Medical College of Wisconsin

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Medical College of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
78 Reviews
3.6
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Medical College of Wisconsin President & CEO John R. Raymond
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

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

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    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    Stable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

  6.  

    Great company

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    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 for 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
  7.  

    Great, fulfilling experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Senior leadership is on the right track. responsive to national trends, and a culture of collaboration that continues to expand.

    Cons

    still need to change some of the old culture of a few "good old boys"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you have a lot of talent in this institution, don't loose sight of them because you are too busy watching only your top five faculty. Most people here support your work and leadership, carry on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work...unless you work in HR

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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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people in most areas of the org, good leaders and good technology

    Cons

    The HR department is horrible, turn over is incredibly high in that department and the leadership team including the directors in HR treat people very poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need all new leadership in HR, these are the people that should be setting standards for the rest of the org and they have trouble maintaining a staff because of how they treat them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Great health plan, leadership encourages personal growth

    Cons

    advancement can be challenging on research side

  10.  

    A great place to work in Milwaukee with a high character workforce

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    High character workforce, great location, complexity of projects, ample opportunity to challenge yourself at different aspects

    Cons

    Salary not always aligned with national averages, opportunity for career growth is limited, Milwaukee not the greatest city to live in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating more opportunity for growth will increase the number of qualified people who stay at MCW long-term

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great collaborative atmosphere to grow as a scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Collaboration, welcoming/warm yet engaging atmosphere, open-door policy is practiced

    Cons

    There aren't too many cons except funding environment is a bit tough right now...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep this culture!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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