University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews
Cutting edge research, fun work environment, meaningful purpose for research(in 6 reviews)
good working environment, especially for college students(in 10 reviews)
Academic staff are pressured to work long hours and forgo leave benefits(in 4 reviews)
Relatively low salary- but that's to be expected when you work for the state(in 3 reviews)
Pros – Academic staff function in an intellectually stimulating workplace.
Cons – Academic Staff are treated poorly and have no recourse. The University negotiated in poor faith with unions and there has been systematic removal of compensation (benefits and salary). I have witnessed a consistent lack of enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws. Academic staff are pressured to work long hours and forgo leave benefits. I have experienced constant pressure against healthy work family balance.
Advice to Senior Management – Train managers in EEO laws and regulations. Remove legislative whipping boy privileges. Pay Academic Staff based on similar market rates.
Pros – It has such nice libraries.
Cons – HUGE gap in academic level between undergraduate & graduate bodies.
Very hard to find smart, intellectually challenging people (as the majorities are undergrad).
The campus is the downtown of the city, it is pretty crowded, parking space is not assigned to even professors.
TA workload is HUGE as compared to other research schools.
Stipend significantly smaller as compared to other research schools.
Inter-disciplinary research opportunity is rare.
Majority of population seem to have had little exposure to non-white ethnic minorities.
Advice to Senior Management – The school administrators seriously need to bring more academic, innovative atmosphere, removing party school culture.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend