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Updated February 18, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank
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  • Low pay, bad job placement for grads (in 45 reviews)

  • no work/life balance, extremely long work hours (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time

    Pros

    Madison is a beautiful city to live in.

    Cons

    Long winters with cold weather


  2. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Good environment in which to work

    Cons

    Low pay, bad job placement for grads

  3. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Easy jobs, very busy during the weekend

    Cons

    My manager is a tough person. She didn't want to see anyone not working even though there was no customers there. If you are just staying there and do nothing she will come over, and criticize you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a better manager to take charge of all employers


  4. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good job for a student

    Cons

    No cons for this job.


  5. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Very Understanding and flexible with students.

    Cons

    Minimum wage in Wisconsin is still fairly low.


  6. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, everything is great

    Cons

    there are no cons here


  7. "Student Worker"

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

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and bosses
    Fun working environment

    Cons

    Schedule could change around a lot

  8. "Lab Work"

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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great mentors

    Cons

    Not many hours and low salary as student worker

    Advice to Management

    Great Job


  9. "Help Desk"

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    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Madison, WI
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed place to work with different challenges everyday.
    Coworkers are nice and helpful
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Sometimes many of the customers ask the same questions.
    You never know how busy you will be when you show up.


  10. "Undergrad Student Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Student Researcher in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Student Researcher in Madison, WI
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to experiment and come up with new reactions/products.

    Cons

    Couldn't work enough hours because of schoolwork.


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