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  • Feb 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current IT Manager in Madison, Wisconsin

    The best thing about the time. You have four weeks of paid vacation. I worked from 9 to 4 each day. It was easy to take time off. I really enjoyed working in my department. Another positive thing, there is no strict deadline for the projects. I can submit anytime I want

  • Feb 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    Descent. Benefits. Great health. Good pay

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

    Low per month contribution to health insurance that has a low deductible.

  • Jan 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin

    No clear line of vocation plan at all. There is no family leave policy either. You will have to work with the department and HR to figure out a paid leave. The healthcare package was OK though.

  • Feb 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Madison, Wisconsin

    The best thing is the employees you work with. They are really cool and like to hang out outside of work.

  • Jan 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Associate in Madison, Wisconsin

    Health insurance has the best coverage for you and your family but no 401k benefit for research associate.

  • Jan 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Associate in Madison, Wisconsin

    401k 5% matching. Health Insurance offered

  • Nov 21, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Academic Program Director in Madison, Wisconsin

    Health insurance, dental and vision is fantastic. Vacation and sick leave is wonderful. Retirement is extremely advantageous. Professional development is offered every minute of every day of every week. The opportunities are boundless. These all make up for the less-than-desirable salaries offered across the board.

  • Dec 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin

    I did not receive benefits for the first year working at the university. I received benefits my second year-health insurance-and that was it. However, I had time off as well-about 1.5 months total.

  • Nov 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Study Coordinator in Madison, Wisconsin

    UW - Madison has a competitive vacation time and sick leave accruall

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (155)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (58)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • CheckmarkVision Insurance (27)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • CheckmarkPension Plan (11)
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (31)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

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