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Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, variety of work, potential for other opportunities (in 24 reviews)

  • Great place to meet people and get more involved in the school (in 16 reviews)

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

  • Many of the full time managers aren't helpful or knowledgeable, and the supervisors (students) are often left doing a majority of the work (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and live

    Cons

    Too cold during the winter


  2. "world-class university"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    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


  3. "Phone Interviewer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    it was a structured survey job that was not too demanding

    Cons

    strict in terms of how research was conducted. You couldn't laugh on the phone or stray from the script at all, or your managers would give you a bad review

    Advice to Management

    let the phone interviewers have a little more leniency in order to let them conduct more successful interviews


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  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy to get involved in a variety of areas and projects. Good networking opportunities. Excellent resume builder.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for promotions, disconnect between departments, constant staffing changes.


  6. "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.


  7. "Great environment and beautiful campus"

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

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and facilities in entire campus

    Cons

    there I found no cons


  8. "Great opportunity"

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

    I worked at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, variety of work, potential for other opportunities.

    Cons

    Some team members more than took advantage of the generous sick time and other lack of management supervision.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the employees better.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wide range of research topics, collaborative, good facilities

    Cons

    Current state government cutting funding for the University


  10. "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.


  11. "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



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