Medical College of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Medical College of Wisconsin President & CEO John R. Raymond
John R. Raymond
4 Ratings

Pros
  • Flexible work hours, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

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

Cons
  • No one takes personal responsibility or makes decisions " outside the box" (in 2 reviews)

  • Really hard to move up within the college (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    MCW Human Resources

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources At MCW
    Former Employee - Human Resources At MCW

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, ok pay and benefits, company is good but working in HR is awful.

    Cons

    HR leaders are the worst. There's no communication, hidden agendas/poor ethics, no support for employees and leaders have no backbone. Lots of politics and favoritism. Employees are always working late with no balance or help. You can't talk to mgmt because they won't listen. There is always job postings because they can't keep anybody.

    Advice to Management

    Someone needs to notice HR's turnover and make changes. Mgmt has no clue how to manage people or a dept because they are too far removed and they won't take input. HR should start stop blaming departing employees for being unhappy and start actually listening


  2. Clinical Research Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator I in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator I in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get your foot in the door of clinical research. Professional environment. People care about what they do.

    Cons

    Salary is low, not much room for advancement. Benefits aren't what they used to be. High stress environment. Frequent turnaround, workload always changing.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees


  3. Administrative Assistant II

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work environment

    Cons

    Hard to move up and be promoted


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  5. Administrative circus

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technologist I
    Current Employee - Research Technologist I

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the few sources for academic research jobs in the area. In general, the scientists, students, and staff are stimulating and fun to work with. I've been lucky to work in a fairly laid-back lab with amazing people that I enjoy working and socializing with.Good benefits, but deductubles are rising...

    Cons

    One of the few sources for academic research jobs in the area. Low pay. Administration penetrates the deepest crevices and lurks around every corner. Redundancies in administration seem just fine, while lab staff are entirely expendable... grant or no grant. Speaking of grants and contracts, our lab has been making an effort for the past three years to spend all the money allocated to supplies, while our yearly raise is whittled down to almost nothing. What else: people are very cliquy and socializing with groups outside your lab can be difficult, the cafeteria is over-priced and uses way too many exclamation points in its menu to compensate for its chow, and the parking situation, already annoying enough, is being shrunk down even more in favor of MDs who pay the monthly physician's parking fee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop investing so much in overhead and PR and treat your staff better, and with more respect, (An administrative assistant may not know how to perform science as well as a microbiologist, you know). Stop hiring so many administrative assistants and allow PIs to hire more staff and give greater incentives, one admin III is more than enough to make the weekly pot-luck flier.


  6. Research Technologist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work performed on own time.

    Cons

    Current culture wants Techs to do same/more work as a PhD, so they can save money.


  7. Anonymous

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good health insurance if you choose froedtert doctors

    Cons

    Low pay and negative work environment

    Advice to Management

    Offer more flexibility with schedules


  8. If you supervisor liked you, you got away with everything.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Alot of variety of duties - no day was ever the same. The benefits once were good but they took alot of that away.

    Cons

    I worked very hard as others with the same title did not. As my day was always non-stop busy with duties, others sat around alot or passed off their work. If manager liked that group, they got away with it consistently.

    Advice to Management

    Start managing ALL your employees and stop picking on the ones who truly DO care.


  9. Trapped in entry-level opportunity with nothing to show for it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401k matching decent Depending on department, MCW has a very laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Zero mobility. Work the job you are hired for. No professional development. No skill training or certifications for staff.


  10. Less than impressed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility (some), good benefits, I honestly have been very disapointed since I started here.

    Cons

    Depending on the department you work in, you could have entirely different experiences. Every department is it's own silo with its own managment. My department in particular is extremely dysfunctional and HR refuses to step in and fix anything unless it is a legal issue. Turnover doesn't seem to bother anyone. Basic HR policies aren't followed yet when I brought this up with HR they didn't care. There is no leadership in my department and employees seem to do whatever they want with no repercussions. Very difficult to move up the career laddar or into another department. Will be looking to move on ASAP.

    Advice to Management

    Hold management accountable. Take the staff survey seriously when there are complaints. If a department isn't functioning as it should, MCW should take action. When an employee voices major concerns, listen. Unless you are a part of management, there is no staff voice. Stop hiring high level positions without performing thorough evaluations/interviews. The department I work in has zero management which should be evaluated. Many wasted resources that should be questioned/evaluated.


  11. Postdoctoral experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Department 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 Management

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



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