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"Dull students, lack of academic air"

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
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I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

It has such nice libraries.

Cons

HUGE gap in academic level between undergraduate & graduate bodies.
Very hard to find smart, intellectually challenging people (as the majorities are undergrad).
The campus is the downtown of the city, it is pretty crowded, parking space is not assigned to even professors.
TA workload is HUGE as compared to other research schools.
Stipend significantly smaller as compared to other research schools.
Inter-disciplinary research opportunity is rare.
Majority of population seem to have had little exposure to non-white ethnic minorities.

Advice to Management

The school administrators seriously need to bring more academic, innovative atmosphere, removing party school culture.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Wisconsin-Madison

  1. "Good place for physics grad school"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great school, quality professors in many disciplines, guaranteed funding for 5 years.

    Cons

    DIfficult to get a RA position as a theorist.


  2. "Research associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good location, nice working place

    Cons

    It is kind of cold here at winter

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