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Updated February 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours and they tried to find extra work for me when I needed it (in 17 reviews)

  • WSU is a great place to work for many reasons (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Pullman is a small town (not WSU's fault) so living here can get boring at times (in 16 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. "Good and Not So Good.."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Employee tuition waiver
    Great coworkers
    Location

    Cons

    Not on permanent employment
    Salary is awful

    Advice to Management

    I think they should have at least a 2% raise for employees (stop shoveling money into paying the football coach's salary) to compensate for inflation etc. They should also have more permanent employees and get off of a annual renewal.


  2. "General Motors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Swartz Creek, MI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Swartz Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits, pay, vacation package , the way management takes care of your concerns, sick pay, workmanship compensation, lots of hours but the work is really easy! I loved working at General Motors!

    Cons

    It was hot and too much gossip , there was certain people that didn't want the fans on, today I wouldn't be able to do it because I have a bad back and an autistic son..

    Advice to Management

    Upper management , it would be really nice to look out for little people like my self that need people like you! All the big wigs took care of me when ever there was a crisis


  3. "Extension Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, great community to work with.

    Cons

    Some things such as getting hired can take a while to go through the system.


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  5. "WSU"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule around class times

    Cons

    Not enough direction or guidance


  6. "Professor of Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice work environment, good colleagues

    Cons

    A lot of administrative bloat


  7. "PhD Student Researcher in Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    The city of Pullman is a great place to live, with a small town feel, good bus system, four seasons, and access to outdoor recreation within driving distance. The research activity in engineering is fairly high so I have had the ability to be funded mostly by research assistantship and have been successful in publishing.

    Cons

    Many of the graduate level courses in my department are 400/500 hybrids so the content might not be as advanced as straight 500 level courses.


  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Lots of people to help you out and very kind people

    Cons

    Not many people are hired


  9. "Great for student employment!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and versatile.

    Cons

    The workload can be time-consuming.


  10. "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Pullman, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Environment, good people, and good hours

    Cons

    Occasionally can be very slow progress


  11. "Teacher's Assistant at Washington State University"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -If you work evening care (5:30pm-9:30pm, M-TH) you get free dinner
    -Most teachers working there are highly qualified
    -WhentoWork.com is used to schedule hours, and is very easy to use, allows you to pick up shifts/trade shifts very easily
    -Kids are very cute, and the center is an easygoing, casual workplace

    Cons

    -The management team can be overbearing
    -Some teachers do not have proper degrees to be teaching, (EX: one of their preschool teachers has a B.A. in philosophy. No training in teaching, human development, or even a teaching certificate. She is a lovely teacher however)
    -You are only allowed 20 hours each week
    -You are not trained in emergency situation procedures if you are student staff

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to understand employees are students first, and childcare workers second. Management also needs to stop shifting policies left and right without regard for student's schedules.



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