University of Washington

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University of Washington Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
590 Reviews
3.9
590 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 42 reviews)

  • Best reason to work at UW is for job security and great benefits (in 44 reviews)


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

  • State university so budget cuts in the lats 5 years have been bad (in 13 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 for 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.  

    Overall great place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, work-life balance, people, similar interests

    Cons

    You'll never get rich here! A lot of bureaucracy, which can be expected at such a large institution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Okay

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

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is good facilities and people are very motivated and take their work serious, although potentially a little too serious. The location is incredible and very beautiful.

    Cons

    There is too much focus on the publishing papers versus teaching and actual learning, its just another major research university that is focussed on prestige and not learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    TA for CSE's Animation Capstone

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

    I have been working at University of Washington part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - You get to learn a lot more about what you teach
    - Worked with a great team of TAs
    - Very friendly staff and students
    - Good way to earn money while in school

    Cons

    - long hours with some unpaid overtime

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best work for a student!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington

    Pros

    There is nothing better to do as a student than to get to work on campus while helping other students.

    Cons

    Not getting health insurance and having to pay for it instead.

  7.  

    Typical Graduate Student Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great medical insurance (I broke my leg, and they covered a HUGE chunk of it!)
    A lot of programs to bring students and staff together.
    For those going into science, the scientific community is great to be around, and has a lot of different functions.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is pretty awful. Some things that should take days, take weeks (or months).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Being a full time student and an employee was tough, but the organization is great overall.

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

    I worked at University of Washington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best reason to work at UW is for job security and great benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of people work here and it hard to stand out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay attention to your employees and all of their hard work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Education department contract work

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at University of Washington as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Boss was really nice and helpful

    Cons

    No cons, was a very pleasant experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead

  10.  

    It was nice job

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    Former Employee - Graduate Instructor  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Instructor in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    good salary and good supportq

    Cons

    there is nothing that I can complain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enjoy rain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a great place for students to work at.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Tacoma, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Tacoma, WA (US)

    I worked at University of Washington part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The manager is nice. Hours work with school schedule. One day of training. Everyone is friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    Gets very busy. There can be long moments of student rushing in. Lunch time is very busy. Small space so it's important to keep restocking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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