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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
212 Reviews
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212 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to gain experience and learn to survive in a working environment (in 13 reviews)

  • Excellent engineering departments performing cutting-edge research (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Relatively low salary- but that's to be expected when you work for the state (in 5 reviews)

  • The pay is lower than it would be if you worked in private industry (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good University!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and nice people. It's a small city but has everything you want

    Cons

    terrible winter ! you know it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    UW graduate research assistan

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The City: Madison is awesome especially for an avid cyclist.
    The University: UW is full of opportunities (both personal and career) if you look around a little.
    Work life balance: In grad school? Lol
    Personal Growth: Extensive

    Cons

    Winter is a bit harsh.
    The bureaucracy is occasionally labyrinthine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More bike paths less parking ;-)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great academic research institution.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Located at the heart of a young, vibrant college town.
    -Many opportunities for exposure to latest developments in research.
    -Great environment for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration.

    Cons

    -Limited transportation options to and from work.
    -Cold weather makes tough work even less tolerable.
    -Lack recreational facilities, or the ones available serve mainly students.

    Recommends
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    research assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice programs to develope skills, very friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    lack of good management at the department level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    Fantastic Place to learn and work.

    Cons

    Competitive. Not the highest salary scales.

  7.  

    Great institution with vast resources

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Of course I can only speak to my experiences with CALS and the Department of Biochemistry. The work-life balance of UW-Madison employees seems more balanced than other academic spots. This seems to be the attitude across campus in my and other academic positions. There are plenty of resources and opportunities for those who seek, but promotions and internal work benefits are obviously dependent on the position and hierarchy of the department.

    Cons

    No real cons that are general to the School. If you don't like the cold, this might be a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place for Research

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Diversity in culture and research fields, brings you to a wider knowdge

    Cons

    If being too large is a con..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Team member at Gordon Events & Dining Hall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    Relatively easy work, co workers are all students

    Cons

    No benefits, some adult members are rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give students some more incentive to work harder

  10.  

    Department Administrative Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    Flexible with class and other schedules
    Pays well--I am able to pay rent, utilities, water and groceries on my monthly paycheck
    Great people, understanding and excellent resources for future success

    Cons

    Work can me monotonous because many tasks are the same

  11.  

    Great Experiences

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

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    University of Wisconsin-Madison is a good place for student to work as their part-time job. Great people to work with. Everybody is nice!

    Cons

    Workload is heavy. You might need to stand for several hours and you only have 15 minutes to have break. And management should be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more advice from employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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