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Updated February 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits, time is flexible with lots of time off and sick time, opportunities for training and advancement (in 27 reviews)

  • good benefits, great place to live, university is one of the top in the country, good people in the trenches (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Very cut-throat mentality, high level of "office politics", poor cooperation, hard to develop collaborations, poor work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Repetitive tasks, little opportunity for summer full time (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Research assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    great education to develop technical research

    Cons

    In terms of resources one step below to the top notch places


  2. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Its a great work environment. Good benefits, good community.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turn over in HR and they are not always very responsive or knowledgeable about HR policies.

    Advice to Management

    train HR reps better.

  3. "UW better than working for the State Gvmt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, time is flexible with lots of time off and sick time, opportunities for training and advancement

    Cons

    Work comes in ebbs and flows, very dependent on undergraduate students being on campus

    Advice to Management

    Management is very open and shares any expected changes in budget or work, only concerns are how raises are portioned out - always seems like director offices' get the bonuses


  4. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Great community, great opportunity. I am grateful for the job.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about. I am grateful for the job.

    Advice to Management

    Please increase the salary of TAs.


  5. "good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - atmosphere within community is simply gorgeous. Youth, skill, will and attitude in one place.

    Cons

    - certain negative changes induced by broader academic financial conditions as well as state politics.


  6. "Great environment"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, everyone is very friendly and willing to help, will work with you and your schedule!

    Cons

    There are no cons working here

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing wrong with management


  7. "Instructor of Record"

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    Current Employee - Instructor of Record
    Current Employee - Instructor of Record

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Understanding and support by departmental staff during a difficult family health crisis was excellent and heart-warming; flexibility to teach my class how I wanted (at least in the art department).

    Cons

    Not the best facilities in the humanities building for the art department. Room gets pretty packed with 22 students, making it uncomfortable to move around.

  8. "Graduate Student Rating"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a big university with a lot of opportunities
    Campus is nice and research facilities are well funded and up-to-date
    There is obviously a good amount of money currently in the UW system

    Cons

    Stipends are some of the lowest out there
    Madison is quickly becoming very expensive for a midwest city
    The future of the university is a little murky with Scott Walker at the helm of the state


  9. "Office Operations Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great variety and fast-pace environment; the benefits are great and affordable.

    Cons

    Being a University job, the pay isn't always great.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing bad to comment- management is always listening and taking suggestions into consideration.


  10. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent collaborative environment for research.

    Cons

    Parking is limited so alternative travel methods are required to get to work.


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