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Medical College of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated August 2, 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. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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.

  3. "MCW"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "research scientist"

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

    I worked at Medical College of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Interesting research fields for scientists.
    Decent benefits and paid leave.
    Hiring process was fast.

    Cons

    low pay. poor management. IT infrastructure and support, especially for high performance computing, is poor to non-existent.
    Milwaukee is a poor location for a scientific career.

    Advice to Management

    acquire and retain high potential scientist/managers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - IS Manager II in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - IS Manager II in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with a community of gifted care providers that strive to provide the best care. Intellectual community where opinions are sought out and respected. Benefits package is very generous.

    Cons

    Academic community is not necessarily the best group for people management. Large egos and little oversight can drastically change a department's culture for the worse. The opportunities for advancement can be quite limited. I find myself looking for an exit after 15 years on campus.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees a better opportunity to provide candid feedback to management.. I see the biggest producers and best performers being knocked down by department administrators who run their department like a king with absolute power.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The HMGC was not what I expected"

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    Former Employee - Systems Specialist III in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist III in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation. There were 3 people that I worked with in the HMGC that were always helpful and I could always confide in them. Kim, Kerry, and Jennifer.

    Cons

    Decentralized IT meant conflicting directives
    No structure to doing things
    Staff was resistant to changes I tried to implement
    No control over the budget, which I felt was not justified for a senior level role
    Nothing was documented
    No real standards were followed
    Took too long to get hardware ordered
    Had to rely too much on old hardware due to grant-based funding
    Little to no support from the then-HMGC interim administrator and the Department Chair for Physiology
    Everything was done manually, which meant more mistakes
    IT was the last area in the HMGC/Department of Physiology to get any kind of funding
    No real lifecycle management for the IT assets
    Doctors get top billing over everyone else

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change. Support your IT staff even when they make changes that you disagree with. When you hire someone with an outside perspective, listen to their perspective and ACT on those suggestions or else they will leave just like I did. Stop treating the doctors like infallible gods.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant Sr"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, great people, sick days, coworkers

    Cons

    Short breaks, constant management turnover, no room to advance, little management support

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism, listen to staff when issues arise, be supportive not critical, show appreciation for staff


  9. "Great Hospital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Academic hospital, good benefits and salaries

    Cons

    Management often inappropriate, parking difficult


  10. "Research Technologist I"

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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

    Supportive work environment, allowed me to get my work done while pursuing research goals within the framework of my research lab. Flexible basic science research position.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of was working for the Medical College of Wisconsin in clinical research (another job I had w/ MCW) where schedule was not as flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reach out to staff here at MCW as many of us are pursuing other careers in healthcare and therefore would be interested in contributing beyond our current position - I did this and it helped me shape my career as a physician-scientist.


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