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  • "Benefits were good and strong(in 523 reviews)
  • "Great people work there and the University education mission is important.(in 271 reviews)
  • "Hours are flexible and you are still in a college atmosphere (pro or con).(in 165 reviews)
  • "The campus is beautiful and busing into work is a cinch from most any part of the city.(in 156 reviews)
  • "Not too time consuming and good work/life balance(in 116 reviews)
  • "Low pay and you get to work with (some individuals) who practically can't be fired (union).(in 313 reviews)
  • "Low salaries Work setting at times was inconvenient(in 209 reviews)
  • "year due to the stress of the job and poor management(in 90 reviews)
  • "Funding for teaching assistants and benefits is at risk as management seeks to cut costs; grad student experience varies based on department/program; parking is expensive(in 68 reviews)
  • "Managers always say we need to 'run like a business' but most of the managers have zero experience in the private sector(in 35 reviews)

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Updated Oct 3, 2023

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    1. 4.0
      Aug 19, 2021
      Assistant Professor
      Current Employee, more than 5 years
      Seattle, WA
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Love my colleagues and the rich research environment. I have many collaborators that I enjoy working with. Great health care, retirement, and other benefits to employees.


      Compensation is much lower than if I worked in the private/community sector. Also lower compared to similar institutions given the extremely high cost of living in Seattle. Leadership has been disappointing amidst the need to improve salaries and improve equity, diversity, and inclusion within our department.

      1. 4.0
        Oct 4, 2016
        Current Employee, more than 10 years
        Seattle, WA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Great mission to work for


        Low wages that do not hand in hand with the raising in the cost of living.

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      I had an interview this afternoon for a customer service position in a call center. The ad was very vague to begin with and at the end of it I felt like I really didn't know anything more about the job. When I asked about the starting pay, which was not published in the ad, they looked incredulous (they were doing on-the-spot hiring today) and then asked me "What's your range?" And only responded with "I think we could meet that." And still never gave me a straight answer. Is this a red flag?


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      I did my initial interview with a “better established” startup and they said the interview process is 5 interviews. 3 technical then 1 interview with the CEO then another technical interview. Idk about you but that seems like a lot of interviews and they said they want to do it as fast as possible in a short time span. Is this a normal amount of interviews? Is this a red flag? For a full stack software position 4-5 years exp how much salary should be the norm in a hcol area?


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      Is it unprofessional to attend a Zoom interview from within your car? I am currently employed and just landed an interview for tomorrow. It is a virtual interview over Zoom. Should I try to find somewhere besides my car for the interview? I don't know that I could but wanted to get yalls thoughts on this.


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