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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank
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  1. "Very good employer"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good location, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    too cold in the winter


  2. "Student Library Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for a student position, work was largely done independently, very flexible schedule

    Cons

    Work was sometimes tedious and boring

  3. "A graduate student experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Location, location, location. The University attracts the best students and researchers for a motivated working environment with the added bonus of being situated in the thriving capital city of Wisconsin.

    Cons

    The cost of living in Madison is high, and the pay rates are low for a Big 10 university. Living here is doable, however, and the cons are far outweighed by the overall benefits.


  4. "Solid University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people -- mostly smart, mostly kind, mostly heelpful

    Cons

    Too big for its own good


  5. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment. Great students and instructors.

    Cons

    Many challenges that are not clearly communicated.


  6. "Good opportunities for grad students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Tuition remission
    - Flexible schedule
    - Health/dental benefits

    Cons

    - Work spills over to evenings and weekends


  7. "WEI is a positive work environment"

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

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Amazing new facilities. The building is beautiful. There is state of the art research being done here

    Cons

    I have no Cons about WEI. The government should give them more money to do research

  8. "DoIT ASP .NET Devleoper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a student it is convenient working close to campus. They have very flexible hours. You work with an in-demand skillset so you will be desirable to other companies should you choose to leave.

    Cons

    The salary is the biggest con. As a student the salary they pay you is barely above minimum wage, even though you could do Co-Ops at other companies for twice as much.


  9. "Academic Staff-Business Operations"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Business Operations Specialist in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a lot of outside training provided

    Cons

    Poor pay and rarely receive raises or incentives


  10. "Not a bad gig"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison (More than a year)

    Pros

    The professor I taught for set clear expectations

    Cons

    Not too flexible about missing class


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