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University of Wisconsin Madison Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, variety of work, potential for other opportunities (in 24 reviews)

  • good benefits, great place to live, university is one of the top in the country, good people in the trenches (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance hard to maintain (in 5 reviews)

  • university has lots of budget cuts and farlough days for employees in recent days (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "world-class university"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Madison, WI
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    world-class university with a long tradition and state-of-the-art instrumentation, nice people

    Cons

    funding situation might get worse in the future, IP management bad for employees that invent


  2. "Nice Place, Not for Me"

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    Former Employee - Athletics Video Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Athletics Video Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, great place to live, university is one of the top in the country, good people in the trenches

    Cons

    directors and upper management are less personable

  3. "University of Wiscondin"

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    Former Employee - Class Lecturer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Class Lecturer in Madison, WI

    I worked at University of Wisconsin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Madison is a great city.

    Cons

    The winter weather can be a burden.


  4. "Financial Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The campus is beautiful. The benefits are very good.

    Cons

    The work load is usually overwhelming. The management is top heavy. The pay is average.


  5. "Student Lead"

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    Current Employee - Lead in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Lead in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You have a lot of independence

    Cons

    It can be unorganized sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, they're great


  6. "Great place to start, lots of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many great options to move to different departments and colleges
    Coworkers are pretty easy to get along with depending on where you are
    Good benefits
    Overall pretty good salary

    Cons

    Salary freeze
    Budget issues
    Lack of diversity


  7. "Good Research"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI

    Pros

    great people, and work environment, beautiful university, a lot of things to do around the university and the administrative staff is great and very helpgul

    Cons

    The facilities are old and since the university is really big you need to take a shuttle to get around and the winters are really really cold

  8. "Assistant Director"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with college students and impacting their lives. Great supportive community within Student Affairs.

    Cons

    Student affairs employees are important but undervalued when it comes to salary.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and the work they do.


  9. "good environment for college students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent academic environment for students

    Cons

    very expensive to survive as a student


  10. "Research Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    Pros

    Very good reputation, cosmopolitan environment, access to resources

    Cons

    Complicated system, different departments are located very far from each other

    Advice to Management

    Make the bureaucratic system simpler


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