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Madison Area Technical College Reviews

Updated January 27, 2019
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Pros
  • "They are very flexible and genuine when it comes to the work/life balance which, in my opinion, is huge" (in 3 reviews)

  • "great benefits, salary, facility, students" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Administration does not appreciate part-time staff, including some of the full-time instructors I work with" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Full-time faculty pay is 3x part-time for same work)" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience for Student Aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Madison Area Technical College part-time

    Pros

    Great work experience for students in the Fine Arts Program.

    Cons

    Not many hours available for student workers.


  2. "Just way too much back stabbing of colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Madison Area Technical College part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary was good. Benefit people, some knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Where do I start....Communicate with staff, before you make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Fact find. Make clear statements on what you are doing and what I am doing. Don't make light of other people's situations

  3. "faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits, salary, facility, students

    Cons

    management, turnover, good place to work


  4. "Loved my time there!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and fair comp!

    Cons

    Moving for PT to FT wait is 1 year :/


  5. "Financial Aid Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Madison Area Technical College full-time

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work for. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    No raises. Advancement is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a reason to stay.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Toxic environment, bullying coming from the top"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Area Technical College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Fear-based environment. The two men at the top who currently have the most power use bullying, intimidation, humiliation, and aggressive behavior as their leadership style. Nobody feels safe to report it. It has created the worst environment we've ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Interview employees and investigate the behavior of the president (Jack Daniels) and the vice president of human resources (Jeff Reeves). They do not uphold the College value of respect.

    Madison Area Technical College Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the feedback. Madison College promotes values of excellence and respect as well as a commitment to students and diverse communities and making higher education affordable to all. We... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Area Technical College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and caring management.

    Cons

    It takes too much time to receive feedback from management on certain work tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to employee initiatives.

  8. "Madison Area Technical College"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Area Technical College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work environment
    - Friendly and helpful professors

    Cons

    - Atrocious pay
    - Incredibly political at times
    - Administrative staff (Laboratory Management) operates with little oversight

    Advice to Management

    More oversight for Administrative Staff, pay-grade audits necessary.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "You have to love teaching to stay motivated."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Truax, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Truax, WI

    I have been working at Madison Area Technical College part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love teaching. Some of the students are excellent to work with.

    Cons

    Administration does not appreciate part-time staff, including some of the full-time instructors I work with. Instead of a student-focus goal of providing quality instruction from a team-based perspective, there is a consistent reinforcement of part-timers are there to fill empty spaces and are easily replaceable.


  10. "College Advisors"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Madison Area Technical College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are very engaged and diverse group, very willing to assist students figure out their way through the maze of available courses and appropriate to take for their majors.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to share about our advisors.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on students