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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2020

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4.4
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor  Rebecca M. Blank
Rebecca M. Blank
208 Ratings
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  • "Low pay which is typical for academic institutions(in 63 reviews)

  • "Low salary compared to private sector(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to study"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great education and connections with industry

    Cons

    Graduate stipends are lower than other Big10 schools

    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-03-26
  2. "Good student job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people Work with other students Choose own hours

    Cons

    A lot of training, development presentations

    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-03-16
  3. "Good place to work and friendly people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of people are friendly to work with. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    If you are in urgent for something, they are slow at processing documents and information.

    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-03-10
  4. "Progressive university with good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment and "Midwest nice" people. Training is thorough and excellent. Major focus on students and rigorous scientific training. Very competitive to get in, but once in, one is taken care of and given what is needed to thrive. Very resource rich (all 1's on federal grants for environment)

    Cons

    Standard academic bureaucracy. Not much support if not self-funded or after funding runs out. Postdoctoral voices in representation minimal but growing. State support minimal.

    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-03-24
  5. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Office Associate in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The health insurance is great. Also, lots of sick time and personal time.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive.

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    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-03-08
  6. "Great place, great city"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Interesting research, good benefits, accessible

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-03-06
  7. "Easy job, fun depending on your station, pay could've been better"

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    Former Employee - Team Member 
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Deli station was the best. It was fast paced.

    Cons

    - Pay was meh. You get paid, from what I remember, $10.25 when you first start and they raise it by $.25 every semester - You might have annoying supervisors. Most were good.

    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-03-20
  8. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the quality of the students

    Cons

    very poor compensation for the hours required

    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-03-05
  9. "Generous pay in an amazing job"

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

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing pay, benefits, co-workers and job environment.

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking in some buildings, and an obnoxious amount at that.

    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-02-29
  10. "Great Learning Experiences"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    It's very helpful to learn from Graduate students and Post-Docs. Getting hands-on experience in your future career field is extremely valuable and it's a great opportunity to work for a research lab on campus.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to perform tests or procedures in the research lab that you haven't learned about in class yet which makes it difficult to understand the nuances.

    University of Wisconsin-Madison2020-02-27
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