University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Nice working environment- stayed in Ogg dorm (in 13 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Limited room for growth, due to constant flux of employees (in 4 reviews)

  • low salary compared to industry jobs (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to develop a research career!!!

    Cons

    I have no issues at UW!


  2. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a great place to work at. The academic setting encourages you to stretch your limits and the projects are very interesting. You can find things matching your interest and excel at them.

    Cons

    It's an academic setting which helps you develop your skill set but it might be lacking in providing real world experience which comes with jobs.


  3. Research Assistant, Physics Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Eager to hire individuals still in school. Flexible work hours for your own studies. Depending upon your ability to come in frequently you can be assigned to a long time project where you learn many things.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to stay there after graduation except in rare circumstances.

    Advice to Management

    Generally, would be working with a professor in a small lab or a senior graduate student in a larger lab setting. Will vary with professor.


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  5. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    Excellent research university with stable funding base and fantastic faculty

    Cons

    Be careful choosing an advisor as there is always a wide range of talent and funding in any department (I got a good match)


  6. DoIT - great experience and career path opportunity!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The BEST starting ground for a college student looking for a college job that translates to real world skills. Hiring was based on aptitude and not simply experience.

    Managers and leaders were supportive and encourage growth and development within the position.

    The job itself ranges from average to wonderful, mostly depending on your comfort level in various technical and service-based tasks. There's a lot of learning, both technically and in working with people. Skillset applies to a multitude of jobs post-college.

    Cons

    Honestly, can't think of anything I'd label a con. There are some components that were personally less ideal at times but 1.) (like providing phone support) still resulted in measurable/quantifiable development or 2.) (like occasional frustration with coworkers) didn't pertain to the job itself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. It's working!


  7. Great place for chemistry graduate school!

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    Current Employee - Chemistry Graduate Student in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Chemistry Graduate Student in Madison, WI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, prestigious program without the cut-throat environment, helpful PIs and great relationships with academia and industry

    Cons

    None I can think of. UW-Madison is really a great place to get a chem PhD with respect to other top programs in the USA.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, continue to fight for the good of the University and those working to make the the University of Wisconsin-Madison among the strongest programs in the nation.


  8. Excellent Place to Work!

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    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful people, employee culture, great location in a great city.

    Cons

    There are no cons, except that winters in Wisconsin aren't for the weak.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. STUDENT JOB

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    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it has very good working atmosphere, people are very kind there. Working schedule is very flexible and manager assigned workload to u directly.

    Cons

    heavy workload, even to student. No break time or very little. Old office with old computers made work inefficient.


  10. Guest Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is a position where you learn a lot and have fun too. If you want to make the most of your time I highly suggest working for Guest Services.

    Cons

    The only con is the fact that the University is slowing down on full time hiring.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent entry-level leanring environment!

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    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in McFarland, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in McFarland, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, many free training courses, variety of specialties learned, outstanding benefits

    Cons

    Work is very slow at times, very hard to find information you need to do your job, hiring process is lengthy, pay could be higher, there is a ceiling to how much you are able to do.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Congress,

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