Medical College of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. Great Job

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    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
  2. Could be more

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    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    I really like the people I work with. The benefits are good and great vacation time for salaried staff.

    Cons

    I don't get the sense that I will have much opportunity for upward mobility. Problematic employees are often given too many chances to shape up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look to promoting from within. Also, market increases should be a common occurrence. Research coordinators are being contacted by outside agencies offering higher pay creating more turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Loyal to a fault

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    Current Employee - Professor in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Professor in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job stability, good (but declining) health coverage. Excellent research facilities.

    Cons

    Highly inbred academic environment. Some departments are staffed mainly by faculty who did all their training right here. Many, many underperforming staff in administrative and other support positions (even lab research personnel) are retained despite embarrassingly low productivity and incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt some rigorous standards for performance and abandon the non-stop chanting about diversity. Stop promoting every faculty failure to a newly-created deanlet position - terminate a few people and some of the mediocre faculty will step it up, if they can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 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
  6. Anonymous

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

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Good health insurance if you choose froedtert doctors

    Cons

    Low pay and negative work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more flexibility with schedules

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. If you supervisor liked you, you got away with everything.

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    I really like my coworkers.

    Cons

    there major long term construction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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
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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
  11. 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

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