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"One of the best job environments I've worked in."

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Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Clean facilities, average pay (to start), everything up to code, good work environment, good management staff, climate-controlled buildings, set work hours, easily accessible by bus/car, paid street & private lot parking, nice campus.

Cons

Takes a while for maintenance to fix things like burnt out light bulbs, bureaucracy, very little job security at low-level positions, lack of regular raises, mandatory union membership

Advice to Management

Regular merit raises would be nice.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Washington

  1. "graduate teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    big research university, nice campus, helpful staff

    Cons

    funding not stable, research maybe frusdrating


  2. "Great benefits. Low pay. Poorly trained administration staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits are outstanding in a low-stress environment. Not a bad place to work if you are looking for a secure, low paying job and have a medical condition. Performance evaluation process and unions make it difficult to get fired. WA state labor policy appears to make downsizing difficult.

    Cons

    From an administrative perspective, does not appear to be a good place to work if you are in a management position and appreciate efficiency. Internal training programs appear to be non-existent for administrative staff.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct formal, biennial (at a minimum depending on performance) performance reviews of lower-level support positions.

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