University of Washington Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2020

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  • "Low salary for a research assistant(in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic University and atmosphere"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Resident Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Washington full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, student focus, open and honest managers

    Cons

    Really none, loved my time there

  2. "Research Coordinator"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Positions at the UW are stable and have good health benefits.

    Cons

    The salaries are not flexible.

  3. "Great Opportunities for Students"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Student Researcher in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Washington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities for undergraduates to get experience in research. Flexible hours, employer is sure to work around school schedule

    Cons

    Can only work 19 hours a week if enrolled as a student.

  4. "WashU the place to work in STL!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    The parking situation is a bit of a challenge at times

  5. "postdoc"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    good place to work; good benefits; interesting research

    Cons

    low paying job for experience level

  6. "University of Washington"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and advance.

    Cons

    Limited benefits when compared to other academic institutions.

  7. "Working at The HUB"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Services Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Washington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great coworkers and supervisors -- tight knit community and supervisors genuinely care about their employees - Flexible hours and accommodates to student schedules - Learn a lot about the University and its services, as well as insights on building and event management - Opportunities as a student to be promoted and get pay raises

    Cons

    - Constant transitions in management. Makes it difficult for consistency - Hours are not assigned well in advance (supposed to be at least 2 weeks in advance but sometimes is not) - Must work weekends and very early/late hours, and with messy scheduling sometimes must work multiple weekends in a row

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  8. "Great university, diverse jobs"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Clinical Research Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, culture is accepting and inviting

    Cons

    Raises are minimal, wages are not super competitive

  9. "Great benefits and work life balance, lots of hurdles for change"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant, School of Medicine in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent health and retirement benefits, PTO accrual and sick leave accrual rates are great as well (for professional staff anyways).

    Cons

    Base compensation isn't great, but that's where benefits come in. Change is slow. The recruitment process is SLOW (several weeks to months depending on the department, which loses talent). Managers have to wait on higher up leadership for any change, which takes months and months of committee charging, gathering, and resolution (if any). Diversity efforts are MAJORLY lacking in the UWSOM. I've been hearing the same complaints from staff and students the YEARS I've been here about lack of diversity and anti-racism training and I feel I will continue to hear the same stories for years to come. Executive leadership at the SOM doesn't care about equity, diversity and inclusion. Its actions prove it.

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  10. "You’ll love UW"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and great people

    Cons

    Low pay per field of work

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