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University of Washington Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
676 Reviews
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676 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.  

    it is over all good to learn new techonologies

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    get chance to update my self

    Cons

    Not much flexible and does not think about the employess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    World class research

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

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Hugely collaborative environment, lots of good scientific talks, long history of success

    Cons

    It's competitive, you have to stand out to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The UW is a great place to work. They offer good benefits and the people are nice.

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

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources at such a large organization. Good benefits.

    Cons

    big organization can be intimidating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better paternity leave options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great University for student positions.

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and tuition reimbursement for student positions. Progressive employer with access to great educational and research resources.

    Cons

    20 Hours a week rarely means less than 30 hours a week when it comes to student positions. HR administrative staff depends on individual departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    University of Washington

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

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is pretty good. PM doesn't always push you very hard so you won't be stressful for all the time.

    Cons

    I haven't figured out yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Student coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, nice customers

    Cons

    Part time job, low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    The campus is great. That includes both the buildings and office space as well as the beautiful surroundings. Compensation is fair, especially insurances etc. The CSE department is prestigious and attracts crazy good people.

    Cons

    The size of the department is almost too big. It's difficult to meet and socialize with people.

  9.  

    Grad school can be hell, but UW overall is a good place to get your Ph.D.

    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    The research at UW is amazing. There are opportunities to interact with incredible scientists inside UW and we get great seminar speakers from all over the country. The research facilities are top-notch and we have access to top of the line technologies (next-gen sequencing, mass spec etc...)

    Cons

    It all depends on who your graduate advisor is. Some students fall through the cracks. Some students get worked like slaves (I fall into the latter category). There's no unifying oversight, so if you are unfortunate enough to land under the mentorship of a crazy person, you're kind of on your own.
    The bureaucracy is pretty impenetrable, but I think that's typical for any university.

  10.  

    Great place, great people, great benefit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Interesting job, beautiful campus, stimulating community.

    Cons

    Very large mechanism, huge organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall good experience

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and good middle/upper management.
    Pay was acceptable and a small raise came just a couple months later.
    Friendly hours based on class schedule.

    Cons

    Not many job openings depending on what field you are looking for a job in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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