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Educational workplace
Dental Assistant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 23, 2018
This is a learning facility and it teaches all aspects of the dentistry field, from all different specialties in the dental field. working and learning new things
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I had a great experience at UW
Structural Engineering Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Moses Lake, WAMay 14, 2018
My experience at UW was very worthwhile. The professors in the Civil Department were top notch. I would recommend this program to anyone interested.
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highly focused on complete care for the children with autism and their families
Patient Care Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 6, 2018
The UW Autism Center was an outstanding place to work. From the head of the dept to the admin staff, the focus was always the child and the family. All staff had the flexibility to get the job done in the best way possible for the person doing the job. There were definite protocols to be followed and freedom in how to use them for the individual staff member as well. It was a very collaborative environment.
Pros
flexibility of job duties, highly supportive staff and great benefits
Cons
no direct training, high volume of daily work
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Great place to learn on the job
Events Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 2, 2018
The benefits and culture are awesome but the opportunity for career growth and compensation are lacking. If you are very motivated, have a supportive supervisor, and your department isn't already top-heavy, you might be able to move up and grow within your department. However, the UW organizational structure is fairly rigid and employees, in general, are under utilized and could be challenged more. This can breed some complacency which is not good for overall morale. It's possible to find the right department and situation but the pay is under state control.
Pros
Healthcare Benefits, educated empoyees
Cons
Low pay, rigid organizational structure, little opportunity for growth
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Great place but Job Security is not good
Lab Manager/Research Scientist II (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 1, 2018
Great place but job security is not very good. Job security is lacking. Good security is terrible. Lack of job security is at an all-time high. If you work there you will be laid off for sure.
Pros
Great place
Cons
Very bad job security
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great work environment steady work.
Journeyman Carpenter (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 30, 2018
I don't understand why your company is requiring this information. The U.W. is great. I'm basically trying to get a job closer to where I live. The company does have a very top heavy management but for the most part they are nice people to work for.
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Nice people, Nice culture
ASST. PRODUCTION ARTIST (Former Employee) –  Bothell, WAApril 30, 2018
Nice people. Nice culture. Free parking. Good work life balance. Personal growth opportunities. Personal advancement program with eduction sponsor. A good place to work at.
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專心做研究,不會有太多雜事打擾。
Visiting Scholar (Former Employee) –  SeattleApril 28, 2018
專心做研究,不會有太多雜事打擾。但行政方面很懶散,需要一直催討。每間研究是風氣還是看老闆。不過都不太需要在意其他事情。
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Being a Resident Adviser at UW was Fun and Informative
Resident Advisor (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 27, 2018
After 2 years of being an RA on UW campus, I learned a lot about managing and serving residents, who are also students. I learned a lot about professional communication, oral and written, and how to collaborate effectively with my team. The workplace culture was typically casual, occasionally more professional when interacting with program directors, but in general very supportive of students. The RA role is a lot of work, and the workload from week to week is hard to anticipate, but overall I enjoyed my time in the role.
Pros
Compensation via housing and dining waiver, organizing fun events was part of the job, lots of free food, got to work with fun people
Cons
Unexpected late evenings when on duty, hard to anticipate weekly schedule
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Great mission, great people
Assistant Vice-President (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 27, 2018
The UW thrives because of its engaged, hardworking and committed employees. Work/Life balance is generally respected, although the vastness of the organization makes any generalization difficult.
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Apathetical at best
Store Associate (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 25, 2018
Highly miss managed. Staff are verbally abused by management and physically abused by public. Personal security is an on going concern. Staff is often told to do illegal practices concerning pricing and inventory control.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
horrible culture of apathy
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Good benefits,low pay
Scientific Instructional Technician (Current Employee) –  Bothell, WAApril 25, 2018
The goods are lots of time off accrual,low stress.
bad Low pay, lack of advancement,lack of challenge,Way behind industry in the Tech and processes, All books no practical.
Pros
lots of time off accrual, low stress.Good benefits
Cons
Low pay, lack of advancement, lack of challenge, Way behind industry in the Tech and processes, All books no practical.
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Good place!
Graduate Consulting Projects (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 22, 2018
Good institution that does good work! As a graduate student, I was able to get paired with local health organizations to do student consulting- albeit for free.
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Ugh
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 21, 2018
-Lots of waste
-Not enough direction
-Too much stress
-No work life balance
-Not a full time position, only intended for graduate researchers as a temporary position
Pros
No Tuition
Cons
Everything else
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Productive environment
Certified Medical Assistant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 18, 2018
Benefits and pay is great. Traffic isn't the best in Seattle for workers. Plan to add 1-2 hrs to commute if you leave far.

Interview process should involve more clinic staff versus management.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Traffic
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Oddly stressful for an academic environment
WORKDAY HCM / COMPENSATION FUNCTIONAL ANALYST (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 17, 2018
Poor leaders, generally due to an emphasis on hiring financial/fiscal people to perform leadership or HR. Very many passive aggressive co-workers. Most units have no interest in providing career development for their staffs. The atmosphere is very much like, 'Downton Abbey." There are the, 'upstairs' people (the faculty) and the 'downstairs' people (the staff).
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Toxic environment
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Great employer
Class Room Operations (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 17, 2018
At UW Information Technology, we put people first. That means collaboration, respect, accountability, service and integrity are not just words on a mission statement. We live by them daily because we value our University’s mission to make the world a better place through education and research. When you work with us, you’re helping transform information technology for the entire University. In return, you’ll be working with incredibly bright people in a beautiful place where life and work truly are in balance
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Poorly Managed
Purchasing Lead (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 14, 2018
Very hostile environment. Good leadership/management is rare. Directors will openly yell and ridicule and use foul language in front of staff. The worst of office politics. Employees are not listened to and nothing changes for the better.
Cons
There is no good reason to stay.
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Great for part time students
Graphic Design Intern (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 9, 2018
Flexible hours and great support to grow skill sets. The athletics office is a very collaborative space and I really enjoy my coworkers and the company
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productive but stressful work place with very low salary and poor benefits
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 5, 2018
Workload is high and salaries and benefits are very low. It is a very friendly environment and beautiful campus with mostly nice people.
The most enjoyable part of the job is to work with very smart and internationally recognized people.
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