Medical College of Wisconsin

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Medical College of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
83 Reviews
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Medical College of Wisconsin President & CEO John R. Raymond
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility (some), good benefits, I honestly have been very disapointed since I started here (in 9 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)

  • Compensation is below average with no room to negotiate, necessary job training is minimal (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful research and clinical experts, but lacking resources

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

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

    Pros

    Faculty have diverse areas of expertise and are open to collaboration across disciplines; wonderful access to medical care through MCW-affiliated providers; organization is always growing and improving

    Cons

    Some research resources are lacking (journal article access, etc) compared with larger research institutions; not all research centers valued equally by the administration; health insurance coverage for non-MCW providers is insufficient

  2.  

    Great health benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits,Great 401K options

    Cons

    Low Salary, no raises given only cost of living increase at most. Work-Life Balance was poor. The better you were at your job, the more you were expected to do without any compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those who are excellent workers. Pay people what they are worth. Get rid of the "rotten apples" who bring down the whole team. Promote a "team environment" and make the workplace more fun.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Manager

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

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A Medical School that continues to emerge as a premier school. Excellent benefit package.

    Cons

    Toxic and unfriendly work environment and culture on campus. Internal politics among the worst I have experienced in my career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people..... Some really bad seeded upper management of main campus departments.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall some of the best people I have met in life.

    Cons

    Like most say. There are managerial roles where the thinking of the 1940's is a ok mindset. Those bad seeds protect and stick together. Human resources will only step in and help if they have violated your human rights. They won't even allow you to prove your right. Really sad because I actually would love to stay here. Those bad seeds along with HR left a bad taste with me. Ruined my thoughts of this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Longevity doesn't mean someone is doing there job correctly. Check out the people that have been sitting and coasting to retirement. It's not right how some employees are treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    CRC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRC in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - CRC in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Growing Institution in Southeastern Wisconsin

    Cons

    Faculty-centric in regards to compensation and advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall, I would say that this job is a great resume builder, it is not a something I would like to turn into a career.

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    Current Employee - Research Technician I in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Research Technician I in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and my colleagues are awesome!!

    Cons

    The pay needs to be more competitive. The research is slow moving and at times it is hard to get motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job bring the department together with various events.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work, but has a number of issues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and the facilty is nice. Direct supervisors are good for the most part.

    Cons

    Human Resources is a disaster and should be avoided at all costs. Leadership needs to be put in line. There's too many managers and not enough staff. When one of my managers left they were replaced by 3 new people who supposedly still can't get the job done and considering hiring a 4th person. Really hard to move up within the college. Pay is below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on management not staff. There's no need to take doctors that you're trying to recruit out for $50-$100 a plate dinners; they'll come based on the institution not the quality of steak you bought them. Listen to staff employees when they complain about a manager; when a department burns through 6-7 people for one position in 5 years or less there may be an issue.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Research Scientist I in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The salary is okay and the living cost in Milwaukee is low.

    Cons

    There are too much 'politics' in the school.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    50/50

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Better benefits than most comparable facilities.

    Cons

    Management team is quite the bully. Demeaning and uncaring behavior which seems to go unnoticed even with supporting evidence and documentation. Difficult to advance or promote unless management really likes you for reasons beyond the scope of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with the same courtesy and respect you are given. Employees are human with feelings. Appreciate those who work hard and go above and beyond. Don't just say it's expected or bully those who may been seriously ill or injured and what comes around goes around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Relaxed working environment, limited career advance opportunaties

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

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a regular staff (not faculty, not medical professionals), working for the college gives you all the perks of working for an academic institution. In general, the working environment is relaxed. Most of your work days are not intense. You do not have too many deadlines to catch. You can pretty much work with your own pace as long as you complete all you assigned task to the managers satisfaction. Health insurance plan is decent, you get to pay very little copay.

    Cons

    The whole college evolves around physicians. As such, the college does not provide much career advancement opportunities for regular staffs. Even you get above average job performance review, you are not promoted unless there is 'quota'/budget available. Physicians can take any classes offered by the college for free without any approval from any one, yet the same benefit are not offered to staff.
    Don't expect much about your salary or employee benefits other than the health insurance. In the median to low range of the market.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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