- 2.0Aug 16, 2023Student AssistantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearSeattle, WA
The chefs were very patient with new students and nice. Your hours were also manageable and could pick up shifts if you wanted more hours. Minimum wage was 18.69 an hour. Middle management were generally helpful.
Almost every shift I was in was understaffed which can be difficult during busy hours if you aren't used to working in a chaotic environment. Some middle/upper management were either very uncharitable or rude. I've been scowled at, had trash bags snatched out of my hand, and had to put up with being blamed for things by members of middle management that were either not my fault or were not made aware of to me. Upper management initially came off as nice and was very accommodating of my ADHD. However, they threatened to fire me after I had forgotten to clock out of my shift, despite me expressing several times that it was a mistake and that I was not trying to commit wage theft. Getting constant email reminders from management threatening to fire students who miss their one shift isn't a great way to advertise to future employees when you are already understaffed. If this review gets removed for a third time, I will leave another review with little to no context of why the position was bad because I literally have no idea how to make my complaints any more anonymous.
- 5.0Nov 27, 2023Associate DirectorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSeattle, WA
Great healthcare Finding genuine colleagues who love their jobs Passionate, collegial work culture Wonderful resources for professional development and community building Solid pathways for continued learning/secondary education
Commute very challenging and parking pricey at main campus Safety on main campus and U district highly questionable after working hours; remain vigilant of surroundings in U district at any hour Lacking diversity in senior cabinet and academic leadership; better representation on campus for administrators/ entry and some mid-level staff but not most mid-level staff staff and not across lead faculty
- 1.0Oct 31, 2023Business AnalystFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Pay Benefits Schedule Not much else
UW-IT is a very toxic place to work at if you haven't been there for years and aren't in bed with the managers. The amount of misogyny, racism, disrespect I noticed while at UW was shocking. I would have left earlier if I had a choice but unfortunately getting a new job is not easy in the current climate. The whole of IT is embarrassing for a progressive state like WA and even more for a state institution. Right off the bat you're pretty much expected to know everything about how UW works and their systems. Asking a senior member of the team just gets you a lot of attitude and disrespect even when the question is asked on a public channel where others are able to see the responses. Going to HR is no use either since the people who are toxic have been around for a long time and have been toxic for years now. The next time there's an article in Seattle Times about UW, it'll probably be about this.