University of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
273 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
4.0
273 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross
Ray Cross
5 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Teaching Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, and easy to apply.

    Cons

    Limited compensation, and state-payroll system.

  2. Research Specialist (SMPH)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits (healthcare, retirement matching, and vacation) but slightly eroded over the past decade.

    Cons

    Pay for certain positions does not keep up with increases in cost of living. Processing a raise in the bureaucracy can be like pulling teeth sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Hold the benefits or increase salary but if either go in the wrong direction without the other improving, not many people will want to work here anymore even if you call yourself a world class institution.

  3. Academic Coach

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Get to interact with students and teach them valuable skills about engineering.

    Cons

    The amount of hours aRe not significant.

    Advice to Management

    Try to increase the diversity of the staff

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Dynamic work environments, always an opportunity to help out. Can be a a bit chaotic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programming Intern
    Current Employee - Programming Intern

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  6. Great organization to work for, salary is just okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  7. wonderful place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin

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

    Pros

    nice office, good benefits, and great people!

    Cons

    winter is long and cold

  8. Helpful (1)

    Broad knowledge from different walks of life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is always something to do.

    Cons

    The is always something to do.

  9. teaching assistant job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  10. information processing consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin

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

    Pros

    great benefits, nice coworkers, good office environment

    Cons

    bureaucracy, slow decision making process

  11. Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin

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

    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 Management

    Supervisors were awesome!

University of Wisconsin Photos

Work at University of Wisconsin? Share Your Experiences

University of Wisconsin

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.