University of Wisconsin-Madison Employee Benefit: Sick Days | Glassdoor

University of Wisconsin-Madison Sick Days

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  • Feb 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Associate in Madison, Wisconsin

    as long as your PI is ok with your leave

  • Feb 11, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Associate Research Scientist in Madison, Wisconsin

    They offered decent sick leave benefit.

  • Feb 02, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    One week paid Sick leave

  • Jan 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin

    I can take them as needed and it does not affect pay, significantly. There also programs for extended leave of absence.

  • Jul 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    You start with a bank of 176 sick hours and then start getting 130 a year after 1.5 years of employment (kind of confusing).

  • May 09, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Postdoc in Madison, Wisconsin

    On par with other universities.

  • Apr 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Student Research Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin

    It depends on the adviser.

  • Oct 05, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    Excellent sick leave benefit, markedly better than most other companies and organizations. This is a benefit that keeps employees at the UW-Madison, which makes them competitive with regard to other organizations/companies. However, as companies begin to have to make incentive packages for employees more attractive as appropriate candidates will begin to decline with baby boomers beginning to retire and job vacancies sprout up aplenty, this benefit in and of itself may not be enough to attract talent.

  • Oct 04, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former RA in Madison, Wisconsin

    whenever you are sick you can call in from a meeting or excuse yourself. very understanding

  • Aug 07, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    based on employment type (faculty, academic staff or university staff) you earn sick leave on a monthly or bi-weekly accrual rate.


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