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University of Washington Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
647 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is pretty good; vacation and sick leave good (in 44 reviews)

  • There is also the opportunity to take UW classes and of course the great benefits (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • low salary, not easy to commute, living cost is expensive, campus is not very safe (in 18 reviews)

  • Do not expect the sort of salary increases that the private sector offers (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Aim for the libraries - easiest job for choosing your own hours.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    Flexibility, low expectations, easy scheduling, understanding of school work and tests

    Cons

    Many minimum wage jobs with tedious tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand student limitations and hire more workers if needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good org to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    Solid benefits, good people, overall a good organization to work for. Not a lot of room for growth as turnover is low

    Cons

    Low turnover do not a huge opportunity for growth. Lots of lifers at UW since it's an ease pace and good benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work experience depends on department

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    Former Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    * Stellar benefits
    * Great work environment if you're in a newer building
    * Awesome public transportation access in several locations

    Cons

    * Lower than average pay
    * Academic environments aren't for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that the local tech scene pays much better. Tech employees are not interns.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Review for UW

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    network, learning about yourself and intended field of study.

    Cons

    Homework and other obvious requirements to be a student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please lower the cost of tuition

  6.  

    BI Developer

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    Current Employee - BI Developer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Nice work life balance
    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    The pace is too slow for me

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty good

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment with tons of collaboration opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours and little pay, though that is typical for a postdoc position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Student Worker in IT - Good hours, great managers, good wage

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Between selecting your own hours (for the most part), a welcoming work environment, and great management, I can't imagine a better on-campus job for Students at UW than the UW IT Service Center .

    Cons

    Though everything about the management of the job and the work environment is great, at it's core it's still answering tech support phone calls and emails which can be a drag. However, when your only complaint about a job is that it's a little boring, that's a good place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a million little annoyances during the day that would be hard to stomp out, and it seems like we never have the time to do so, but it would really help the day to day operations. Also, it's not our department's fault, but a little more cohesiveness within the larger entity of UW-IT would make things a lot easier.

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    Lab Manager for a Large University Lab

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist III in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist III in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a very satisfying occupation. I work with outstanding individuals and my work makes a difference. University benefits are outstanding. Though this occupation I have grown and become very qualified in a variety of skills.

    Cons

    I work on soft money so there is little job insurance and my job will be ending soon.
    Little room for advancement.
    Relatively low pay.
    This occupation is consuming.
    I work 7 days a week and am on call 24 hours a day.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    it is a great experience working at UW.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    There is good community environment.

    Cons

    this is n/a at this time.

  11.  

    A Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Student CES Workshop Facilitator in Tacoma, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Student CES Workshop Facilitator in Tacoma, WA (US)

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    student quarter by quarter employment by appointment

    Cons

    there really were not any challenges, just the hope of receiving training as a facilitator in my discipline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with students who are facilitators so that they are as prepared as they can be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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