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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
207 Reviews
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207 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.  

    Great institution with vast resources

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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 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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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.

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    GREAT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    The best place to work! Highly recommend it

    Cons

    Money wise, not that great.

  6.  

    Good research experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Many useful seminars, flexibility in terms of work schedule. Good location to live. Many different kind of restaurants, good bus system, and safe environment. Good place to advance personally and professionally. Also, good health care system.

    Cons

    "blur" working schedule. Sometimes you need to work on weekend and night. Need to be organized so that you can prioritize what is important and what is not.

  7.  

    Great science in a fantastic city

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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

    Many of the labs are at the top of the field, but without the pretense of a number of other top-10 schools. Understanding, friendly faculty, staff, and peers. Recruiters come to this campus to draw from new talent pools. Makes the job search much less stressful.

    Cons

    No different from any other grad school experience. You have to be willing to cope with many months of failure. You have to be very self-motivated. Etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work! One of the best campus jobs out there.

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    Current Employee - Towel Room Attendant/ID Checker in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Towel Room Attendant/ID Checker in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Friendly co-workers, great professional staff, close to campus.

    Cons

    Can be hard to get more than 15-20 hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Graduate research assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    Live in madison. Get payed to get graduate degree.

    Cons

    Limited pay relative to industry

  10.  

    Currie Lab with the ants.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Pros

    Work with smart people in UW madison.

    Cons

    None. This job is great.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A big and beautiful campus, great research facility, talented researchers, and a very good atmosphere of collaboration.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very diversity, very strong academic research

    Cons

    Winter is not fun, not many big companies near madison

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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