University of Washington Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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University of Washington President Michael K. Young
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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    get chance to update my self

    Cons

    Not much flexible and does not think about the employess

    Advice to Management

    no

  2. Undergrad student research lab assistant

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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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, great workers in lab

    Cons

    No benefits, low pay, no meaningful experience (in this specific lab)

  3. Senior Biostatistician

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    Current Employee - Senior Bio Statistician in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Bio Statistician in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is great flexibility at the UW and you get an opportunity to play in everyone's research playground. The UW is one of the largest medical research communities in the world. As a research scientist, you can engage in meaningful research projects without having the baggage of a formal academic appointment.

    Cons

    There is little to normal formal management or human resource support available across most/all departments. As a research scientist, the primary source of funding is grant support -- a non-stop treadmill that you need to run on.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management to give advice to. It's not clear that there ever will or could be 'management' with the diversity of groups and departments across campus.

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  5. Senior Fellow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Abundant resources, including research facilities such as MRI, CT Scan, Histology cores, as well as many local potential collaborators, mentors, seminars and classes.

    Cons

    The major downside to me is just the cost of living. Seattle is very expensive, and rental rates are skyrocketing. You may want to make this move now, or wait awhile to see if it goes down, but in the immediate future it will continue to go up.

    Advice to Management

    What management is this question referring to? University of Washington management? Glassdoor management? People pursuing management degrees? I'm not sure how to answer this question.

  6. Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laidback environment. Surrounded by smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Underpaid for our positions.

  7. University library

    Current Employee - University Library
    Current Employee - University Library

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Pros

    Experience
    Fun
    Acquire skills
    Learning
    The completion of the study

    Cons

    I can not find cons so far

    Advice to Management

    University library

  8. Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The University of Washington is a great community with lots of opportunities for professional development. You also have the opportunity to attend lots of events and seminars.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not always respected at the University of Washington. Putting in extra hours on the weekends and weeknights is not uncommon and often normal for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading your team so that they understand the work and initiatives they are working on are important to keep the University of Washington an outstanding educational institution.

  9. Research Assisatant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible environment, good people, nice campus

    Cons

    cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work

  10. Student assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Washington part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, understanding of student commitments

    Cons

    Boring job and repetitive work

    Advice to Management

    none

  11. Research Mnager

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Work hours, lack of parking

    Advice to Management

    none

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