University of Wisconsin - Extension

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University of Wisconsin - Extension Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Startup culture is enticing

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    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Team Member in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin - Extension full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality team members
    Startup culture
    Decent pay and benefits
    Opportunities to further education

    Cons

    Highest level of leadership isn't very accessible
    Lack of project management strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Caos may be valued by you, but it's a very challenging environment to work in for those who have to get "stuff" done

    Recommends
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    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin - Extension as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The Work environment for pleasing

    Cons

    I only worked there for less than 6 months. Don't really have much to say

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great institution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin - Extension full-time

    Pros

    Management. Some of the best management I have ever worked under. Great to work with. A very positive work environment. Excellent benefits for full time employees.

    Cons

    Suffers from the bureaucracy inherent in any public sector institution. A lot of things that should be simple, fast, or obvious get slowed down by an inflated infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being helpful and understanding with your employees. Recognize and appreciate motivated workers with great potential. In addition, know when employees are simply dead weight. Work to encourage and enhance the former, and get rid of the later.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people at this company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin - Extension

    Pros

    Very friendly people.
    Food is provided at work sometimes.
    Food carts during the summer.

    Cons

    Could be a little slow at work sometimes.

    Recommends
  6.  

    1950's has returned

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    Former Employee - Educator
    Former Employee - Educator

    I worked at University of Wisconsin - Extension full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best thing about this position was the health and dental benefits

    Cons

    Where to begin there are so many issues with this organization.
    The hiring process- they sell this position as a research, teaching and academic position- it is not that
    The administration- is a joke, most of the administration has no leadership skills and should not be in a position of power
    The job- the work is crazy, if you have a image of 1950's programming and education this organization is right for you. The programs they run are not useful in today world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely need to be more transparent about what the actual position is. Do not sell these position as research scholarly work position because they are not. Take care and support your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kenosha, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin - Extension as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive staff. Educators are all well versed in respective subject areas.

    Cons

    Small college community. Not much social life. Salaries are not always as high as larger university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more research and publishing opportunities.

    Recommends
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    My experience has been instrumental in my professional and research skill set growth, hands down.

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    Current Employee - Project Assistant  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin - Extension

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, and relationship building is a priority over performance. Nice place for doing active hands on research, helpful staff, moderate amount of opportunities to travel and present your work

    Cons

    If seeking graduate level appointments, research is can be entirely independent, they are affected by the tight climate, slimly diverse.

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