    Scale. It is way too big. The shear size of the institution makes it hard to make significant changes to the administrative structure. It is subject to the austerity measures of reduced state and federal funding.

    Advice to Management

    I work for the IRL lab of the Radiology Department. I am satisfied with this management.

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