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Updated April 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. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

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

    Pros

    Great research team and advisor

    Cons

    It is better to bring more funds for the research teams


  2. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Good Experience for a college student

    Cons

    No other employees at the workplace

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment and friendly people. Less living expense.

    Cons

    Not too many entertainments. Bad position.


  4. "WSU Catering"

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    Former Employee - Student Manager in Pullman, WA
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Pullman, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people, free food and once you’ve been there awhile and can prove you know what you’re doing, you get a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    Pay, hours are random, working alone or late at night sometimes was hard with a full class schedule


  5. "Good beneifts and work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Director in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Pullman, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good relationships, clear vision, good outlook

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for moving up quickly

    Advice to Management

    Things are OK. No advice to give.


  6. "Chemical Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Research based department!
    Not many courses!

    Cons

    Not a friendly environment for international students.


  7. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    ABET accredited. Good engineering program

    Cons

    Most professors are here only to conduct research

  8. "Good Place for Higher Ed Job Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great college town, plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    Higher ed politics, lack of comraderie in certain departments.


  9. "Okay environment, but pay is not competitive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; town is very quiet.

    Cons

    Pay scale is not competitive compared to other WA public higher-ed institutions


  10. "Graduate Student Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great teaching opportunity and allowed me to hone some skills for classroom management. Time commitment was reasonable as it was for an upper division biochemistry course. Overall, was a great experience that allowed me to further my research in addition to teaching.

    Cons

    This is a graduate student teaching assistantship. This does not pay well, as it covers for your stipend and tuition. It will take time away from your research so keep that in mind if you have poor time management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Great job getting TA-ships to students that require them. If there could be more training time for first time student teachers it would help both the graduate students and undergraduates.


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