University of Washington Reviews

Updated May 24, 2022

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4.2
84%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
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938 Ratings
Pros
  • "Best work environment ever experienced(in 227 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and great people(in 221 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay in a extremely costly city(in 141 reviews)

  • "Cost of living in Seattle is very high(in 73 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      University postdoctoral position

      Feb 23, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Positive environment. Supportive. Friendly. Experienced

      Cons

      Teaching is subsumed in salary

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      UW

      May 26, 2016 - Manager in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Benefits Good vacation/sick leave

      Cons

      bureaucracy lousy pay raises hard to move up

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Student Jobs Review

      May 23, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Jobs work with student schedules well

      Cons

      - can be difficult to commute to in the summer if you are not enrolled in classes or cannot afford to buy the u-pass.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      UX Designer at UW

      May 23, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good working environment there.

      Cons

      No cons so far for now.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Review

      May 23, 2022 - Pharmacy Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Works with my schedule and flexible

      Cons

      The Parking is very expensive

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      A true Magnet hospital

      May 21, 2022 - Registered Nurse 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - just nurse culture -flexible scheduling and vacations -good patient to nurse ration -quality resources

      Cons

      Pay not affordable with cost of living

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good benefits

      May 20, 2022 - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good benefits such as transport and health

      Cons

      They are not paying really well

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Software engineer

      May 19, 2022 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pro: Remote workers feel less stressed and more focused. Con: Working from home can be lonely. Pro: No daily commute. Con: Communication and collaboration can be a challenge. Pro: Remote workers have flexibility in their schedules. Con: It's challenging to build a remote company culture. Pro: People who work from home have a better work-life balance.

      Cons

      Remote workers report that increased productivity, better focus, and less stress are some of the top reasons they work remotely. When you work from home, you're less likely to lose focus due to in-office distractions like background noise or interruptions from coworkers. With increased focus, you can get your work done more efficiently.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Assistant

      May 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      Limited opportunity to move up

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Resident Life

      May 18, 2022 - Resident Physician PGY1 in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Academic environment fosters collaboration and reserach

      Cons

      - Resident Hours are sky high

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    University of Washington has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 4,745 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at University of Washington to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, University of Washington employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at University of Washington. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

    84% of University of Washington employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of Washington 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

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