University of Wisconsin-Madison

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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4.2 155 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

University of Wisconsin-Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward

David Ward

(32 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cutting edge research, fun work environment, meaningful purpose for research(in 6 reviews)

  • good working environment, especially for college students(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Academic staff are pressured to work long hours and forgo leave benefits(in 4 reviews)

  • Relatively low salary- but that's to be expected when you work for the state(in 3 reviews)

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    Great place to work with great benefits

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsGood health insurance, great place to work

    ConsWages are lower compared to private sector

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

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    Senior Researcher

    Senior Research Specialist (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsFlexiable hours for working family with young toddlers. Ease of parking and transportation to campus.

    ConsPay poor due to working for state of Wisconsin with Walker as governor. Slow to climb the latter.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tolerable Experience for Entry-Level/Students, Classic Government Employee Downsides for Full-Timers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    Pros- Great pay for entry-level positions.
    - Many positions available that emphasize schedule flexibility for students.
    - Multiple promotion routes for many positions.
    - Standard fantastic state-benefits for full-timers.

    Cons- Not incredibly competitive in terms of salaried employment, but the benefits make up for it if you can get them.
    - The usual bureaucratic nonsense and managerial bloat that is consistent throughout most state institutions.
    - Dealing with the fractured HR structure is a nightmare if you need a direct answer regarding a policy for your department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsMy department is one of the best in the world.
    Good advisor
    Good research

    ConsI wish that the quality of students was better
    The career services are not up to the mark. Improve that.
    The LGBT campus center needs to be revamped- not very good for gay grad students
    Some professors are very arrogant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey are awesome to work for great benefits.

    ConsI am an intern, so I do not make very much money.

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    Great summer job!

    Summer Music Counselor (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    Pros-Great supervisors, always kind and have a perfect balance of professional and friendly
    -Employees are treated very well with off-nights
    -Great job for college students and young professionals

    Cons-A lot is expected of you, and you are often thrown into a situation and expected to problem solve. If you're not quick on you're feet, you will fall behind.
    -Be ready to commit all your time and effort for the 2 weeks of work to the kids, you have very little down time or personal time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Information Security Leader

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLeadership, large research institution with multiple facets in the Info Sec domains

    ConsExtremely decentralized, historical charge back model of paying for IT

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosa very easy and relax environment

    Consthe professors are not very reachable

     

    Good place to study

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsTop school and top quality people/professors. Great city, don't be fooled by its size, it has a lo to offer.
    If you are a student with a family, then this is an excellent place.

    ConsSome office politics and some professors can be manipulative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStudents get great advice on many issues, but little on how to deal with internal research ethics: how to protect their work from office politics, and games some professors play.

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsIt pays well and the people that work there are great. Everyone is friendly and the management put on a lot of team building activities.

    ConsThere is not a lot of variety in what you will do everyday, but the team building activities help that a bit.

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

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