Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

Updated February 12, 2016
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Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton
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  • low salary, some faculties are very old (in 18 reviews)

  • Job is so demanding it makes it tough to enjoy a work/life balance sometimes (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Director"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    4 weeks paid time off plus 8 paid days off; tuition benefits

    Cons

    lower salary than comparable corporate job


  2. "House Manager and Teacher Assisstant"

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    Current Employee - LIfe Guard in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - LIfe Guard in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with hours to help manage education with a job.

    Cons

    Complicated System of recording hours worked online


  3. "outside contractors are more valued"

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    Former Employee - Food Service in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Food Service in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    pretty campus, smart people in vicinity

    Cons

    backbiting co-workers, low salary, horrible parking.


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  5. "Excellent Place to Work"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been working at Washington University for 3 years. This has been an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    Currently I have not experienced any downsides to working at WU.


  6. "Started out great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exciting research. Mostly great benefits. Work/life balance was ok. Good opportunity to interact with other researchers.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance or transfer to another department. Department was very cliquey. Didn't feel like environment was very inclusive. Sometimes work load could be very high.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management need better training. Could use better feedback from supervisors regarding job performance.


  7. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Health Insurance plan and many research resources.

    Cons

    Administrators have low standard for undergraduate students. Serious grade inflation.


  8. "Review"

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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

    Historically has been a great culture.

    Cons

    Organization is going through significant change at the moment.


  9. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work & family Life balance and a great place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is so low that it hurts....


  10. "Research Patient Coordinator"

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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

    Autonomy and involved in interesting projects.

    Cons

    Each department is relatively small, thus get to meet less people or at least don't get to meet people in other departments.


  11. "Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good place to work, tuition benefit is great

    Cons

    No room for real growth in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    decide upon a vision for research and grow your employees accordingly



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