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Updated January 14, 2017
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  1. "Laboratory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at UW-La Crosse full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work with friendly people. Very nice, growing campus with very good science and health programs. Flexible schedule is a plus!

    Cons

    Bureaucracy impedes productivity. Funding is dependent on politics, which hasn't favored us in Wisconsin as of late. Not much room to move up.


  2. "Solid Mid-Size Institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UW-La Crosse (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Location, Friendly People, Fulfilling Work

    Cons

    Small Budget, Very Little Career Development


  3. "Not a bad gig in school"

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    Former Employee - HelpDesk Assistant
    Former Employee - HelpDesk Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UW-La Crosse part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very easy to schedule around classes. No nights, holidays, or weekends. You're working with other students and also professional staff who are also pretty cool.

    Cons

    You have almost no power. You will be over ruled on basically everything. It's also basically impossible to be fired (one guy no call/no showed a whole week and wasn't fired), so you will sometimes be picking up other's slack.

    Advice to Management

    Treat students like real employees. That's really my only advice, but there is a twenty word minimum, so I'm typing this as well.


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  5. "Former Professor"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UW-La Crosse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues. La Crosse is a great place to live.

    Cons

    Zero support from state, very little from university administration. I was a tenured professor at UW-La Crosse. The state cuts to education resulted in my take home pay falling for a number of years. Additionally, I faced salary compression and inversion compared to new hires with no experience. As one of the few tenured members of my department, I had to take on more of the service work due to turnover of tenured and non-tenured faculty. A disproportionate of my job ended up being service on search and screen (hiring) committees for new faculty. Meanwhile, the university had plenty of money to build new buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Support your faculty. Stand up to the people outside of the university who attack higher education and educators. Stop building new buildings that bring with them increased maintenance costs.


  6. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good way to build resume and get teaching experience, work only 2 days per week.

    Cons

    No job security, low pay for the amount of work outside classes preparing lectures and grading projects.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with adjuncts about rehire status


  7. "resarch"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Business Development in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UW-La Crosse (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place to work and excell

    Cons

    In fact there is no cons

    Advice to Management

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  8. "Graduate assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UW-La Crosse part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to interact with faculty and community through data analysis, evaluations, and program planning. I had a great experience to grow as a young professional.

    Cons

    It was difficulty at time to meet up and work with the professors because they were incredibly busy but otherwise it was good

    Advice to Management

    Allow the students to take on some bigger projects, I know it's hard to let go some control but it really beneficial for students to learn and be independent


  9. "Go Eagle"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UW-La Crosse (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice advisor, challenging jobs, great team.

    Cons

    No cons at all. Really great opportunity.


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    "Student Work - Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UW-La Crosse part-time

    Pros

    Working at UW-L is great. You get to know the important people on campus and make connections that last forever. Everything is pretty close together and hours are perfect for students also taking classes at the University.

    Cons

    Sometimes there wasn't much to do. Must be a self-starter and creative to work within campus services. Must be responsible and be able to manage time with course load and work at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Create more projects for students to work on. Promote student involvement on campus and promote clubs/organizations. Work harder to promote a sense of being on campus and school spirit. Seriously lacking in this department at UW-L.


  11. "cuts in education"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Lecturer in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    La Crosse is a beautiful place to live - situated between the bluffs and the Mississippi River

    Cons

    There is less and less funding for education so cuts have to be made.

    Advice to Management

    Please be creative in thinking of ways to retain teachers and to maintain high standards of education for the students.



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