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Updated September 24, 2017
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  • Same pay for grads and undergrad part time employees (in 26 reviews)

  • Pay somewhat below private sector (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Epic Hospital Billing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits at organization

    Cons

    There are no real cons that need to be brought up.


  2. "Housing and Food Services - Desk Services representative"

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    Former Employee - Dsr in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Dsr in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good management, friendly staff

    Cons

    Long hours in the summer

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Overall a great place to work as a student

  3. "Excellent Experience!"

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

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

    Pros

    Organized workplace, efficient and easy communication between staff and management, consistent schedule.

    Cons

    No tips, call outs by coworkers tend to be during finals and negatively impact work due to team work oriented tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Having more on-call staff during exams would be helpful.


  4. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Seattle, WA

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved working here-- great camaraderie and beautiful setting

    Cons

    Sometimes they are too busy!

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job!


  5. "Orientation Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most enjoyable summer of my life. If you love working with people and with other high achieving UW Students, this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Highly competitive as they're looking for very specific qualities from applicants. You'll feel the constant pressure to conform to their incredibly rigid "camp counselor" culture. If you don't align yourself with the liberal arts, safe space personality, you will burn out quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time pushing for over the top conformity and just let the OLs be individuals. Chances are there is an incoming student who will identify with that and be further drawn to participate in the University once they're a full-time student.


  6. "Assistant Cataloger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, friendly staffs and welcoming environment

    Cons

    part-time job so salary is minimum wage and working hours are rather low


  7. "A good, but large a bureaucratic organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Plenty of benefits, high job security, part of a world class institution

    Cons

    Bureaucracy leaves much to be desired, low flexibility, long-time career employees can be set in their ways

  8. "Standard public sector employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, innovative research, good support system outside of lab

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry. Bureaucratic and slow to get things done at times.


  9. "UW - Genome sciences"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong and creative academic institution

    Cons

    High cost of living in Seattle area


  10. "Extra Curricular UW project based on SpaceX competition"

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    Current Employee - Composites and Manufacturing Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Composites and Manufacturing Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Applying knowledge you learn in class on real-world problems

    Cons

    heavy hours and no con unless you really care about getting paid as an undergrad

    Advice to Management

    Lots of learning ahead and a challenging fun environment to make the most of


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