Academic Department Associate (Former Employee) – Stevens Point, WI – April 12, 2016
UWSP is slowly going down hill due to all the budget cuts set by the elected officials in the State.
There is a union presence on campus; however, very few people pay union dues since the union has no power.
There are minimal pay increases but there are merit increases that are based on performance and if your supervisor likes you or whose desk you are under. This whole process pits one employee against each other.
Department chairs are elected by the department faculty but receive no training on how to supervise; therefore, the staff become very frustrated. Don't try to file a complaint with Personnel since in most cases, management sides with management.
65% of the faculty are very arrogant and pompous. They will constantly complain how underpaid they are and how they never get any time off. What about 3 weeks of paid time off between Christmas and third week of January and spring break!!!
If you are an A-- kisser, you will be just fine working at UWSP. If not, apply at all other companies in Cen WI; you will be happier in the long run. GOOD LICK!
Grants Manager (Former Employee) – Whitewater, WI – January 21, 2017
Do not work ffor her. She is not a pleasant person. Don't waste your time. Does not take any suggestions In big with the director. Job increases are based on budgets. And the director gets a raise on how much she can save on her salaries for employees.
Unless you get directly into a supervisory position, you are stuck
Office Operations Associate (Former Employee) – University of Wisconsin System – August 4, 2016
If you want to learn how to make coffee and fill copy machines with paper, then this is the place for you. Or as my former supervisor put it, "We hired you to do all the jobs we don't want to." That included running personal errands, doing jobs for relatives, and doing all the computer work that managers couldn't do because computers are too hard to learn. At least for managers. It is also very biased against single men. If you are a woman or a minority, then you will go far. You can even go so far as to threaten and harass your employees, because, as HR put it, "we don't have rules against it." As soon as the unions lost their power, the people in charge started making life miserable for anybody who was an hourly employee. All the merit raises stayed within management. All the training opportunities stayed within management. Unless you wanted to learn more about how to make coffee. Or set up the break rooms for weekly parties.
Wages keep dropping, low morale, bullying and harassment
Employed (Current Employee) – Whitewater, WI – June 8, 2016
Despite budget cuts, staff/faculty still unite and hold strong for the good of the students. Most employees aren't in Higher Ed for the money anyways. Salary is still competitive and opportunities for growth and leadership are endless.
Associate Lecturer (Former Employee) – River Falls, WI – February 1, 2016
Great place to work for teaching faculty. Challenging standards and full faculty dedication to student development. Working at UWRF I discovered my ability to teach a broad range of subjects outside my field and participated in new and exciting teaching methodologies.