University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor  Rebecca M. Blank
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329 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great pay and great work environment(in 94 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, relaxed work enviroment(in 80 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay (as expected) and a lot depends on your advisor(in 74 reviews)

  • "Low salary, not a lot of protection if overworked or otherwise taken advantage of(in 33 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 6, 2021 - Unemployed in Madison, WI
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      Pros

      Flexible scheduling, opportunities for advancement as a student employee, great work environment

      Cons

      Busy on top of academics, sometimes unable to get as many hours as I'd like, University admin completely disregards the wellbeing of student employees

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      May 5, 2021 - Researcher, PhD Candidate in Madison, WI
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      Pros

      Friendly people, great city, laid-back environment, full of curious people

      Cons

      Pay is not commensurate with experience!

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good environment

      Apr 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Fostering environment; great opportunity to learn and practice your craft.

      Cons

      None at this time to report.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

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      May 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great school people are friendly

      Cons

      Not much to do here in the city

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      University of Wisconsin, Madison

      Apr 29, 2021 - Associate Program Specialist in Madison, WI
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      Pros

      Good environment, supportive team, good work life balance

      Cons

      Not much chances for growth internally

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Opportunity in Clinical Research

      Apr 28, 2021 - Clinical Research Coordinator At UW Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, WI
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      Pros

      - Educational atmosphere, opportunity to receive ACRP accreditation (CCRC, etc) - Flexible hours and great benefits/leave options - Passionate teams working towards common goal of curing cancer - Great work/life balance, allows for remote work - Leadership opportunities within the organization

      Cons

      - Poor salary allowance, raises are rare - Not much opportunity for career growth or advancement

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to pursue Ph.D. career

      Apr 27, 2021 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Supportive environment, diversity and inclusion

      Cons

      Away from big cities. Long winters.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent University for Computer Science Graduate Students

      Apr 25, 2021 - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
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      Pros

      A lot of opportunities for computer science graduate students.

      Cons

      Madison can be too cold during the winter

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      May 6, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
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      Pros

      flexible - but not worth the flexibility

      Cons

      too many hours and not enough pay

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good employer

      Apr 23, 2021 - Program Assistant in Madison, WI
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      Pros

      Great benefits and paid leave days

      Cons

      Too cold weather and not much growth

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