Senior Scientist /Project Manager (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – July 20, 2017
UW-Madison is academically, a very good university with lots of faculty or scientists with world reputation, but lacks of enough spearheads or novelty. The faculty tends to focus their own niche without scientific politicians or organizers thinking how all the faculty functions as a group or organization to achieve a great goal.
ART (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – July 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.
Assistant Director of Resident Support Programs (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – June 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.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – June 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.
Great for workstudy students, but polticized environment
Student Web Developer (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – May 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.
relaxed environment, Great pay potential, Excellent for students, Flexibility for students, career development
Good but each lab is like a small business and different cultures
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – May 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
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – May 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.
Occasional free lunch, product shows and seminars to attend during breaks
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – May 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.
Ok money for part time student jobs, flexible hours
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – March 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.
Diversity department that handled a variety of students pursuing their education.
Office Manager (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – March 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.
Research Specialist (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – February 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.