Medical College of Wisconsin

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3.7 73 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Medical College of Wisconsin President & CEO John R. Raymond

John R. Raymond

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Good benefits, good people in most areas of the org, good leaders and good technology(in 8 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and Training,very nice people, great website (internal)(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • A significant portion of many scientists' time is spent securing and maintaining NIH funding(in 3 reviews)

  • no room for further development(in 3 reviews)

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    Postdoctoral experience

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsHigh quality biomedical research. Numerous core facilities for shared resources. Opportunities for collaborations with other labs and departments exist.

    ConsDepartment of Medicine is too large, and as a consequence is poorly managed and lacks any sense of cohesion or camaraderie. Choose a different department if possible. With a nonexistent institutional culture, experience will depend entirely on lab chosen and department. Choose carefully. Also, taking time for growth opportunities outside of the lab (e.g. teaching, etc.) is strongly discouraged by the institution, even if done on your own time (evenings, weekends). If interested in developing non-bench skills, find a PI who encourages and values such endeavors, or be prepared to keep these activities hidden.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMCW needs to establish and nurture an institutional culture that promotes engagement of their employees rather than one that is only interested in data output.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    HORRIBLE! All depends on your direct manager

    Clinical Research Coordinator II (Former Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsMCW has a few good qualities such as their benefits package, if you work in administration you are 'supposed' to have a good work/life balance.

    ConsThe compensation they offer employees is horrible. It also all depends on who your direct manager is. If you are offered a job in Emergency Medicine Research TURN IT DOWN! You will be worked like a slave, you will not be granted the days off you requested - worse, you will be told you can take vacation and then at the last minute told that you cannot. It is a very 'cliquey' environment. My program manager was also very controlling and verbally abusive. If he found out that you talked to his boss, instead of him, he would corner you in his office and yell at your for not following the rules of the 'hierarchy'. We also never received annual reviews and never received feedback on our work. HR needs to do a much better job looking at their managers and listening to the employees feedback - certain people should not be managing others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management in my opinion has been doing a great job with how they are handling the economy and keeping MCW afloat, financially. However, there needs to be a central system for giving employee reviews, and a system of checks & balances so managers can be monitored as well.

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    How can a Medical College do such a terrible job providing its employees with decent health insurance?

    Data Analyst (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsSalary is fair, AMPLE vacation and especially sick time.

    ConsCliqueish office culture. Am I in high school again??

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake healthcare affordable for your own employees!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Medical College Offers Excellent Benefits, But Lacks in Payroll and Respect for Employees

    Administrative Assistant III (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsExcellent benefits. Interesting work. Good cause (patient care, reserach,etc). Tuition reimbursement.

    ConsPoor pay. Lack of personal growth opportunities. Little to no recognition/compensation for good performance. Little to no promotional opportunities (they usually list your job at the higher level and you have to "apply like everyone else " to keep your jop--hopefully). Not much flexibility in work schedule in most positions/departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake more effort to actually reward good attendance, adherence to policies and procedures, and excellence on the job. The current system of a nearly flat 3% raise on July 1 is humiliating when you have co-workers, or know of people in other divisions or departments, who don't care to do an excellent job and still get the same basic "raise" as those who work hard and do a good job, is FLAWED. Real, merit-based raises and more respectful treatment would go much further toward raising the standard of excellence overall.

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    Nice place, but management not fair.

    Scientist (Former Employee)

    ProsGood interdisciplinary research facility that works together. The benefits are great.

    ConsHR does not support employees. Despite numerous complaints and large turnover rate (quitting or firing) of employees occuring at the research group I worked with, the HR department supported the lead scientist in ALL cases. My complaint had contributed to my being let go (so much for confidentiality).

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease take ANY complaint brought up with HR seriously and/or review your HR personnel to see that they are impartial.

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