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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
171 Reviews

4.2
171 Reviews
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward
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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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    UW Madison review

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Great institution and people were very helpful all around

    Cons

    Little room for growth unless you're a PhD

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associate professors may be better teachers than tenured professors, and having them teach the undergrad classes will be a benefit to the students and to the faculty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    Excellent engineering departments performing cutting-edge research.

    Cons

    I have enjoyed my time working here.

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    grad student review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    i love working in UW Madison.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about this university

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    gard student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    i love work here..great people

    Cons

    this university offers a very competitive research environment

  6.  

    UW Madison - Division of Recreational Sports

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    Former Employee - Coordinator of Special Events  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Coordinator of Special Events in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Close nit employees
    -Great professional and personal development
    -Hard working
    -Open door policy
    -Inclusive

    Cons

    -Silos of different areas under the division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what you are doing. Never once have I felt out of the loop or under appreciated. Everyone works hard, everyone helps everyone, and everyone matters.

    Recommends
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    Great experience working for SOAR

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    Former Employee - Peer Adviser  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Peer Adviser in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers. Fun to be a part of the uw community.

    Cons

    It was only a summer position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    As a student worker, it is a pleasant experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Your supervisors and seniors are usually very supportive. Plenty of educational opportunities!

    Cons

    The salary for a student worker...well, you know!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Passionate staff from assistants to members of the Chancellor's Executive Board, I worked with people who truly cared.

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

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The good-natured, committed staff at UW is a great reason to work here. I always felt fully supported and backed up by my colleagues.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. Some outdated facilities and technology including slow printers and lots of construction and remodeling creating annoyances at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the system wide emails for professional development opportunities and the fact that from administrative assistants to mailroom attendants to Vice Chancellors, all are encouraged to take part.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Most university positions great at recognizing how to work around a student schedule. Pay is good as well.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can be expected to put more into your job than technically needed.

  11.  

    nice place

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

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

    Pros

    good place, nice people, leisure life

    Cons

    winter is too long here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salary is not so high

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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