University of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross
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Pros
  • Great benefits/paid time off perks (in 14 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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  1. Dynamic work environments, always an opportunity to help out. Can be a a bit chaotic

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    Current Employee - Programming Intern
    Current Employee - Programming Intern

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Knowing your work makes a difference.
    Interesting work in various subject fields
    Enthusiastic co-workers

    Cons

    Can be sink or swim,
    Not a lot of vertical mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a bit more support in terms of training, organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great organization to work for, salary is just okay

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, friendly people, comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Average pay, upper management doesn't get involved with staff enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. wonderful place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    nice office, good benefits, and great people!

    Cons

    winter is long and cold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Broad knowledge from different walks of life.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    There is always something to do.

    Cons

    The is always something to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. teaching assistant job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    chance to improve my expertise and communication skills

    Cons

    time consuming with you having your own research work to do

  7. information processing consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    great benefits, nice coworkers, good office environment

    Cons

    bureaucracy, slow decision making process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Taught about 3-5 students a week, lesson-plan were up to you, great co-workers!

    Cons

    The pay was low, however, you get to choose your hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors were awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. researcher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    good enviroment, not urgent, acdemic

    Cons

    low salary, work late, not good for job market

  10. Wisconsin Union IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Very relaxed student job, set your own schedul

    Cons

    learning opportunities limited for being a student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Telephone conducted survey interviewer review

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    Former Employee - Survey Research Interviewer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Survey Research Interviewer in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, especially if you're a student. Raises are given twice a year based on performance. Coworkers are interesting people, shifts leaders are usually friendly. You're conducting academic studies so you're technically collecting data which is great to put on your resume. You gain telephone communication skills, heighten attention to detail,and knowledge about survey research. This kind of survey research isn't marketing or reviews, it's all academic. Examples include, health surveys from the CDC or an asthma survey for a study conducted by UW-Madison. It's really cool to be conducting survey's for such notable clients. This company is one of the best survey centers in the US.

    Cons

    You're basically a telemarketer but instead of selling stuff, you're trying to get people to take an academic survey. You make tons of phones calls and most of the time, people are rude or hang up on you. There's a lot of rejection (if you're not good with rejection, this job is definitely not for you). The work is repetitive. You make a bazillion calls a day. There is one study everyone knows and you'll be calling that study for a few months until you learn how to conduct other studies. That means you read the same questions over and over again (if someone picks up and agrees to do the survey with you). Some surveys are 5-45 mins long; some even last an hour. You have to remain objective, it's part of survey research. If you're not a student, you're an LTE. LTE's only get 20 hrs/week and get capped at a certain wage. All shifts are 4 hours with a min of 12 hours a week. You're required to work at least weekend shift. Week day hours are 9-1, 1-5, or 5-9. You can't have any other hours. This makes scheduling extremely inconvenient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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