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"A great experience for the position I had"

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

Pros

Working as a program assistant was a great experience for me. I was able to learn a lot of valuable skills for the office and work place that will truly help me in the long run when I begin searching for full-time work.

Cons

The compensation was lacking a little, and I was never able to work full-time or gain more responsibility in my position.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Wisconsin

  1. "I work as an research assistant in the department of Biochemistry at UW Madison"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    research condition
    academic environment
    insurance coverage
    interdisciplinary training
    nice people, nice beer:)

    Cons

    small city
    fewer career opportunities
    not business oriented
    cold weather
    too much road repair!

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "A great place to be -- if you can handle the bureaucracy."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are passionate about learning and the opportunities a college education can give to a student, then UW is a great place to be. We are a service organization that help faculty, staff and students create and disseminate knowledge....Very family friendly place to work. Great benefits, including generous vacation.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and political, being part of a state agency. Hierarchical culture. Very hard to advance. To get a promotion, you have to leave and then come back at a higher level, or you have to wait around 20 years until the person a head of you retires.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than trying to treat everyone the same, recognize that there are some people -- probably some you don't even know about -- that perform at a much higher level than their peers. Find out who these people are and reward them, financially and with career opportunities. Having a PhD doesn't mean you can manage an organization.

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