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University of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
258 Reviews
4.1
258 Reviews
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University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Temporary job. Not so much a "career"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    TA

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

    I worked at University of Wisconsin as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I loved my department and my supervisors.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire based on merit, not based on drawing in new grads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hard work pays off

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome job, but low pay

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    Current Employee - GIS Specialist  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - GIS Specialist in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Variety, Challenging, Interesting, Innovation, Collaboration

    Cons

    low pay, little opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Assistant Controller

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    Current Employee - Assistant Controller  in  Menomonie, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Controller in Menomonie, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent group of people with a good work-life balance. Opportunities for learning and movement across different jobs.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and changing policy is difficult. Needs to be split off from the government and stand alone so that the decisions being made are in the best interest of the schools and the students attending and not the government politicians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase consistency across the system and work to increase salaries of non-executive positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not all that it is cracked up to be

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Easy work. You don't ever put in a full work day like you would in private industry

    Cons

    Management meant is all about themselves. They say one thing and will do another. It is all about public perception

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome Summer Experience

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Summer climate, Motivated instructer and good lab facilities

    Cons

    Small City, not much to do after a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a great school.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Great place to go to school.

    Cons

    I really enjoyed my time here, and the coursework was adequately difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in specific.

  10.  

    Great workplace

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Eau Claire, WI

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

    Pros

    They have flexible hours, wage increases, wide variety of jobs to work, opportunities for research with professors and many more amazing attributes.

    Cons

    On the bad side, they do not very many benefits; but this probably makes sense since I am only part time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good public university system

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Urban setting, work culture, collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    cold Weather region, personal growth

    Approves of CEO

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