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Medical College of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated July 24, 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. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Execution of planes could be better


  2. "Good work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance although there is alot of variability among departments.Pay is average and benefits are good

    Cons

    Not alot of room for growth.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    excellent work environment and growth oppurtuntiies

    Cons

    no suggestions for MCW's cons


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Old fashioned, spiteful leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting people to work alongside. Academic atmosphere

    Cons

    Department of Surgery was an awful place to work-old fashioned administration, and mean spiteful people in charge of divisions in the department. Department practice is to look for someone they perceive as "weak" and then make work life unpleasant. A lot of gossip about resident's personal life and "evaluation" of spouse/significant other. Really disappointing that department administration allowed that to go on for so long.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out why so many people quit or are pushed out of your department and fix it. Department leadership needs to come into the 21st century and actually LEAD.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Executive Admin"

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    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.


  6. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative atmosphere. Great support for trainees.

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  7. "Clinical research coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stable hours and ok base pay.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance to new positions.

  8. "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.


  9. 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)


  10. "Good employer but departments can vary"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MCW is a fairly large employer. In theory, once you're in, you have many directions and opportunities to choose from.
    There are some really great leaders at MCW and the affiliated institutions.
    What an honorable mission to be a part of!

    Cons

    Some departments are outright terrible, from the employee perspective. I would caution against Surgery and Anesthesiology in general. Be it due to staffing levels, bad leadership, lack of support for staff/faculty, poor focus/low commitment to educational excellence, etc, there are departments you ought to avoid. Do your homework and try to speak with a few people in any prospective department who will level with you.

    Advice to Management

    Empower staff to do their jobs well; provide and support opportunities for learning and growth. Be respectful. Do not undercut, meddle unnecessarily, throw your teammates under the bus, or bully. Address strengths AND areas for improvement early and regularly. Hire the best candidates; don't simply hire who you think will be content to stay in the same role indefinitely. Foster a community of people who treat each other as equals. Understand that people tend to leave managers, not jobs. Address performance issues fairly, firmly, respectfully and clearly. If you can say something, you should generally be prepared to put it in writing and deal with the results. Your teammates want your team to be successful. You should want success for every team member. Be as supportive as you can be toward those employees who need to find work happiness elsewhere; better to have them gone and happy than with you and unhappy. Lead by example; think carefully about whether your colleagues should do as you do. Allow people to fail, allow people to succeed, but don't stack the deck either way. Give tools, not handouts. Respect job descriptions.


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