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University of Wisconsin Reviews in Madison, WI

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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3.9 125 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross

Ray Cross

(1 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits/paid time off perks (in 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Great place to learn and advance your career (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • There is minimal room for advancement, as expected (in 5 reviews)

  • Faculty members often have unreasonable expectations/standards for grad students (in 7 reviews)

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsGreat benefits/paid time off perks

    ConsTrying to get ahold of HR takes forever and they charge you $30+ per month for parking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a good place to work

    ESH Professional (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsIntelligent workforce, which is an advantage in a university setting. Enough people who really care about doing a great job to motivate you. Shared governance ensures that you have opportunities to voice you opinions/concerns to the upper management. Job security if you are on hard money.

    ConsMuch lower than average pay as compared to other schools in the Big 10. Typical red tape and hassle due to working for the state. Enough people who have given up on plowing through the red tape to sometimes greatly fustrate you. Lack of job security if you are on soft money. University doesn't invest in training people to be good managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about how your policies and work environment (e.g., parking costs) impact the large percentage of your workforce who make less than $30K/year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work opportunity

    Associate (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsFriendly staff. Learn a great deal working there.

    ConsCertain tasks/ projects could be unorganized or not followed through with

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the great work!

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

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    Great place to work

    Assistant Scientist (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsGood benefits, Great place to learn and advance your career.

    ConsCareer growth is limited at least at my level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Great school for dairy food science

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsFocused on industry, communication with industry in most projects.

    ConsNot a lot of guidance from advisors, bc they don't have time.

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter time management

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

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    Good place to be a grad student

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsGood support system for personal, professional, academic growth. Large graduate student community, good support staff. Some professors manage groups better than others, and there appears to be support for them to gain skills to do this. OK financial support for research and graduate students. Good medical/dental benefits for grad students. People know how to blow off steam and have a good time. Work hard/play hard

    ConsFew professors are effective lab managers, compensation is low, not a variety of benefits for grad students, takes advantage of foreign students' inability to be funded by most federal research training grants, not a lot of support for developing skills for careers outside of academia

    Advice to Senior ManagementProfessors need more help in managing labs--perhaps funds for lab management staff or additional leadership training would be good. Have fewer students per year and per lab, but increase support staff resources available to students and professors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great.

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsDecent pay, nice co-workers. I enjoyed my time here.

    ConsTemporary job. Not so much a "career"

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsI loved my department and my supervisors.

    ConsI wish I were still working there, but I was a TA for 5 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to hire based on merit, not based on drawing in new grads.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work pays off

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsThe Health Benefits are affordable, many Universities do not offer health benefits to TA's and their families. Flexible work hours area bonus.

    ConsProfessors are not trained managers and can be difficult to work for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome job, but low pay

    GIS Specialist (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsVariety, Challenging, Interesting, Innovation, Collaboration

    Conslow pay, little opportunity for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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