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"Valued work experience but management practices are still below par"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Benefits. Most departments strive to be flexible with employee schedules.

Cons

Preference given to staff employees who have a Master's degree. Several years of budget cuts and anticipated cuts are taking their toll on employee morale. Very hard to advance within a department.

Advice to Management

The Leadership, Community and Values Initiative of five years ago was an important start in listening to staff, students, faculty and the community. The initiative seems to have faded away with Emmert's departure. I hope the new President will look for ways to invest in UW staff.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Washington

  1. "Good Student job with decent pay"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good exposure
    Less work pressure

    Cons

    Technologically laid back, time constraints, weekend working shifts

    Advice to Management

    More trainings for students and staff


  2. "A nice, low-key place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    UW is a historic and impressive institution with lots of opportunities. People are open and there's a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can be frustrating when trying to get something done or find out what is happening in other departments, groups.

    Advice to Management

    Give better feedback to employees and offer clear indications for career training and advancement. It's great that different groups have their autonomy but some centralization of info/communication would be good.

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