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Updated March 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance is nearly non-existent (in 14 reviews)

  • There seems to be an organizational lack of motivation towards high performance as compared to private sector organizations (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent department, supportive supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    direct interaction with students makes it worthwhle

    Cons

    Some tension between faculty and staff


  2. "I love the UW!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked as a student teacher's assistant by invitation- it was a perfect part time job and provided flexible hours, a relationship-based community, and fair pay. Also, I was able to work in one of the best universities!

    Cons

    In midterms and finals, especially as a student myself, this job can feel quite busy and you might feel stressed managing so many things at once. Also, you are capped at a certain amount of hours.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any specific advice- I found my professor to be well-versed in the trade, supportive and willing to help, and passionate and dedicated to the company. While I have had no interaction with them, I feel as though the leaders in the UW as a whole are too concerned with political agendas.


  3. "Application Reviewer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Applications Reviewer in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Applications Reviewer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Washington as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits & Great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in staffing among competitive academic programs

    Advice to Management

    Develop effective diversity recruitment efforts


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  5. "Housing and Food services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Campus job - easy to get to from class, flexible schedule, good pay.

    Cons

    management issues, sometimes stressful work load


  6. "Classified Program Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Health Benefits
    Plenty of paid holiday's and vacation time
    Willing to help learn other jobs

    Cons

    Hard to keep track of pay scale since a Union job
    Lack of upward mobility


  7. "Facilities Project Architect"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Project Architect in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Facilities Project Architect in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Beautiful Campus.

    Cons

    Pay somewhat below private sector.


  8. "University of Washington - Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for full or part-time and diverse positions for faculty and staff. Beautiful atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very large campus, expensive parking, crowded at times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to streamline and update existing systems.


  9. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large organization with impact and a socially progressive mission.

    Cons

    Little accountability around staff performance. Inflexible policies regarding working remotely, alternative work schedules, etc. No paid maternity leave.


  10. "Employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Fellow in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great prospects, high-profile projects, state-of-the-art techniques

    Cons

    Long hours, extensive troubleshooting, competition, review

    Advice to Management

    More personal support


  11. "Student Assistant at University of Washington Medical Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule if you are a student. Good customer service experience while going to college. Developed great sales and a little management skills.

    Cons

    Parking is horrible if you want to drive to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work and keep doing a good job managing students.



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