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Updated August 7, 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. "Great place to work even though the state political climate makes it tough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work; focused on clientele and helping improve their lives and businesses; great people!

    Cons

    Say "life-work balance" but not really much support to help achieve this; don't expect a private industry salary; state political climate against education is tough and creates uncertainties going forward


  2. "pleasant and respectful workplace"

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    Current Employee - Associate Microbiologist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Microbiologist in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -academic atmosphere
    -emphasis on work-life balance
    -respectful management with a focus on equity and inclusion
    -my managers do not micromanage or hover, but are always available when I need them

    Cons

    -past issues with this specific department not being inclusive toward women - there has been a focus on remediating the problem since a few months before I was hired, and efforts/reorganization are ongoing at the time of this review

    Advice to Management

    Keep being respectful and kind to your employees - it's truly an enjoyable place to work right now, and I feel a lot of loyalty to our department.

  3. "Caterer"

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    Current Employee - Help in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Help in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice hours. They're very accomodating.

    Cons

    Tough work, can be a long day.


  4. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Art Teacher
    Former Employee - Art Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and supportive administration staff.

    Cons

    Not many full time teaching positions.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Student job"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Flexible for students taking classes at the same time

    Cons

    Low pay but every job without a degree is

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  6. "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


  7. "labview programer and firmware and control engineer"

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    Former Employee - Labview Programmer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Labview Programmer in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    have a good confidence, on time, can manage projects in critical time,

    Cons

    try to do every thing by myself

  8. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Good staff, flexible hours, and exciting projects.

    Cons

    None that I have encountered so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up to good work!


  9. "CEOEL Part Timer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and understanding coworkers and management.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything.


  10. "Very nice location!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    People are nice. No politics in the department.

    Cons

    Winter, winter, winter...Winter is too long

    Advice to Management

    More funding would make the management more efficient


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