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Updated January 30, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with and great benefits" (in 29 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)

  • "low salary, not learning so much, slow pace" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "IT support technician"

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    Former Employee - Support Technician in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Support Technician in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Management not too overbearing. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    A good amount of bureaucracy because of working for the University.


  2. "Don't get a student job at University Dining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    - staff are nice
    - customers are nice

    Cons

    - underpaid
    - quality of work is low

  3. "UW-Milwaukee"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment, surrounded by compassionate people

    Cons

    at times poor communication and service between campus and UW System

    Advice to Management

    strengthen team on campus or give them the resources to better serve client groups instead of placing them in a queue without updates on critical issues to staff in the schools/department


  4. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment for the research, very knowledgeable with scientific method

    Cons

    Pushy with money and didn't get all funding needed


  5. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good for a part time student job

    Cons

    The management is kind of bad.


  6. "Love this university"

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

    I worked at University of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment. Very smart people.

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  7. "TA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Awesome colleagues. Good experiences in job opportunity.

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to working externally.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    During my undergraduate years I worked as a research assistant in three different research laboratories focusing primarily on environmental and engineering research. The biggest pro is that the enormous variety of research conducted at the University presents the opportunity to try different fields and find your passion. I admired all my supervisors and enjoyed working as part of talented research teams that were passionate about their work and conducted impactful studies used by governments in policy design.

    Cons

    I have no cons to mention.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. "Solid Student Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    A good place to work if you are a student at the same university. Some positions are better than others.

    Cons

    There is only one raise that you get after working a certain number of months


  10. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Positive working enviornment

    Cons

    Repeated job duties, Slow-pace culture