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University of Wisconsin-- River Falls Reviews

Updated March 23, 2019
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  1. "Head Baker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-- River Falls full-time

    Pros

    Quality equipment, good staff, competent managment

    Cons

    Summer non-consistent hours, school year schedule, 9 month contract


  2. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Academic Tutor
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -welcoming people
    -staff encourages the best in you
    -gives good criticism for improvement

    Cons

    -diversity can still improve on campus

  3. "SGA Director of Marketing and Outreach"

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

    Pros

    Great environment, always working for a good cause

    Cons

    Sometimes the technicalities and the politics can get frustrating


  4. "Tutoring services provide wonderful opportunity for students to gain teaching experience."

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

    Pros

    Gain experience as an educator

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours.


  5. "benefits don't pay the bills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-- River Falls full-time

    Pros

    Consistent goal is to support students.

    Cons

    Compensation is not fairly based on merit.

    Advice to Management

    It's 10x more expensive to replace great employees .


  6. "Student Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-- River Falls full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working within Student Affairs at UWRF is really quite pleasant. The other SA professionals are dedicated to developing programs and services that serve and support UWRF students to achieve their greatest potential.

    Cons

    Working within the state of Wisconsin university system is a challenge due to current state level leadership and funding related issues.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-- River Falls part-time

    Pros

    They really do have the best interest of their student employees in mind! Love working on campus as a student....Great people - Great job!

    Cons

    Many of the on campus jobs only work during the school year with no nights or weekends, which is great. However, if you are based on appointments that other students make, you basically get laid off earlier in the semester.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You really do have good values and morals. Keep it up and you will continue to have great employees coming to work for you.

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    "Great people, mediocre salary"

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    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer
    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This place really cares about the students and the mission of the university. The faculty, staff, and even the upper administration all seem to have an "in it together" attitude. I don't see the stark hierarchy that I've seen at some other institutions.

    Cons

    Well, it's in Wisconsin, so the state keeps cutting the budget, which means people are under increased pressure to do more with less, and this can wear on even the best people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Keep being an advocate for the students. Keep treating your faculty and staff (at all levels) with the respect that you do. Keep increasing your commitments to sustainability. Keep speaking up to Walker's assaults on public education. I don't envy you your job. Keep up the good work.


  9. "Rec & Sports"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-- River Falls part-time

    Pros

    Great for someone that is in school, Great for Work Study. Got to see the athletic events.

    Cons

    Bad Hours, Always had to pick up other people shifts. Have to do complex cleaning which consists of cleaning locker rooms and bathrooms.

    Advice to Management

    Get New Management, Hire more people, Pay wasn't great as we could work Fast Food and get paid more.


  10. "UW-River Falls"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, beautiful, friendly campus,

    Cons

    Administration out of touch with reality. Often decisions are based on knee-jerk reactions instead of long-term vision. Very siloed.