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I had a good career at the university. Like any university, the bureaucracy and idiocy are outstanding. However, I was laid off by Continuum College in the middle of COVID in July 2020. The toxic leadership decided to do a reorganization which had nothing to do with COVID or finances. I would recommend not working at that department as that leadership is still there and worse than ever from accounts. The fact that UW has allowed the leadership of the department to be there after running off so many great employees and destroying a once fiscally strong department makes me hesitate if I would ever work at UW in the future.
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What is the best part of working at the company?The people are smart. It's an outstanding organization.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?There was great focus on the calendar and delivery dates while at the same time, the team was afraid of its internal clients. So, it was pushing to get more done for clients and to know what the client needed without talking to them. It felt as unreal as it sounds.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Lots of pressure, people hiding their views and unwilling to talk about what was going on.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Getting questions about whether you know the status of projects while at the same time getting strong warnings not to reach out to talk to people who could make decisions.
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Overall great

Great place to work for students while in college and looking to make some extra cash. Most manager are flexible with work schedules and some great exposure to UW partners
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Go Huskies!

Great place to work. Cost of living in seattle is tough, but university is trying to help with COL adjustments and merit raises. Nationally the salary is competitive. Just remember the field of Higher Ed doesn't pay well for most employees.
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Political, poor pay, burdensome red tape

Benefits are great, there are also some kind people who work there however faculty rule and it can be impossibly political. Faculty get away with skirting policy and even the law so it can be difficult to properly do one's job.
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School of Medicine Graduate

Instructors at the student level are great, but there is a clear demarcation from the directors, who could not care less about students. Their clear incompetence has been reported to AMA and associated accreditation boards which have resulted in investigations.




Directors, "inclusivity" to the point of exclusion
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Great experience for first jobs for students. Work is straightforward and flexible to your class schedule. Chill workplace with lots of progressive thinkers
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Overall Very Good

I have been overall very happy working as a telecommute impatient coder for UWMC, Northwest Hospital and Harbor View. Can be intense at times. Little if any social interaction with peers.
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It was alright

Overall, it was simple job of doing rounds and doing tasks. There was some cases of conflict and miscommunication which made the work environment tense but wasn't to bad.
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Good place!

We served all sorts of people and did our best to get meds to them on time. Most co-workers were great and i enjoyed it. moved on for shorter commute.
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Calm and supportive workplace with intelligent employees

Company culture centered on forming strong bonds between employees and supervisors. Some administrative tasks can be delayed upwards of 6 months but if it isn’t something that would totally stop progress on a project then most jobs are completed in a timely manner.
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Pathology has steadily gone down the drain

New leadership that does not communicate with staff and only sends down directives from higher leadership. Does not promote internally so time invested is not time well spent. They want to be a mini CellNetix.
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Great learning environment!

Very intellectually stimulating learning environment! Working here as a research assistant and teaching assistant and learned many new skills. Great experience!
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Probably great for job security, but dull work. Their vacation accrual policy sucks, earn one extra day for every year you work. Working remote was nice.
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Great place to work, pretty chill

Great place to work, pretty chill. People are friendly and accomodating for your personal needs. this place is not for you if you want a fast growing career. promotions take time here and pays are low. If your priority is a good work life balance and supportive workplace, then this place is for you
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Loved working there

Wonderful team and wonderful supervisor. The work culture is awesome. The team is very good and wonderful. I never had any issues working there. . . .
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Stable job, management is ineffective

This is overall a very stable job, however problem employees who call out regularly are not disciplined. Work is shifted to those who do show up and they end up carrying the weight of the work. Benefit of having a pension is a plus. Depending on which department you work there will be different culture.
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Great Place to Work

diversity and challenge-- boundless. I learned a lot about the hospital who catered the WAMI.The department supervisor is awesome. Good health benefits, a lot of opportunity to do overtime.
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Great Benefits and Supporting work environment

Worked in an academic research lab. One of the best places to work for academic research. I worked with a very collaborative and supportive team, but keep in mind lab environments vary so much. I had a great experience, and the medical/dental insurance is probably one of the best out there. If you're trying to get into the lab, I'd suggest emailing the PI in addition to submitting a formal application from UW jobs website. I learned so much from here, and my training has helped me land a position in industry.
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Great place to work at as a student. Highly recommended. Staff are chill and friendly. Flexible schedule as long as you let your supervisor know. Great work life balance
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Excellent academics - so, so administration

There are amazing things happening at the UW, especially in research. The campus is beautiful. Working there can be a challenge. The summary says it all
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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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