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Updated February 15, 2018
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Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton
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Pros
  • Worked for medical dept of wash u had great benefits (in 99 reviews)

  • They are beginning to allow people to work from home which is better for work/life balance (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary and limited compensation (in 20 reviews)

  • There is no room for advancement (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time

    Pros

    You are working around lots of talented people.

    Cons

    The city itself is not interesting as other metro cities.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Sometimes it's a little bit hard to communicate and collaborate with supervisors

  3. "Great University!"

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    Current Employee - Research Scholar in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Research Scholar in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, high qualified students, high quality resources.

    Cons

    Always something under construction on campus.


  4. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Teachers, staff, and campus

    Cons

    Expensive, as per usual for higher ed


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis full-time

    Pros

    Good research environment. Great lab facilities, the stipend is competitive .

    Cons

    Mostly none that I can think of.


  6. "No room to grow"

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    Current Employee - CRC in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - CRC in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, and health care

    Cons

    No room for growth internally


  7. "Good school, good work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis part-time

    Pros

    Get exposed to different people from different cultural background

    Cons

    Job options are limited, inevitably

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, lol, even students deserve the right to be paid more paying more effort.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis part-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment and cutting- the- edge research

    Cons

    The pay is not high.


  9. "Your experience depends on what department you work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and "creature comforts" such a gyms, on campus restaurants and coffee shops

    Cons

    Very decentralized--resulting in little "fiefdoms" which are run different ways and have different rules that apply to them; very little opportunity for growth or promotion, especially for minorities; lots of mistrust of management and fellow employees

    Advice to Management

    Rebuild trust among employees; make sure that the rules apply to everyone


  10. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis full-time

    Pros

    Worked for medical dept of wash u had great benefits

    Cons

    Dept was structured like high school very catty

    Advice to Management

    Reduce cliques


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