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"My personal experience is average"

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The university is good, and the environment is OK

Cons

But it can ruin you life if you cannot find a good adviser, especially for international graduate student.

Other Employee Reviews for Washington University in St. Louis

  1. "Postdocs are treated like technicians"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a great opportunity to meet and interact with many other smart and interesting postdocs from all over the world. Washington University has an outstanding Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPGA) whose purpose is to provide opportunities for postdocs to network with outside science professionals. The OPGA also supports seminars where invited speakers discuss additional career options available to recent PhD grads and postdocs. Additionally the OPGA funds and provides logistical support to the Wash U postdoc society, a committee of postdocs who meet regularly to organize events which support networking and career development. Serving in the WUPS executive committee allows postdocs to demonstrate experience working on a team of scientists and learning important lessons about committee politics.

    Cons

    Most faculty treat postdocs like cheap labor, having them work on projects that the faculty are interested in, rather than allowing postdocs to develop projects of their own. The faculty seem to have forgotten that the postdoc experience is an opportunity for the postdoc to develop into a mature scientist.

    Advice to Management

    To the faculty I would ask them to allow their postdoctoral trainees the time to read the literature, try new experiments that you think will not work and most importantly to write a fellowship application, allowing them to secure their own funding on projects that the postdoc is interested in.


  2. "washu"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    excellent resources, excellent faculty and a well run university

    Cons

    high pressure, very little mentorship and low salaries

    Advice to Management

    identify faculty early enough in their career who need mentoring. its difficult to access senior faculty who are also struggling due to constrained federal resources

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