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Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • Low salary and limited compensation (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Research Facility"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great research facility with interdepartmental collaboration.

    Cons

    Very little that are not serious or major issues.


  2. "Learning while Earning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to review the material and understand it in more depth.

    Cons

    You may need to host office hours at night or at times you don't normally want to be at school.

  3. "Friendly Environment"

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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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Friendly co-workers. Good insurance.

    Cons

    Tiny society. Everyone knows each other. Also, low efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    HR should be more professional.


  4. "Solid employer"

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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, strong university to work for. So large and decentralized that I hardly knew anyone outside of the research lab I worked in. Difficult to work in a grant dependent position, but that's typical of research positions. Great benefits and I enjoyed the academic environment! The medical campus is a great location within the city.

    Cons

    I had no idea what leadership in the university was doing. The pay was low, but I loved the work environment.


  5. "Undergraduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great way to help students who are taking classes that you have already taken.
    Straightforward, and depending on the class, laidback.

    Cons

    Remember, being a TA is similar to taking another class so you have to budget time for it.


  6. "Faculty Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Stable business.

    Cons

    Hours. Commute. Parking. Culture is very biased.


  7. "Awesome Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Communications Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Communications Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my humble opinion Washington University is a phenomenal place to work. I am very pleased with the atmosphere, my co-workers, and managers. I can't say enough good things about the benefits the university provides.

    Cons

    I only have only found a few minor issues but nothing to speak of.

  8. "Good for Undergrads!"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great faculty and administration that genuinely care about helping you grow

    Cons

    While it is a part time job to do research, the pay isn't anything amazing


  9. "Good overall, but student PI relations can be mixed"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues, ample research funding, fun free activities in Forest Park and downtown,

    Cons

    Many PIs treat students terribly, but because they bring in funding the administration looks the other way. School changes its mind whether graduate students are students or employees depending which is more convenient for the administration at that point.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on ensuring that students are treated well, and the long hours worked will likely be more productive.


  10. "Certified Coder"

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    Former Employee - Certified Professional Coder in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Certified Professional Coder in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great institution of learning, great benefits.

    Cons

    Slow to embrace change to enhance the office work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Become more sensitive to employee needs.


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