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University of Washington Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
702 Reviews
3.8
702 Reviews
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University of Washington President Michael K. Young
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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 a 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.  

    Wonderful graduate student part-time job

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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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition waiver+Stipend+Health Insurance! That means everything to a poor graduate student. What else you want?

    Cons

    Takes up some of your study time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good time management: Balance your work, study and personal life!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Great community and resources within the university. Everyone is doing some great and being a part of the bigger picture. I really enjoy working here. The work/life balance has always been a selling factor.

    Cons

    It is unfortunate that the university has very low wages for people in much lower positions. Not a lot of room to move up. It is somewhat bureaucratic but that comes with working in higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New opportunities would be great otherwise people just end up switching departments.Overall, really great. I have been in several positions through the past few years and really enjoy it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    research assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    There are many experienced professionals to deep research

    Cons

    there are not so self motivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add more fund to research in MFE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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

    Flexible hours, decent pay, fun place to work, great boss, helpful and supportive co workers

    Cons

    Not many, just the different types of people you have to deal with. It is after all a customer service position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good Company with Great Growth

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at University of Washington full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Work and life balance depending on who you have as a manager. Career growth is supported. Lots of internal group to join.

    Cons

    In technology, need to budget to pay for conventions to help with improving skills and keeping up to day with technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great working environment with many opportunities to learn something new without incurring student debt.

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist III
    Current Employee - Research Scientist III

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Good benefits, Beautiful setting

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great
    Funding was unstable, which caused a lot of anxiety

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's OK

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    Current Employee - Advancement Student Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Advancement Student Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Engineering Advancement:
    Pleasant people, quiet office, flexible hours, location on campus.

    won't pay all the bills, but it's nice for an undergrad looking for some extra money.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work to be done, can be frustrating to try to occupy time with something. Most of the work is mind-numbingly boring too. Generic office clerical stuff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for learning, small departments mean that you can make an impact, beautiful campus, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Pay scales are not consistent and somewhat low, institutional bureaucracy makes innovation challenging, faculty disrespects staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Graduate student employee work at UW

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

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

    Pros

    Great support via teachers, union, and fellow students. Chance to learn solid teaching and research skills

    Cons

    Long hours and less pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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