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Updated February 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance is nearly non-existent (in 14 reviews)

  • There seems to be an organizational lack of motivation towards high performance as compared to private sector organizations (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Flagship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program/Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program/Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, forward-thinking administration, great colleagues

    Cons

    Salaries and decision making driven by state legislature


  2. "Student Assistant UW-IT"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love working for UW-IT. My coworkers are all really nice and really push me to learn new skills. I like the diversity of work I get and the challenges I am faced with each week. :)

    Cons

    The only con is the offices are pretty much just cubicles. Not the most inspiring, but the views from our buildings are great!


  3. "Great Work Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of people to work with, amazing connections to others across campus, caring employers.

    Cons

    It can feel large working at a University.


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  5. "Most Rewarding Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in University, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in University, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -> Amazing and very friendly coworkers.
    -> very understanding managers; at times of personal struggle, they are there to part you and share part of them with you. Emotionally support you, too!!

    Cons

    -> You have to ask for what You need.


  6. "Good Learning Experience"

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work in and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Seattle has pretty poor transportation, though it is less on weekends.


  7. "Great part time job for students"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    laid back culture. Helpful FTEs

    Cons

    Could be more organized with work scheduling


  8. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and ability to make a lot of money in commision

    Cons

    Not well structured and could use more direction


  9. "Good people and great environment"

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people! Very helpful and patient

    Cons

    Same pay for grads and undergrad part time employees. Old lab facilities

    Advice to Management

    Keep labs up to date!


  10. "Library -- Good place to work for students"

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    Current Employee - Student Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for students during instructional quarters, friendly working environment.

    Cons

    The pace of work can be slow sometimes, not a lot of opportunity for advancement.


  11. "Lab Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, on the job training, and potential for advancement.

    Cons

    Long commute time for myself.



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