University of Washington Reviews

Updated February 9, 2016
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  1. "Great student job"

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

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    A close relation with group members; improve communication skills and leadership; help students with their courses will definitely solidify your own knowledge

    Cons

    the time for working is too late, aroung 7pm to 12 am. Sometimes students clustered and the work will become more busy than you expected.


  2. "Language Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Language Instructor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Language Instructor in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great institution with excellent structure and organization.

    Cons

    Currently difficulties in finding job opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication among colleagues and departments.


  3. "Waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    help to make friends. help you to get ssn

    Cons

    low paid. heavy volume. unfriendly supervisor

    Advice to Management

    increase wage


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  5. "Grad student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    The location is great and the benefits are nice

    Cons

    They constantly increase student fees which chew into your already meager salary (based on Seattle cost of living)

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay


  6. "Research staff at UW"

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated employees, generous vacation benefits (for the U.S.), flexible schedule (depending on the job), good health coverage and retirement benefits. UW supports bike commuting and public transit with special events and perks.

    Cons

    A lot of academics could use more management training. Project management expertise is lacking in many units. Some units make up for management failures by working long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend existing professional development classes for all managers and waive the training fee.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Nice campus. Good benefits. World class research environment. Lots of interesting programs, clubs, and activities you can participate in. Good location. Has exercise facilities. Lots of life and career guidance programs.

    Cons

    Administration seems to be over eager to penalize. They often went straight to threats and penalties out of proportion to the issue instead of asking nicely first. For example, an admin locked down my computer account until I resolved an issue that turned out to be due to the admin's confusion on a minor point in a form. (When I contacted the admin, the admin said there wasn't anything wrong and unlocked my account.) On an unrelated note, an administrator seemed to have made some weird assumptions about me. She kept being irritated and seemed to think I didn't know English, even though I am a native English speaker. Overall I got the impression the administration is unfriendly.

    Advice to Management

    The management should hold off jumping to conclusions and punishment. Although it is certainly efficient to start off playing hard ball, it made me think badly of the administration.


  8. "Financial Analyst"

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

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Good team Good supervisors Not just work but learn

    Cons

    Salary Cannot transit to a full-time employee


  9. "School of Music Advising Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Advisor Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Advisor Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The School of Music is a small department, so working for the Advising Office gave me the change to know nearly all of the student body, and I had the opportunity to consult the advisor about my student status whenever it was convenient.

    Cons

    There is no window in the front advising office


  10. "Best Place to work in the State of Washington"

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    Current Employee - Assistant to the Chair in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant to the Chair 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

    Great benefits, amazing opportunities for advancement, real sense of community and contributing to the greater good and betterment of the world.

    Cons

    Major enterprises don't always turn on a dime, however the individualized aspects of different areas makes them all unique.

    Advice to Management

    Keep identifying top performers and excellent leaders and continue to promote from within.


  11. "CLUE tutor"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    It's a overall good working environment - Everyone's nice and helpful. The hours are also flexible if you can't show up for your shift and is able to find someone to cover for you.

    Cons

    It's 7pm to 12:00am on a weekday, so you can be exhausted after work. It's on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall, so sometimes it gets noisy.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe instead of tutors shouting out each student's name, come up with a better/quieter way?



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