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Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

Updated June 20, 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 101 reviews)

  • "They are beginning to allow people to work from home which is better for work/life balance" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Their family leave policy is something to be desired considering all the other work life balance/ family benefits they offer" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Extremely Low Pay for what your doing" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

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

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Holidays off, no nights or weekends

    Cons

    PRN not eligible for benefits


  2. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Helping with groundbreaking research is very rewarding

    Cons

    Can be a high stress job

  3. "Good place but has limits"

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    Current Employee - Physician, Hospitalist
    Current Employee - Physician, Hospitalist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities in a medium sized town

    Cons

    Not as easy for diverse people to make it to the top


  4. "Standard post doc position and pay"

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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

    Freedom of hours and flexibility in hours

    Cons

    Low pay for PhD level work


  5. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding medical campus and world-class research
    Collaborative, challenging environment
    Chance to meet great minds from all over the world

    Cons

    Pay is relatively low, but that is universally true for postdocs


  6. "great university"

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

    Pros

    super considerate to students; work hard on creating opportunities for students

    Cons

    location is not very good for job hunting


  7. "Great place for graduate school"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent research, outstanding faculty, lots of sources of mentoring. Truly a great place for graduate education.

    Cons

    Other than the excellent cost of living, Wash U is pretty much the only great thing about St. Louis

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very racially divided, do not prefer to promote from within in the research divisions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The institution as a whole attempt to promote diversity through very small programs. They have green initiatives. Parking is terrible (my spot was 0.6 mi away). However, they offer free train card.

    Cons

    The long-standing white, affluent males are very racist (and this is coming from someone with white privilege).


  9. "Great institution to work for and study at."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The staff and faculty at Washington University are committed and intelligent people, and pleasant to work with. I worked part-time in multiple university departments while I was a student there, and had only good experiences. I felt respected and felt like my co-workers were actively helping me learn new skills.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement without an advanced degree, but that's to be expected in a university environment.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the hiring and compensation process.


  10. "Visual Resource Center"

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, amazing management

    Cons

    No windows in the office


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