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University of Wisconsin-- River Falls Reviews

Updated December 6, 2016
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "Great people, mediocre salary"

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    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer
    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer
    Neutral Outlook
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    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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Adjunct"

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

    Pros

    pretty campus with sports and activities, and pleasant students.

    Cons

    Very very very corrupt administration.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the corruption...oh wait the corruption is Management.


  8. "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.


  9. "Risk Management Department"

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

    Pros

    Very thorough, flexible in schedule, overall cares about the safety of the community.

    Cons

    Difficulties in coordinating compliance over all employees and students

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Had fun, learned a lot and was respected.

    Cons

    Not a real con, had to wake up early.


  11. 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.


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