University of Wisconsin
3.8 of 5 254 reviews
www.wisconsin.edu Madison, WI 5000+ Employees

University of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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3.8 254 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross

Ray Cross

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits for grad students and their significant others/spouses"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Good benefits, Great place to learn and advance your career"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is minimal room for advancement, as expected"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Faculty members often have unreasonable expectations/standards for grad students"
    in 7 reviews
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    Perfect

    Project Assistant (Current Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsLocation and free out of state tuition

    ConsLimited opportunity for upward mobility within UW

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more graduate student housing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great employer with good benefits

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    Prosworking at a large university has huge perks - library access, healthcare, cultural events, it is definitely a position to pursue if you have the opportunity. Access to the bus system makes for an easy commute.

    Consunless you are confident you can survive WI winters, this may not be the place for you. Learning to cope with the climate is the toughest part of working at a university as great as UW

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning opportunities and potential for more!

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsAmazing facilities for research purposes.

    ConsNone, but you need to choose what you want. Some professors lectures may vary as usual.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn and have fun doing it!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI interned during the summer here for the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program and it was great. UW Madison has great professors, labs and state of the art facilities. There is also a great sailing club called Hoofers Sailing Club who knows how to have a great time.

    ConsI heard the winters here is brutal reaching -40 degrees.

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    Excellent place to study

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome school with big benifits

    ConsToo focused on academic knowledge

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    Great people working to help students gain employment

    Technology Assistant (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsFriendly environment, direct interaction with students and employers, technologically adept and always looking to stay up-to-date, perfect location, unlimited resources for finding a career.

    ConsNot a very high-paying job, unless you want to be a career advisor, there's not a lot of room for growth, if you're a student working there you need to be prepared to help older employees with anything and everything technological

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful experience.

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsFabulous, intellectual place to work.

    ConsThis is not a paid position, which does force you to look for a compensating job for life expenses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment and people

    ConsNothing other than the usual.

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    Nice big university

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsThere are so many people in different research areas in this university, so it's very resourceful

    Constoo big and spread out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a polytechnic university so you get a good hands on experience and tons of lab and research opportunities.

    ConsCold winters. But lots of stuff to do

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat and dedicated teachers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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