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Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment with people of all kinds (in 24 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. "Classified"

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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 University!!! Awesome school spirit!

    Cons

    Long commute for the job


  2. "So Far so good"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Pullman, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Vacation and sick leave are generous
    Staff is friendly
    Lots of free training
    Paid Holidays

    Cons

    Faculty can be horrible to deal with
    Salary is minimal

  3. "Undergrad plant pathology research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Great people; Flexible schedule; Fun work

    Cons

    Not many hours but mainly because it was a student job


  4. "Multicultural Student Services"

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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

    Working for the MSS department at WSU was amazing. They prepare you for many interviewing, being the interviewer, and self-confidence. They become a family to you. It great way to get recommendations. I will say to always try to work for your school. They work with your schedule. Give you time during finals and mid-terms. They help you develop on areas you feel need work.

    Cons

    It depends on the person and if you fit the position.


  5. "I liked working as a graduate assistant at WSU"

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    Former Employee - ADCAPS Graduate Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Former Employee - ADCAPS Graduate Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a very collaborative environment. As a graduate student, I felt that I had a voice when sharing ideas with my supervisor. I also felt supported while working in this position.

    Cons

    The workload at times was stressful. However, as the year went on it became easier to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    I think they overall provided well for their graduate assistants.


  6. "Friendly university"

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    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate in Pullman, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly teaching and learning environment. Quiet and safe place for research.

    Cons

    Too small to have the opportunity to communicate with big companies.


  7. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Recommends

    I worked at Washington State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    everyone I worked with was friendly and my position was pretty flexible

    Cons

    There weren't really cons. I enjoyed my time there.

  8. "Sports Science Laboratory"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, fun work environment, interesting work material.

    Cons

    There are no draw backs to working here.

    Advice to Management

    None at all


  9. "Past employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Stability and working with faculty, staff and students

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics.


  10. "Administrative Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    WSU Extension is a network of professionals with a desire to make a difference in communities across Washington state. That is what you do, you make a difference! I met some of the greatest professionals and enjoyed being the hand of the University into the community I served.

    Cons

    WSU Extension lacks organizational structure, policies, and procedures. Because of this, Extension professionals suffer from burnout, an imbalance of work/family life, and job expectations that are out of control and extremely unhealthy. Also, there is a lack of training and support for Administrative Professionals and too big of a focus on Faculty and tenure promotion.

    Advice to Management

    A lack of policies and procedures is cause for more work across each county.
     Create policies and procedures so that Extension runs smoothly and make the effort to connect departments within Extension and Campuses. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement and promotion for Faculty members, but not enough for the backbone of programming, the Administrative Professionals. In fact, APs are treated like they have less credibility and fewer skills.


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