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Updated December 9, 2018
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  • "Graduate student pay is low relative to cost of living in the area, work-life balance" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Low salary compared to industry" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Awesome entry-level jobs for students at UW

    Cons

    None really- great work environment and team!


  2. "Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Coding, team, debugging, data analyst, database

    Cons

    computing, pressure, project, work, exams

  3. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    small class size so its easy to network

    Cons

    small school with limited space


  4. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great institution to be at

    Cons

    Large campus, not enough people of color as faculty


  5. "Good university to do a Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative community, usually a good work/life balance, good healthcare, nice campus to work on

    Cons

    Low pay compared to an equivalent position in industry


  6. "Great place to grow a career"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - supervisors who cared about my development
    - wonderful colleagues
    - commitment to diversity and inclusion
    - good work/life balance

    Cons

    - bureaucracy could be challenging to navigate (though thankfully Julie Brown is helping to change this!)


  7. "Great work culture and leadership"

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    Former Employee - Student Marketing Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Student Marketing Assistant in Seattle, WA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Washington part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a very fun environment and privileges are pretty special

    Cons

    Irregular work schedule; if on the game day staff, expect to frequently work nights and weekends

    Advice to Management

    Get to know lower-level employees better, and connect them with other departments in the office.

  8. "Pre-doctoral Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are fabulous.
    Lots of intellectual freedom
    Students are earnest and hard-working

    Cons

    Central administration is increasingly anti-labor, refusing to bargain in good faith with several unions on campus


  9. "HFS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Really flexible for students and class schedules

    Cons

    management is not very organized


  10. "Budget Fiscal Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with good people (although some can be prickly), good benefits

    Cons

    Experience differs between each division and departments

    Advice to Management

    Offer free bus pass to employees already!