University of Washington Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great benefits for UW employees through the state(in 182 reviews)

  • "Great team, fun work environment(in 177 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low Salary and not so many benefits(in 54 reviews)

  • "No benefits but it is part-time(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      wonderful work culture and postdoc union is helpful in protecting postdoc rights

      May 13, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      lots of opportunities for career development

      Cons

      seattle living cost and sometimes gloomy weather

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Stay Away from UW Tacoma, SIAS

      Apr 28, 2021 - Administrative 
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      Pros

      Location, state benefits, the YMCA is close by

      Cons

      The campus environment was very toxic and everyone was always scared of losing their job due to budget cuts. So the culture was always tense. The School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences is particularly bad. The blond lady with the three dogs is the worst and should have been let go years ago. People who work with her don't work there for very long so likely, if there is a vacancy in the department, it's reporting to her and the person left because of her managerial style. Believe me, the pay is not worth working in this department. Try Business or Student Engagement. Or I heard Education was good. Also, because this campus is small, there are very few advancement opportunities. You typically have to leave UW entirely to move up or you need to try breaking in to the Seattle campus.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      May 6, 2021 - Support Analyst in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Good, well established work environment. Pay is competitive, and there is flexibility in hours and schedule if the position suits it. Benefits are great including limited tuition exemption for taking some classes., and flexible health options.

      Cons

      Rather decentralized model for administration. Various departments do not communicate often and sometimes develop solutions for the same problems parallel to each other.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Leading Edge Research

      May 13, 2021 - Research Scientist Assistant in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Dedicated postdocs and staff who care about making leads in disease research

      Cons

      Work is highly dependent on grant funding

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice place to do research

      May 12, 2021 - Postdoctoral Scholar in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Good environment to do research. High quality of work.

      Cons

      Compensation is not really good.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great experience for students

      May 5, 2021 - Student Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Employees in my department is super nice and friendly. They allowed me to take on projects that I am excited. I really feel like I improved a lot of my skills and I am more confident to tackle the office environment and communication after graduation.

      Cons

      I cannot think of any cons as of the moment

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Harborview Research Assistant

      May 6, 2021 - Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      get to work on innovative research and its a great step toward graduate or medical school

      Cons

      Can sometimes feel isolating when it comes to coworkers and is not a sustainable job on its own, even when you know you'll only be there for a short time.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Very decent, union backed, chemistry department

      May 7, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      As far as PhD stipends are concerned, UW's offer is pretty good. Includes great insurance as well.

      Cons

      Still a lot of work for the amount you are paid - but that is the same at any grad program.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      May 12, 2021 - Engineer in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      low work pressure, high work elasticity

      Cons

      low salary paid, small circle

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Pretty Decent

      May 5, 2021 - PSR Specialist in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Great PSR team, PSR lead was really nice and understanding too. Hours worked for me

      Cons

      Not many opportunities for overtime, some providers overwhelm you with more work on top of what you have to do already

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