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  1. "Very Enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in River Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in River Falls, WI
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-- River Falls part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to do my homework at the desk, laid back working environment, positive social interactions, keeps you busy.

    Cons

    Odd scheduling times, Hard to get shifts covered due to illness or vacations, minimal hours (3-4 hour shifts twice a week)

    Advice to Management

    Have the desk open for a longer period of time so that students can make some more money. Chances are they aren't making enough money to sustain themselves.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great students, great place to live, but being destroyed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    My colleagues are some of the most supportive and dedicated people I have ever worked with and it genuinely feels like a family amongst the employees.

    Cons

    The UW System is being ripped about by the Governor and Legislature of Wisconsin.

    Advice to Management

    Need to make more informed decisions regarding how to handle severe budget cuts and think more strategically instead of in the short term.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Office Associate"

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    Current Employee - University Office Associate in River Falls, WI
    Current Employee - University Office Associate in River Falls, WI

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-- River Falls full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with. Working with and for students

    Cons

    Budget situation stress, no raises, benefits being decreased.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great management but, the pay is to low."

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    Current Employee - Facilities Management/Custodian in River Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Facilities Management/Custodian in River Falls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-- River Falls full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Vacation, sick time and holiday pay as well as good benefits. The managers are really approachable and take an intrest in your opinions and ideas.

    Cons

    There are NO raises EVER. When there were it was 1% you have people who have started here 16+ years ago and now because of added insurance cost as well as cost of living make less than when they started. The majority of the staff is retiring and feel the new comers should get out while they can you make less money every year you work here.

    Advice to Management

    Regardless of budget cuts you need to pay your people what they are worth. If you can't you should make their money go further. Discounts on parking, food, uniforms games and concessions. Most don't make enough to attend school games and some students are being paid more then your full time hourly employees. Inexcusable.


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in River Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really easy going work environment! The work was flexible and my superiors were extremely understanding.

    Cons

    It becomes boring quite quickly so it is best to have as one home work to do on down time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! It is very comfortable and relaxing environment. One of the best jobs I've ever had!


  6. "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in River Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in River Falls, WI

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Hard to get a raise year-to-year.


  7. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Writing Center Tutor in River Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Writing Center Tutor in River Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Wisconsin-- River Falls (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to help people and see their progress.

    Cons

    Average pay and limited number of hours available to work.

  8. "Excellent experience. Tools for future leadership"

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    Former Employee - Building Supervisor in River Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Building Supervisor in River Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great staff support and help. Gave me the tools to land my full time position

    Cons

    I would say that from a facility standpoint, the hours can vary greatly but that is true with every facility job in the country.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. You help your part-time student workers prepare for their future!


  9. "Good job during university to make ends meet and get office experience."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in River Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in River Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a fun work environment.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement within the location.


  10. "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.


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