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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated October 17, 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 50 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great work atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun and positive atmosphere for a student.

    Cons

    No major downsides of working this job.


  2. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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

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

    Pros

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an incredible institution for postdoctoral experience. They offer many services for postdocs, like workshops to build your CV and resume, to leadership courses for STEM careers.

    Cons

    I have had no negative experiences while working for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Research Assistant"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    It is relatively flexible in terms of time compared to being a teaching assistant. There are plenty of opportunities to closely work with professors on projects.

    Cons

    This is not a lucrative position (but you can interpret it as being paid to accumulate knowledge and skills).


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great researchers to work with

    Cons

    Too many policy to follow


  5. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stable friendly reliable fair good

    Cons

    cold weather blows otherwise ok


  6. "Help Desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    They help out the newcomers very well and hours are flexible for students.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "Undergraduate student working part-time at Union"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Being an undergraduate student at UW-Madison was great, this review pertains to my part-time employment at Memorial Union.

    Flexible work schedule, understanding supervisors, easy/simple work.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, low pay, untipped job. There's a reason most student workers quit after working at Memorial Union for about one or two months.

  8. "IT Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Educated users - bringing a lot of challenges to the unit.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities in current position.

    Advice to Management

    Training for everyone.


  9. "Great school and student work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Flexible student job opportunities in many labs.

    Cons

    Not applicable at this time.


  10. "UW student System Admin"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make your own hours.

    Cons

    Student position, had to move on.


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