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Updated November 17, 2017
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  • Depending on your department, work-life balance can be difficult to maintain (in 17 reviews)

  • No benefits since I was part time (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    Former Intern - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staffs are sweet and nice.

    Cons

    There is a little bit mess at the beginning of quarter.


  2. "Good overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Computer Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, ever-changing environment on campus. Work schedules can be very flexible, generous vacation accrual, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries lower than private industry, changes in the political landscape can have great and immediate impact on funding sources.

  3. "Assistant Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great staff to work with. Really care about the students.

    Cons

    Departments can be very siloed. A lot of red tape.


  4. "Front desk"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Front Desk in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    very easy, any one can do it

    Cons

    no complaints, everything was good


  5. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Student in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The University of Washington is a good school! I love the professors and faculty there.

    Cons

    It is not easy to seek for resources in here. You need to coordinate with a lot of different school department in order to make a successful event.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the student is important. Students need a lot more support from the school than anyone else.


  6. "Assistant coordinator SYP"

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

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

    Pros

    Great communication between staff and management. Great program structure.

    Cons

    None that I can think of to be honest.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Excellent Employer - I've been here 17 years and I'm lovin' it !"

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

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Superb health benefits, beautiful campus, good managers, reasonable workload, good pay level, excellent (private) office space, quick and easy commute by bus, free classes for employees, sweet retirement bennies, free on-site retirement planning. Oh, and I also love the libraries. We pursue knowledge, research, and the public good every day, and no O/T is required.

    Cons

    some mainframe (legacy) software needs updating.

    Advice to Management

    none. Keep up the good work. Go Huskies ! woof-woof.

  8. "Student Center Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Student Center Coordinator in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Student Center Coordinator in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible Work Schedule along with academic course load
    -Decent Pay for Student Job
    -Great Environment/Team

    Cons

    -No Health benefits for student workers


  9. "University of Washington"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are wonderful, lots of time off, in my positions, lots of flexibility for schedules and working from home. The University is so big, if you get bored with your job , you can change jobs and not leave the University!

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, treat them well, or they may move on


  10. "Laboratory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Research Laboratory Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Laboratory Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture, people and working environment.

    Cons

    Compensation and merit raises are below average and when times are tough there are no annual increases.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep people you need to pay more to keep up with the high cost of living in Seattle.


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