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University of Wisconsin-Madison CEO Rebecca M. Blank
Rebecca M. Blank
157 Ratings
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  • "Low pay, only two shifts you can work(in 52 reviews)

  • "no work/life balance, extremely long work hours(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Work in a research lab"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Really are trying to help give you the skills you need in research or in the general workforce

      Cons

      Are often given jobs of little importance so that the important work is done by PhD candidates or PhD's

    • "Vibrant, exciting place to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Positive energy, place to explore ideas in service to people of Wisconsin, supportive and progressive work environment, good benefits

      Cons

      Sometime easy to get locked into a role

    • "Very good part time position for students."

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        Current Employee - Teaching Assistant 

        I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        This job pays well, at least in the CS department, compared to other on campus opportunities. It is also very flexible in terms of hours, and teaching people is always very fun.

        Cons

        Don’t see any negatives so far.

      • "Supportive community of graduate researchers and faculty"

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

        I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Fun social atmosphere for graduate students. It's perfectly acceptable to work a normal 40 hour week, grab beers with students/faculty in the evening, and take a few weeks of true vacation throughout the year.

        Cons

        Pay isn't very competitive, but it's not horrible considering cost-of-living.

        Advice to Management

        Keep fostering a positive, relaxed atmosphere for graduate students. My colleagues here are so much happier than at some other R1 institutions and just as productive.

      • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Program Assistant 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great place to work, I feel like my work is valued and appreciated. Coworkers are friendly and there are many great professional development courses available!

        Cons

        It's difficult to move up within your department or the university.

      • "Great school for biomedical research trainings"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

          Pros

          It provides a very collaborative environment for research; Madison is a nice place to live in.

          Cons

          Graduate school should make a little more effort on educating their grad students on career development (especially outside academia).

        • "Good job experience"

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          Current Employee - Communications 

          I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Welcoming, open minded, nice, listen to suggestions

          Cons

          I don’t really have cons for the university

        • "Great"

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            Current Employee - Supervisor 

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

            Pros

            Great place to work for sure

            Cons

            Could be more diverse and less open to change

          • "Great College Job"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
            Recommends
            Neutral Outlook

            I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time for more than 2 years

            Pros

            Fun work environment, get the chance to eat a lot of cheese, generally a good place to work.

            Cons

            Some tedious work, eating so much cheese can get a little old.

          • "Nice place"

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              Current Employee - Research Assistant 

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

              Pros

              Nice people and environment in the work.

              Cons

              City is too small and quiet in the summer.

              Advice to Management

              Deadline is always short to delivery what they want

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