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University of Washington Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • The University of Washington has an excellent culture and work life balance (in 99 reviews)

  • Great benefits, nice to be a part of a big institution (in 105 reviews)

Cons
  • Depending on your department, work-life balance can be difficult to maintain (in 15 reviews)

  • Pay somewhat below private sector (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "outstanding place to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    it is avery good place to start your career

    Cons

    some of the academic rules are not flexible


  2. "Assistant Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant 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

    The department I'm in offers a flexible schedule. Overall, the UW is a friendly and progressive place and offers good benefits (matching 401K for professional staff).

    Cons

    Parking is terrible and expensive. A parking pass is $150/month. If you have access to the light rail, it's a great way to commute. The UPASS is $80/quarter.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "easy place to work, not much else to it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's easy to work here
    team is laid back
    casual environment

    Cons

    not a lot of perks or benefits
    very quiet office environment


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  5. "Student Assistant UW-IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love working for UW-IT. My coworkers are all really nice and really push me to learn new skills. I like the diversity of work I get and the challenges I am faced with each week. :)

    Cons

    The only con is the offices are pretty much just cubicles. Not the most inspiring, but the views from our buildings are great!


  6. "Flagship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program/Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program/Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, forward-thinking administration, great colleagues

    Cons

    Salaries and decision making driven by state legislature


  7. "University of Washington Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very beautiful campus, very diverse student body. The buildings are very pleasant, and very clean. The location is great.

    Cons

    My office does not have a window, so that could be improved. Also, bicycles get stolen .


  8. "Most Rewarding Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in University, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in University, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -> Amazing and very friendly coworkers.
    -> very understanding managers; at times of personal struggle, they are there to part you and share part of them with you. Emotionally support you, too!!

    Cons

    -> You have to ask for what You need.


  9. "Great Work Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of people to work with, amazing connections to others across campus, caring employers.

    Cons

    It can feel large working at a University.


  10. "lacks adventure but steady and friendly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee and spouse benefits for discounted transportation, education, and gym subscription.
    Understanding and inclusive staff.
    Passionate people with ambitious goals.

    Cons

    You may question the qualifications of some of your coworkers.


  11. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited public transportation with 50 dollars/month. A tuition exempt benefit for UW employees who take classes at UW or other contracted colleges.

    Cons

    medical plan is not so good.


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