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Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment with people of all kinds (in 23 reviews)

  • excellent pay in an city with a very low cost of living (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • in small town far from large cities (in 21 reviews)

  • You would have some disadvantages find internships elsewhere as Pullman is in the middle of nowhere (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    The faculty and students are a delight

    Cons

    They live in UW's shadow and are isolated in Pullman.

    Advice to Management

    Greater emphasis on research productivity will, in my estimation, diminish teaching quality.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, time off, easy to find a position

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at WSU as a student.

  3. "WSU Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good salary, excellent coworkers

    Cons

    Little interaction with senior management, priorities not are not discussed.


  4. "Research Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Peaceful place, have perfect scene, low living cost, strong in economic, especially agri econ

    Cons

    Too boring, ranking is not high, do not have many store and malls.

    Advice to Management

    invest more on hiring famous prof. invest more on phd cultivating, increase stipend to let better phd students apply wsu


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A friendly environment and caring, interested in the success of students.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Communication helps give proper direction.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with students will be helpful


  6. "Nice people, financial woes"

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    Current Employee - Facilities in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Facilities in Pullman, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, very pleasant environment. Super benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership at upper management level spent too many years in a bureaucracy. They need new blood from the private sector. Typical Higher Education environment, inflated egos and inability to budget their resources. Major financial problems across the entire WSU system.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to run this place like a business and maybe things will turn around.


  7. "Chem TA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Good work, easy and fun working with students

    Cons

    Students can be frustrating and work can be tedious.

  8. "Food Service Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Good management, easy to communicate issues. Willing to work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work environment is stressful. Required to work during some football games.


  9. "Graduate Teaching Assistant at Washington State University"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaching the undergrad courses is an excellent way to brush up on the simpler concepts while you are taking graduate courses.

    Cons

    Limited and overpriced parking, somewhat mitigated by excellent bus service if residence is near the bus routes; reduced service in summer can be problematic.


  10. "Grad Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Great people working there. Good collaborative environment.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.


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