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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank
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  • "Low pay, bad job placement for grads" (in 51 reviews)

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

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  1. "Awesome University"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UW-Madison is probably the best public school in the US. They have good education and awesome computer science department.

    Cons

    Nothing. UW-Madison is awesome. Great environment to work at.


  2. "Student Medical Assistant, University Health Services, UW-Madison"

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    Current Employee - Student Medical Assistant, University Health Services
    Current Employee - Student Medical Assistant, University Health Services
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good mentors, friendly work environment, good experience

    Cons

    Low pay, only two shifts you can work

    Advice to Management

    Have as open a schedule as you can manage

  3. "Departmental IT Helpdesk Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time

    Pros

    Good chance to learn a lot and helps with personal growth.

    Cons

    Low hourly wage - but it's meant to be a student hourly job so it kinda makes sense.


  4. "Very Good"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good insurance, Madison is nice

    Cons

    Cold, cold, cold, cold, cold


  5. "Greenhouse Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours with great management who are sympathetic and accommodating with taking time off.

    Cons

    Non applicable at this time


  6. "Senior Web Developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had a lot of autonomy. A laid back work environment. Due to university licensing, you have access to all the latest software. Excellent retirement and healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    It can get repetitive and boring. Not much chance for advancement. Lower pay than corporate position.


  7. "Good student employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Management is approachable, sets clear expectations

    Cons

    Not always the best salary

  8. "Reliable and satisfying work"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits (tho they seem to slowly be diminishing)
    Location
    Very stable and reliable job

    Cons

    Parking is a huge con
    Limited on salary increases
    Low salary compared to private sector

    Advice to Management

    Parking PLEASE


  9. "Working as Undraduate"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Madison great place to live, Divers groups to collaborate with if necessary

    Cons

    Facilities are occasionally in disrepair


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    UW-Madison provides good health benefit.

    Cons

    Teaching Assistant salary is comparatively lower than its peer institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Should increase salary more!