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University of Washington Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • The University of Washington has an excellent culture and work life balance (in 101 reviews)

  • It was a great work environment, my supervisor was very nice so it was easy for me to ask for help if needed (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. "Resident/Fellow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rigorous education
    Exceptional attendings
    Good case mix

    Cons

    Not friendly to international graduates
    Noncollegial work environment
    Lack of attendings' support
    Limited mentorship and guidance

    Advice to Management

    Increase diversity among residents and fellows
    Recruit attendings that can be role models for collegial relationships with other attendings, residents and fellows


  2. "RA/TA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TA/RA in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - TA/RA in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some smart students and advisors doing some good science.

    Cons

    Unprofessional work environment with poor communication.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make communication more open. Try to correct behavior of advisors and staff who generate student complaints instead of just ignoring concerns. Students are temporary but they are the backbone of the department.

  3. "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


  4. "Flagship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. "Student Assistant UW-IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "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 .


  7. "Great Work Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8. "Most Rewarding Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 place for graduate school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, sharing space with world-class researchers, located in a major tech hub (Seattle).

    Cons

    Success as a graduate student is extremely dependent on your ability to self-motivate, politics in departments, funding concerns.


  10. "Sr. Graduate Program Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Academic Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Graduate Academic Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to stick around
    good vacation/sick leave accural & rollover
    mostly good benefits
    encourage good work/life balance
    company proud to work for
    advancement possible

    Cons

    No paid maternity leave
    Exhaust sick/vacation leave for maternity
    tuition exemption opportunities dwindling

    Advice to Management

    Start offering paid maternity leave
    make easier for employees to get more education


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