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Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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  • Low pay, some departments(not mine) show favoritism (in 8 reviews)

  • Need more options for work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Executive Admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people within my department. The pay was decent enough for the work that I was doing.

    Cons

    No growth or development opportunities. Not treated with respect from others outside of my department

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is a valued employee

    Medical College of Wisconsin Response

    Jul 24, 2017

    We value your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to bring your comments to our attention.


  2. "Good company, good benefits, good people"

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    Current Employee - Quality Analyst II in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst II in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The department I'm in seems to be very family friendly, aiming to have a true work-life balance.

    Cons

    Recent switch in vacation and Sick Time accrual. Went from 24 sick days per year down to 7 days. However, in the same move I went from 17 to 20 days of vacation time.

    Medical College of Wisconsin Response

    Jul 24, 2017

    Thank you for the feedback.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Research Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great lab facilities - spacious lab benches, windows
    Access to core facilities
    Most major holidays off

    Cons

    Non-competitive salaries and personal time (16 days annually)
    Diminishing benefits (significantly reduced sick time), annual increases in health/vision/dental insurance
    Basic science research secondary to the institute's other goals
    Experiences will be heavily department specific:
    Very little career progression available
    Heavy expectations for after hours and weekend availability
    Department has a history of not retaining talent (combined effects of mismanagement, lack of career progression and uncompetitive salaries)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Many positives"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits (health care, 403B plan, vac days), MCW is growing, numerous professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Innovation does not seem to be a priority in general, leadership in some areas not strong

    Advice to Management

    continue efforts at clear, consistent communication


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Would recommend MCW, but not the CTO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Able to utilize prior medical knowledge and Epic skills on a daily basis
    Great coworkers, fun environment

    Cons

    Sitting all day, every day
    Work is tedious and can be frustrating at times


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on the Department"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dept. of Neurosurgery is amazing - really enjoyed working under my PI. I had really fun and challenging projects as well as a diverse array of projects.

    Cons

    I get the sense that MCW executives don't put forth much effort to make it easy on the researcher. Can be difficult to get funding with the high institutional costs. MCW's vision also seems a little unclear in terms of research.

    Advice to Management

    The MCW executives need to very clearly communicate the specifics of their vision for MCW research. After doing my PhD research and Postdoc research at or alongside MCW, the details of their vision for research remain indefinable.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin (More than a year)

    Pros

    MCW provides a very organized structure, I was very satisfied with benefit package and the hours my job required. There was always a feeling of being a part of something bigger.

    Cons

    In reviewing the job role, I don't believe there to be any "cons". The management was very upfront about expectations of the role and were more than willing to be train you.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Zero Opportunity for Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None. Zero. Not a single one.

    Cons

    Many. Low Pay. Eroding Benefits. Zero opportunity for advancement. Micromanagement....EXTREME micromanagement.


  9. "MCW"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Coordinator III in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Education Coordinator III in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful company with great initiatives and public service.

    Cons

    Leadership in some departments are difficult to work with and often do not see the benefit of staff workers.

    Advice to Management

    Job satisfaction varies significantly based on department.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Medical College of Wisconsin (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy to come to work everyday when you have great peers and colleagues. Employer has good benefits. Easy to strike a work and home life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as high as in private industry.


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