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"Supportive environment, but lots of work"

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Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
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I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (More than a year)

Pros

There are many opportunities to learn and develop. Classes and talks outside of your department are often open for you to learn a topic outside your field of study. Good training for TAs.

Cons

Depending on your professor, you may or may not get too much direction on what/how to teach. Completing MS in engineering often takes 2-2.5 years with other responsibilities (e.g. teaching, research).

Other Employee Reviews for University of Wisconsin-Madison

  1. "I have a great job, but the workplace could use some improvement"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to travel a lot
    I have loads of intellectual freedom
    No one is watching when I come in or go
    It's a very relaxed environment

    Cons

    I have to use my personal computer
    Office space is dismal
    Winters in Madison are horrid
    Pay is dismal
    Relaxed environment equates to stagnation

    Advice to Management

    Would be good to actually do a performance evaluation with postdocs on a regular basis


  2. "Finally found my niche!"

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    Current Employee - Project Position in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Project Position in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, UW offers a lot of on-campus training events for staff, good work atmosphere (in my current office), good benefits and Madison is a great city. It is easy to be proud of working at UW-Madison.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than in private sector, some departments are really unpleasant places to work, and being made out to be a worthless parasite by some of the state politicians is a bummer. Since UW is such a large institution, it can take way longer than one thinks it should to get anything done….too many layers at times!

    Advice to Management

    Transparency and good communication are important.

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