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University of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun work environment, everyone is pretty open-minded, flexible scheduling (in 22 reviews)

  • Great benefits and culture here (in 21 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. "Great place to work even though the state political climate makes it tough"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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!


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "Average State Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Wisconsin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, never boring, good benefits

    Cons

    Inflexible, no home/work life balance, zero opportunity for advancement, cronyism, elitist culture, poor distribution of work load, rules and benefits are not applied equally, resistant to change or new ideas, "this is the way we've always done it" mentality, zero training for new staff

    Advice to Management

    Develop onboarding processes and training for new staff, advance staff fairly as they progress in their career role, stop the practice of hiring friends and former coworkers, develop a more modern and flexible schedule, develop policies and enforce them - administration needs to enforce the business decisions they are making and not expect the 'worker bees' to have all the backbone/push much resisted changes through unsupported by managers.


  10. "Great Place For Students and Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment, everyone is pretty open-minded, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Minimum wage for student workers can be increased


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