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Updated May 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with and great benefits" (in 28 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. "Associate Research Specialist"

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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

    Great research University. You have access to many talented researchers. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Low salary and long hours


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good city and good weather in summer

    Cons

    Cold in winter and bad road condition

  3. "Research Scientists"

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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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful state of the art building, supporting green initiatives and scientist collaborations. Daily tea and coffee served at 3pm to bring workers together. Has many symposiums and children's programs hosted here. Has its own cafe and restaurant inside.

    Cons

    They decided to put only one set of bathrooms in the building to facilitate communication amongst scientists, while it is unlikely people would strike up as many conversations here.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a few more pots of coffee at tea at 3 as they usually run out in the first 5-10 minutes, or earlier int he day as sometimes it's hard to make it to 3 without coffee.


  4. "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


  5. "Business Intelligence"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great benefits

    Cons

    Not many new challenging and exciting challenges


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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