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Washington State University Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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  • "in small town far from large cities" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Limited full-time teaching opportunities for non-doctoral job candidates" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Postdoc"

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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

    Excellent group of scientists in the area of Plant breeding, genetics, genomics, and molecular biology.

    Cons

    Needs more connections with the industry.


  2. "Research technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. nice people. enjoying it.

    Cons

    ...Pretty nice place to work if you are also schooling

    Advice to Management

    Better communication

  3. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work, good health care with vision and dental.

    Cons

    phd students have poor work life balance but I guess that’s expected


  4. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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

    I worked at Washington State University part-time

    Pros

    Comfortable workload, high levels of support, decent stipend for cost of living, very friendly colleagues and instructors, decent benefits

    Cons

    Restricted freedom of how TAs run labs.


  5. "Middle of the road.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Bad compensation - not allowing any merit raises during budget reform (unless you're in athletics)
    Small college towns - most people are here for a degree and then leave


  6. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Richland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work time is flexible.

    Cons

    The pay is very low.


  7. "WSU"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    very good life- work balance

    Cons

    Not in touch with industry

  8. "University Recreation"

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    Current Employee - Challenge Facilitator in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Challenge Facilitator in Pullman, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexibility for student employees, great co-workers and team environment, professional development funding to attend relevant trainings or conferences

    Cons

    Some of the positions are somewhat seasonal (such as Challenge Facilitator or Adventure Facilitator) so it can be tough to get enough hours in winter.


  9. "Washington State University Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Location is good and the campus is beautiful

    Cons

    Salary is big a concern.


  10. "grad student review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State University full-time

    Pros

    Small campus with supportive faculty. Near Portland.

    Cons

    Course offerings can be scant

    Advice to Management

    Increase grad student stipend. It is incredibly difficult to make end's meet.