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University of Washington Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
627 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is pretty good; vacation and sick leave good (in 43 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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    Marketing Assistant in HFS

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    Former Employee - HFS Marketing Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - HFS Marketing Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at University of Washington part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility in work place, food in the office, team felt like a family.

    Cons

    Lack of direction at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great group of people to work with and be a part of something on the forefront of research was very interesting.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    Great cutting edge research with the opportunity to learn and work as much as you want.

    Cons

    Must put the work in to establish yourself and prove your worth in order to start moving up in this field

    Recommends
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    Student Researcher

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    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at University of Washington part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Academic Setting, Networking, Friendly Environment

    Cons

    Student Worker, little room for growth because I was a student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people, great work, not great salary

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Educational institution so the projects are interesting and always changing. The benefits are excellent and UW contributes to my pension which is great

    Cons

    Salary is not as high as it could be and they put no money into their facilities. Office spaces are always crappy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OK, if you don't mind being a second-class citizen

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, intelligent people to work with.
    Fun to be around so many kids.
    Flexible schedule, informal dress code, great infrastructure to support teaching.

    Cons

    If you aren't faculty, you are lower caste, even if you are teaching a valued, popular class that no one on the faculty is qualified to teach.
    I was hired to provide outreach to the community for possible service relationships, and was amazed to find how little interest or ability there was to actually provide needed services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to serve the community, show some real commitment to do what the community needs, not just what happen to be the research interests of faculty.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Very friendly work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at University of Washington as an intern

    Pros

    People are very friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    sometimes lack of efficiency, the knowledge management needs to be organized

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Beautiful campus
    - Smart faculty
    - Good facilities
    - Reasonable benefits to research assistants/TA's

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy of a large university
    - Experience is very dependent on particular department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work, great people!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very busy

    Cons

    Reverse discrimination is quite rampant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    UW is a great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    No chance to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great university, lots of prestigious programs

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

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

    Pros

    Modern research facility with lots of cutting edge research going on. Most people are friendly and open to scientific discussions.

    Cons

    Not so good administrative support, things can be difficult to handle and need to go through layers of approvals. Take a long time to get some simple things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the administrative more research oriented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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