UW-La Crosse Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Associate Clinical Professor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse full-time

    Pros

    dedicated faculty; caring community; one of the best values in nation for comprehensive universities

    Cons

    state legislature presently unsupportive of education


  2. Decent job, great students and location

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse full-time

    Pros

    UW-La Crosse students are fantastic! Compared to other places I've worked, students, on the whole, are bright, motivated, and hard working. The balance of teaching, research, and service is pretty well-balanced: this job lets you do a bit of everything. There is some support available for professional development through grants. La Crosse is a beautiful location with a low cost of living - so long as you enjoy winter!

    Cons

    Financial support for certain job functions that require travel can be difficult to obtain: it's assumed that faculty have the ability to pay out of pocket! Salary, while fairly competitive, could be better. Administration doesn't seem particularly good at mediating conflicts both in departments and between departments.


  3. Good people,

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible with time off, etc. helpful coworkers

    Cons

    No cons. Could pay better.


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  5. Overall, a great seasonal/student position with a great University.

    Former Employee - Assistant Housekeeper in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Housekeeper in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UW-La Crosse part-time

    Pros

    Flexible to your schedule, if employed in the summer as a student, free housing.

    Cons

    Don't always get to pick who you work with.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Overall good experience working at UW-L.

    Current Employee - Peer Mentor in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Peer Mentor in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was a good team atmosphere with a flexible work schedule for student work. The pay was also higher than standard student work pay.

    Cons

    At times it may be hard to find good times to work and you may get stuck working at nights instead of during the normal work hours.

    Advice to Management

    More training to workers.


  7. Pretty much perfect; everything I could ask for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservations in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Reservations in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Campus is great, so is the social atmosphere. Great academia too. UW-La Crosse has great values and staff and faculty. Many people interested in helping you succeed.

    Cons

    Classes are tough, the work in certain areas can be annoying depending on what sector you work in but still worth it.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - USA-2 in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - USA-2 in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Pay 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 Management

    Show a little love to the support staff now and then.


  9. Great place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to advance, not a lot of opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the workers you have. Let your employees know before downsizing.


  10. I was a tutor and TA for the physics department.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teachers Assistant/Tutor in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Teachers Assistant/Tutor in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UW-La Crosse part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    You 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 Management

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


  11. tolerable

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Lecturer in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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.



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