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Nice research university
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIJuly 12, 2017
Located in a small but nice city. People here are friendly. The research environment is nice. A lot of facilities available on campus. Only drawback is winter is extremely cold
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Dont- even if desperate
ART (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIJuly 11, 2017
Unreasonable expectations with high turnover of employee's. Last minute drafting for work the next day. Give up your social life and your human rights. Always looking for a scape goat to blame for managements failures. You cannot trust anyone.
Pros
learn there is more to life than money
Cons
treatment of emploees
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Nice place for research
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIJuly 5, 2017
It's a nice place for undergraduate to have experience on research. It is very important to find a good mentor or professor in College that can lead you.
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UW Madison
Assistant Director of Resident Support Programs (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIJune 28, 2017
This is an excellent place to work, live and play with good benefits and a work cultural that Supports the Wisconsin Idea. The UW Maddison is committed to ensuring there employees are well educated and taken care of.
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Great Way to Explore Career Fields
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIJune 21, 2017
This university has a lot of hands on opportunities for its students to explore different career paths or fields within their major. It's highly recommended to go seek out professors to do research under while in school.
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Great University
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIJune 19, 2017
Great academics and great university campus culture. The sports here are amazing. You will build relationships that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend going to this university!
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Peer Educator (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIMay 16, 2017
The schedule is flexible and the management is very kind and sympathetic to our outside schedule and demands. There are not many hours, but the work is easy, flexible, and rewarding.
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Great for workstudy students, but polticized environment
Student Web Developer (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMay 15, 2017
If you're a well qualified work-study student, get great money, workplace experience, and flexibility you need as a student.

Your experience will vary by your department and direct supervisor. I had no problems with direct management, but had issues with high level administrators and overall workplace culture.

The institution as a whole, whether student or employee, is very conformist about politics and "progressive values". Prepare to get regular email reminders about being politically correct. If you can ignore this, or it doesn't bother you, not a problem. Otherwise expect to feel 'indoctrinated'; be prepared to face discipline/pressure if you go against the grain in a public way.
Pros
relaxed environment, Great pay potential, Excellent for students, Flexibility for students, career development
Cons
Politicized enviroment, questionable job security
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Good but each lab is like a small business and different cultures
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIMay 3, 2017
The University is very beautiful it depends on where you work and who for. Since I worked in the biological field, I was primarily in the lab and every lab can be seen as own small business. This means your experience depends on the lab. The University tries to stay out of the problems of lab
Pros
Tons of free food. Great city Great People
Cons
Not enough job security
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Well organized and productive work place.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMay 2, 2017
Excellent work environment, lab manager and co-workers were always open to ideas and suggestions. Occasionally free lunches were available. Seminars, product shows and other events on campus provided an excellent diversion during breaks. Generally enjoyable experience.
Pros
Occasional free lunch, product shows and seminars to attend during breaks
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Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMay 1, 2017
I worked various jobs with the University including food service jobs for both student housing and for the Union, and I also worked various lab bench assistant jobs. Overall I loved my time at the University, and have a lot of good memories working there.
Pros
Ok money for part time student jobs, flexible hours
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Intellectually stimulating
Graduate Student Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIApril 5, 2017
Fast-paced, interdependence and freedom to work according to own time. good mentor and colleagues. Work was interesting and paced out. I developed a lot of technical as well as interpersonal skills
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Overall a great place
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 23, 2017
Love the school and love the overall atmosphere and culture. Main advice would be to make sure you know what it is to set and agree to a timeline with an adviser for graduate work, and stick to the timeline.
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Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 21, 2017
The primer graduate school in the midwest. Continuously surrounded by experts. UW-Madison just does it better than other schools. A tradition of excellence.
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Diversity department that handled a variety of students pursuing their education.
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 16, 2017
This department handled two different programs for disadvantaged students. They provided scholarships and assistance to help students pursue their college degree. Creating general class book loan programs, assisting in housing, and food for students.
Pros
Great students to work with daily.
Cons
Flexibility
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Buen ambiente de trabajo
Ophthalmic pathology fellow (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 9, 2017
Excelente educación y formación académica. Vivir en una ciudad universitaria fue una experiencia increíble.
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Large public research university
Research Specialist (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIFebruary 14, 2017
I have really enjoyed my time working here. The pros and cons seem to be part of academic research. I have worked here and at the university of Minnesota and the environment is similar. Your experience for daily work will be based upon who you work for in your immediate group.
Pros
Get to be responsible for a variety of tasks.
Cons
Government plays politics with your salary
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Fun place as a student. Very Lively
Research Assistant-Plasma Diagnostics (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIFebruary 9, 2017
I was a research assistant. So I went into a lab ever day.
The hardest part about the job was trying to communicate with advisor and colleagues.
Pros
flexible with schedule
Cons
Very fast paced work place.
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Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIFebruary 7, 2017
Great place to work with good pay and with lots of opportunity in research. Helpful supervisor and faculties are great.
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Productive and encouraging work place fostering creativity and experimentation.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIFebruary 6, 2017
Design curriculum for Intro to Creative Writing workshop. Design, administer, and grade original writing exercises, craft lectures, and one-on-one consultation.
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