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UW-La Crosse Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pretty much perfect; everything I could ask for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservations in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Reservations in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse part-time (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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 an 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 ManagementAdvice

    More training to workers.

  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - USA-2 in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - USA-2 in La Crosse, WI

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to advance, not a lot of opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    I was a tutor and TA for the physics department.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teachers Assistant/Tutor in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Teachers Assistant/Tutor in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at UW-La Crosse part-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    tolerable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lecturer in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Lecturer in La Crosse, WI

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have access to research and travel grants

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI

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

    Pros

    Good 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    30 years in career counseling

    Current Employee - Advising in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Advising in La Crosse, WI

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

    Pros

    Excellent students and staff
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Limited pay increases due to state revenue

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