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University of Wisconsin-Madison Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank
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  1. "Good people trying to do good work."

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    Former Employee - Student Hourly Technical Service Representative in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Student Hourly Technical Service Representative in Madison, WI
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They were knowledgeable of their respective fields.
    They would work to find info not on hand, or to reach the goal that was requested.
    Each group was very personable and outgoing.

    Cons

    Um... How do I put this? This is academia, the knowledgeable ones are getting on elderly, and most never really knew computers in their youth or as they developed. As the former tech support, my experience had more to do with holding hands and fostering trust that the machine won't explode. Okay, that's harsh, but my job was to make the computers work.
    Odd politics between member groups and the Division. Just something that kept my head low and unconcerned

    Advice to Management

    Not a whole lot. I'd guess you should make it so there is more community feel between the groups and the Division, but that's just a thought.


  2. "great colleagues, great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director Information Technology in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Director Information Technology in Madison, WI
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    welcoming collegial collaborative working environment

    Cons

    hard to get decisions made

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    environment here is very comfortable. people are nice and life is easier.

    Cons

    life is a little boring here and there are not many great professors and great opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    have more excellent professors


  4. "ask for English proficiency to test if they will provide funding"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Just normal chat, the professor is very friendly

    Cons

    nothing too technical, it is just an entry level test


  5. "A good place to work as graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very strong academic research ranking in most of its disciplines. There are students from all over the world so you will not feel lonely.
    The city is nice too, very beautiful. Every time when I travel to other cities for business, I will miss Madison.

    Cons

    Long winter with snow. If you are OK with that (but most time in room), there is no complain.
    This is a public university. Due ti the poor economy, it funding has been reduced.


  6. "The best on-campus job I ever had!"

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    Current Employee - Peer Advisor in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Peer Advisor in Madison, WI
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone in CCAS is really supportive and encouraging. If I'm ever in doubt or have questions about campus resources/academic requirements etc, my colleagues are always there to help me out.

    Cons

    None. Everything is great! I really enjoyed working at CCAS

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you are doing!


  7. "Research associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
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    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good location, nice working place

    Cons

    It is kind of cold here at winter

  8. "I am very happy at UW-Madison"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great school and great people. Good administrative support.

    Cons

    We've had serious budget issues coming down from the governor


  9. "Wisconsin Madison is really a great university."

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    Current Employee - Student in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Student in Madison, WI
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Beautiful, safe, people are so nice that you feel home. Also, as a general university, you can learn a lot more than just Engineering. Your friends from psychology, business, or even philosophy can always teach you something new.

    Cons

    A little cold during Winter. Also, I have to say that the university's budget is a little too tight...


  10. "Gained lots of very valuable experience around tons of smart people"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Smart people, beautiful campus, decent salary, good location, very friendly and helpful staff when you need them, lots of great campus resources available, booming student life

    Cons

    Wisconsin weather can get very cold at times, downtown Madison doesn't really compare to the rest of big city downtown areas

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees what they need to do their job!


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