Medical College of Wisconsin

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Medical College of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
37 Reviews
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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.  

    I think the medical college is an all around nice place to work.

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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

    Very nice co-workers, a supportive department, generous time off, and pretty nice benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, some departments(not mine) show favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust the current pay scale. It is not competitive. It used to be a few years ago because the benefits made up for the low pay. Now the benefits aren't as great as they used to be and no one has seen an increase in pay to make up for that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Pretty much the best place for translational research in the Milwaukee area.
    Benefits are good.

    Cons

    I'm actually satisfied enough to not be able to think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The Medical College of Wisconsin provides a collaborative environment for research-minded individuals

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Large network of interdisciplinary individuals; research infrastructure; friendly and engaging environment

    Cons

    Micromanagement; some policies are outdated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    biostatistician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin

    Pros

    light workload, great benefit, generous time off.

    Cons

    low payment compare to companies.

  6.  

    The Medical College of Wisconsin has fostered my career development

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Passionate directors, management and colleagues who foster professional growth,
    Ability to take on new tasks to broaden exposure,
    Excellent benefits package (PTO, retirement & insurance),
    Academic/research environment is empowering

    Cons

    Bureaucratic structure can sometimes inhibit processes from moving as smoothly as they could,
    Compensation is lower than local competition,
    Some technologies used are outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest the implementation of new systems in order to allow processes to flow more freely and as direclty as possible, minimizing the number of individuals that are required to participate. Continue to empower these individuals to have task ownership and allow them to help develop new methods to continuously improve operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's great place for postdoc training, especially if you want to go for industry next

    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)

    Pros

    There are well organized postdoc educational opportunities, and as a postdoc you get 15 vacation days and 9 sick days.

    Cons

    there is no 401k matching for postdoctoral fellows, and depending on the lab you are in, you may not get the pay increase that is recommended by NIH.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    My experience at the Medical College of Wisconsin has been mostly positive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Some good reasons to work here compared to a traditional university are free parking, good insurance, and an in house cafeteria.

    Cons

    Conducting research at the Medical college can be extra difficult because of the lack of hard money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good place to work.

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff and other employees that I worked with were great, the surroundings and facilities are magnificent, there was also a good balance of independence and supervision

    Cons

    Some of these were probably because the position I was working was a summer college job. The parking for non-senior employees was very far away from the buildings that I worked in, and the pay wasn't spectacular (but it was just a summer job). Those were the only two things that bugged me though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stable

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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

    Good benefits. Depending on the type of position there are opportunities to move around in other positions, both upwards and laterally.

    Cons

    Traffic getting off campus can be a nightmare.

  11.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good benefits

    Cons

    Slightly lower salary due to lower cost of living here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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