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Updated July 16, 2018
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  • "in small town far from large cities" (in 25 reviews)

  • "If employed for a temporary full-time position don't expect to feel important to the cause of your research" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Instructional Technology Assistant II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Relaxed but professional environment.

    Cons

    None. Amazing place to work at.


  2. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy hours, fun students, enjoyable work

    Cons

    on call often, lots of emails

  3. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Good practice to teach students.

    Cons

    Time consuming so need to manage time wisely.


  4. "Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    -Provided training in critical reading, facilitated the process of composing academic forms of writing within various modes and genres, and aided students in computer literacy
    -Successfully balanced student work-load with teaching work-load
    -Improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing exercises and peer review sessions
    -Collaborated with a team of faculty at weekly meeting and actively contributed new ideas on teaching
    -Conducted interactive discussions on a weekly basis with 20 students and assisting them through question clarification

    Cons

    Require sufficient time management skills


  5. "WSU Instructors Enjoy Autonomy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed a lot of autonomy; wrote my own syllabi, curriculum, and lesson plans. Never had anyone looking over my shoulder or surveilling my courses. My student evaluations spoke for themselves.

    Cons

    Washington State University devalues the humanities in contrast with STEM fields.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Looks good on paper. Reality: a f*ing nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Student Services in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Student Services in Richland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name recognition. Doesn’t it sound cool to BE a Coug?

    Cons

    If you don’t look or act like the people who already work here, you will be pushed out. Blatant discriminatory practices and culture. It is eastern Washington, but come on, this is 2018. Do a request to see how many EO complaints have been made .. in the past year.

    Outside of the incestuous hiring and toxic environment, you should know there are some identity issues throughout the system. Resources are not equal across the campuses (regional), and students are the ones who suffer most. There is a somewhat, “nose in the air” sense from those who work at the all-mighty main branch. The peasants associated with any of the system locations (especially ones where revenue doesn’t flow directly back to Pullman) are treated as such.

    Good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Actually hold people accountable. It might help shift culture in a positive direction.


  7. "Computational Scientist"

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

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Very pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    Salary lower than in industry.

  8. "Great job for students"

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

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

    Pros

    Really flexible hours, understanding of school priorities

    Cons

    The training could be better and a little more consistent.

    Advice to Management

    consistency


  9. "WSU review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Its a small quite town that you can focus on your work.

    Cons

    Its located in a remote area.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Positive. Always a lot of work. Implementing new technologies."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pullman, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Implement new projects and learn new technologies.

    Cons

    Politics. Under staffed. More maintenance than I would like. No structure to advance. Some employees are unable to learn new technologies and always rely on other employees to complete their work. Management does not seem to care or do anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees learn to do their own work and if they are unable to pick up new tasks, give the harder tasks to employees that can learn any technology.
    Provide a structure for employees to advance.


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