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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank
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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance: I wasn't even allowed to work more than the max hours on my appointment in a week" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Great staff, friendly work environment" (in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, bad job placement for grads" (in 48 reviews)

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

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  1. "Research assistan"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gives you an education, you choose when to work, healthy environment

    Cons

    Low salary, lost of work, low reputation


  2. "Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Work with great people, extremely flexible schedule

    Cons

    Repetitive work, working outside for long days during summer

  3. "UW-Housing Student Job Dining Hall"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Team Member in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours
    Laid-back work environment
    Good first job

    Cons

    Lower pay than other student jobs

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Peer Advisor at International Programs"

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    Former Employee - Peer Advisor
    Former Employee - Peer Advisor

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with other students was great.

    Cons

    The administrative chores could get monotonous.


  5. "Web dev intern"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer Intern in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Web Developer Intern in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    on campus, nice people to work with

    Cons

    low pay and hard to reach

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  6. "Family Medicine Resident"

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    Current Employee - Resident Physician, Family Medicine in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Resident Physician, Family Medicine in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    High volume of obstetrics and inpatient experiences with good variety and range of acuity. ICU experience helps with identifying critically ill patients.

    Cons

    Large system that sometimes increases administrative burden. Can be difficult to work with specialists. Program spans 3 hospitals with different version of the same EMR, which can make switching rotations difficult.

    Advice to Management

    May be able to decrease administrative burden by decreasing number of required training (HIIPA, etc.) and evaluations. Offering better feedback to residents in real time would be helpful to learning.


  7. "Beautiful place to work, good balance"

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

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional colleagues. Cutting edge research. Fantastic facilities. Great biking and walking nearby. Great benefits including reduced cost bus passes, great health care, world-class retirement system.

    Cons

    Ceiling on advancement depending on your degree. Once you hit a certain level there are no more steps up and no more raises. Consistent about punishing employees for supervisors behavious (i.e. if your supervisor does not complete your annual review, you are the one who cannot get a raise or be eligible for bonuses.) Parking costs are outrageous and if there's a game, it literally costs you to come to work on Saturday.

    Advice to Management

    To keep qualified and specialized personnel, you should institutionalize employee development and progressions. Should hold management positions accountable for completing bureaucratic requirements- or remove the bureaucratic requirements altogether.

  8. "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Lots of classes and events to help improve skills and network.

    Cons

    Depends on where to work micromanagement, strict schedule and not allowed to attend any events. Some will object you taking your leave unless it's approved in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to missed talents that runs away from the University.


  9. "Good co-workers, but micromanagers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best group of co-workers I could ask for.

    Cons

    Upper managers who feel the need to micromanage everything.

    Advice to Management

    Let the supervisors and managers manage. Upper managers who micromanage obviously do not have enough to do. Let people do their jobs.


  10. "Office Assistant Job Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    Couldn't work there after I graduated from the University.


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