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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. "Help desk at west building"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Lake Washington Institute of Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned invaluable customer service experience while automating processes within the registration office

    Cons

    was good all around nothing worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    Better organization of files would be a plus


  2. "Student Employment"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lake Washington Institute of Technology part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can work where you attend school
    Nice community of people
    Pays fairly well for an hourly job
    Flexibility

    Cons

    Limited number of hours
    You need to be a currently enrolled student for a certain number of credits.

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback from student employees; they see things that the management sometimes do not see.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No thanks."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get a paycheck.
    Beyond the politics of the college - you get to meet a lot of new people who are attending classes and see their dreams start to take off with the direction they are headed in. Admin Assistants are union.

    Cons

    There are a lot of miserable employees who hate their jobs, lousy pay, and the old hats need to be removed to let forward thinking people in who see the students as customers and stop trying to become the next president of the next college. Hiring friends who don't know how to do their jobs should be criminal. The stories I have heard from the past to now, insane.
    The very same union for admin assistants locks you as well. The war between union and non-union is stupid.

    Advice to Management

    You can't make a piece of trash classy.


  4. "Full-time Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Faculty in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Full Time Faculty in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great community, encouraging and supportive leadership, great students!

    Cons

    Limited benefits, limited funding- not a lot of time available to develop of programs/courses


  5. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Lake Washington Institute of Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to work on some of the coolest software and share knowledge with students. The community of staff is super helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    As a starting instructor with a Bachelor's degree, I had access to only a few classes to instruct, and it would've been nice to have more.


  6. "Teacher Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Assisted by the Teacher to be a better Teacher myself - Answering questions from students

    Cons

    Part Time work, cleaning the art rooms

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great learning community"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Faculty in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lake Washington Institute of Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This college really values diversity: racial, ethnic, linguistic. They really mean it when they say "multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply"!

    Cons

    Although a great learning and teaching environment, Lake Washington tech does not provide a whole lot of opportunity for faculty to advance to full time.

    Advice to Management

    As part of your retention efforts, offer your best part-time faculty opportunities to rise up - not only with more hours, but also in the realm of research, etc.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Institutional Control"

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    Current Employee - Full-Time Faculty in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Full-Time Faculty in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lake Washington Institute of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are decent. Benefits are solid.

    Cons

    This institution is very poor at protecting its employees and students from unfair and unethical behavior. A student was nearly expelled for doing nothing wrong except listening to a security guard, and doing exactly what he was told. On the faculty/staff side, personal agendas and retribution are allowed to adversely affect the careers of anyone who doesn't toe the company line. Dare to respectfully share a concern, and your job is in jeopardy. Intimidation is allowed to happen with little to no oversight. Middle management either supports this or allows it to happen. Upper management turns a blind eye. Because the problems are ignored or swept under the rug, the process repeats itself again and again.

    Advice to Management

    Make those who hold positions of authority accountable for the treatment of their subordinates.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Classified staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Lake Washington Institute of Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people here are wonderful. New leadership in the College show promise.

    Cons

    Our pay is among the lowest

    Advice to Management

    pay should be competitive with what other school are paying. Kirkland is one of the highest demographic areas to live. We are one of the lowest paid among the 34 community and technical colleges


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of politics and run around."

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lake Washington Institute of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and facilities for faculty.

    Cons

    Lack of respect towards staff.

    Advice to Management

    Prof Tech and Staff classification are often overlooked in the process of things.


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