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Updated July 6, 2017
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  1. "Financial Aid Office Assistant"

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

    I worked at UW-La Crosse part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly staff. Scheduling is very flexible to class schedule and is a wonderful job to have on campus and near housing.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be monotonous but otherwise not bad for a few hours a day in between classes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and positive atmosphere!


  2. "Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UW-La Crosse part-time

    Pros

    Great job for a student!

    Cons

    I did not have any downsides of working at UWL

  3. "Resident Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly fun environment
    Lovely staff to work with
    Experienced and helpful management
    Highly supportive with managing other activities and work
    Free room and board

    Cons

    Room sharing as a RA originally wasn't great, but turned out to be a fantastic experience with my roomie!
    AC in the old halls would've been nice during the hot months!
    Otherwise great place to work! Thanks

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  4. "Depends"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse full-time

    Pros

    Potentially great place to work, if you're in the right department

    Cons

    Extremely political environment that lacks effective leadership

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the big picture and allow UWL to be the great place it can be!


  5. "Office Assistant"

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

    I worked at UW-La Crosse part-time

    Pros

    Able to impact students on campus and provide a benefit to community members. Hours were flexible based on schedule.

    Cons

    Not too many downsides to working here.


  6. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at UW-La Crosse part-time

    Pros

    Small, friendly campus community where you can really get to know your students

    Cons

    Issues of transparency, strong leadership, inclusivity


  7. "Laboratory Manager"

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

    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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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