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Updated October 18, 2018
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  • "low salary based on how much you work" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Bad management, no work-life balance, extremely low paying" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good teachers to work with

    Cons

    There is a lot of work during finals


  2. "Review of an Undergraduate student at the universty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Undergraduate students are given lots of support to find research and the community is also very helpful

    Cons

    Undergraduate students may feel loos in this large public university

    Advice to Management

    Undergraduate students could be asked to check in with their advisors regularly

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good mentorship opportunity

    Cons

    I have had no complaints


  4. "Great job for a student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    help other students and study during slow periods

    Cons

    you have to help people with their homework


  5. "Graduate teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Teach students with diverse background

    Cons

    The workload is quite high.


  6. "How to have fun while being poor."

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    freedom, good benefits, friendly environment

    Cons

    low salary, poor HR support

    Advice to Management

    Slow spending on fancy buildings, ad campaigns, administration, and pay the people working in teaching and research what they are worth.

    Individual labs have successfully gained the funds (grants or contracts) to pay well, and are blocked from doing so by HR raise freeze policies. That is NOT university money, but the lab's individual grant money. The amazing people working here are fun to work with, but the conditions under which they try to accomplish research and teaching are not particularly supportive. The response to recent unionizing of graduate students and postdocs has been hostile and combative. A change of title or pay rate takes half a year to get thru HR, even with full supervisor support. Fortunately, my supervisor is 100% supportive, and will fight for me, but the process has been/continues to be agonizing.

    Shame on you UW, you can do better.


  7. "Wonderful School"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly respected institution, highest rating for sustainability, Northwest heritage. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Gender inequity in compensation and pay grades. State-run, large institution is slow to affect change.

    Advice to Management

    There are pockets of gender discrimination within the professional schools. Please find and address these issues.

  8. "Dining Staff"

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

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Easy to get. Does not require skill

    Cons

    Tiring. Time consuming if you do not have time


  9. "Student jobs aren't great"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of the fellow employees are great people, but management of basically any HFS position is really awful.

    Cons

    Pay is usually around minimum wage, and management of most locations isn't open to suggestions or listening to what you have to say.

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable


  10. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

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

    Pros

    - Competitive Salary
    - A lot of Vacation Time

    Cons

    - Things move slowly
    - Poor communication with management


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