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Updated May 18, 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)

  • Independent and fast paced working environment (in 66 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. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, people and pay

    Cons

    Working on “soft money” is difficult


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Asisitant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Asisitant in Madison, WI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I would say this is really fantastic position. Besides, great location, neighbors, people, and so and so. Salary is good. Benefits are also good.

    Cons

    I cannot find many to complaint. Maybe, a bit beaurocratic? But this is natural to any university across the world. maybe too cold in winter?

    Advice to Management

    please continue to have a great environment. I think, you are doing a fantastic great terrific jobs. maybe, you could be a bit more harsh to dysfunctional persons, who are any way minority.

  3. "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

    High quality research and facilities

    Cons

    low diversity in students, employees


  4. "front desk receptionist"

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

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

    Pros

    chill environment
    people are friendly

    Cons

    can get frustrating sometimes

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Great gig. Wish it could have been permanent."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    The intellectual community was both stimulating and supportive. I learned so much from my peers and colleagues. I felt enriched daily by their knowledge. I very much enjoyed teaching at UW-Madison. My students were committed and intellectually rigorous. All in all, a very positive experience.

    Cons

    I struggled to establish good working relationship with my mentor. I also wish I felt more integrated into my home department, but, perhaps, that is just the nature of temporary, non-tenure track academic employment...?


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good university with a huge staff body

    Cons

    People can be self-absorbent at times.

    Advice to Management

    should be less manipulative


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time

    Pros

    Excellent town, pretty good health insurance and life balance

    Cons

    Low pay, school revolves around sports not science.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to graduate students, they are your future.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with great people, smart supervisors and smart colleagues

    Cons

    The people around you are too smart sometimes you feel like you need to work more


  9. "Assistant Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Time can be flexible, which is good.

    Cons

    Low Pay for your degree


  10. "Undergraduate Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Great professional development opportunities across campus; great benefits; flexibility; ability to get involved in shared governance; people; culture of progress and improvement; belief in the "Wisconsin Idea" (i.e. university should benefit greater state, nation, and world).

    Cons

    Outdated compensation system, although the problem is recognized and there is an effort underway to address it.


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