UW-La Crosse
3.1 of 5 7 reviews
www.uwlax.edu La Crosse, WI

UW-La Crosse Reviews

Updated May 5, 2014
UW-La Crosse – La Crosse – “Graff Main Hall”

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    If higher ed is your calling, it's a great place to be

    USA-2 (Current Employee)
    La Crosse, WI

    ProsGreat family-like environment within most offices. Wonderful co-workers, steady hours, and ability to strike a work-life balance. Supportive, kind, and encouraging direct supervisors. The #1 focus of university leadership is faculty, academic staff, and students.

    ConsPay and benefits are subject to the whim of the state government every two years. Pay is about 10-20% less than what you can expect in the local job market. Pension participation is mandatory; however, you have no say in how it is invested. The investment returns underperform ALL stock market indices due to imposed restrictions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow a little love to the support staff now and then.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDiverse and comfortable work environment. Colleagues are fun to work with.

    ConsHard to advance, not a lot of opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate the workers you have. Let your employees know before downsizing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was a tutor and TA for the physics department.

    Teachers Assistant/Tutor (Former Employee)
    La Crosse, WI

    ProsYou can work at school during the day, and in between your classes. If you are a busy student, this is an ideal way to earn extra cash.

    ConsYou may have a hard time getting a lot of hours and it is also frustrating as you do not get paid very well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more advantage of having an assistant and try to make it a learning experience for them as well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    tolerable

    Lecturer (Current Employee)
    La Crosse, WI

    Prosacademic freedom, even after recent cuts still a good benefit package

    ConsLow pay - long hours;

    No job security from semester to semester;

    Only getting to teach the classes no one else (the tenure and tenure track faculty) wants to do.

    State government can (and does) modify existing employment contracts, effectively lowering salary and benefit packages without the "need" for the employee to renegotiate, or even resign contracts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The University in general is a nice place to work, but the MLG dept is very dysfunctional

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
    La Crosse, WI

    ProsYou have access to research and travel grants

    ConsColleagues are difficult to work with and you have no voice in decisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Advising (Current Employee)
    La Crosse, WI

    ProsExcellent students and staff
    Good benefits

    ConsLimited pay increases due to state revenue

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    State jobs are over hyped, benefits package is all that is worth it.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    La Crosse, WI

    ProsGood health care and lots of vacation

    Cons-Dealing with Faculty who feel entitled and expect you to bow down to them. They complain about pay when they are making almost a 100k and get 4 months off a year.
    - You never get raises unless you are faculty

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your back end staff what their worth otherwise your entitled faculty wouldn't be able to do their job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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