University of Washington

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University of Washington Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
601 Reviews
3.8
601 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is pretty good; vacation and sick leave good (in 43 reviews)

  • Best reason to work at UW is for job security and great benefits (in 44 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (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.  

    nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Nice faculty and staff on campus

    Cons

    Mechanical Engineering Building is not nice

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  5.  

    It all depends on your goals

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom on time management and really good medical and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Chances are that you can have a jerk of a boss, or you can have a boring project that doesn't let you grow. You always depend on grants and money for science is getting shorter and shorter each year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Editor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Long work hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place

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    Former Employee - Host in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Host in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good entry level jobs and fun people

    Cons

    Low pay, hard during studying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the workers who are detailed

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    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 (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

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