Media Specialist, Supervisor (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – November 6, 2017
My immediate supervisors were professors who taught and worked in research and they were excellent to work for. I couldn't ask for better people. Not much chance of getting a raise, unless you have awesome supervisors like me who go out of their way to find some small grants that added a little more onto my salary - enough to make life happier and my hard work pay off. Time off was very flexible. We "flexed" our hours, meaning on the days when you had to put in a lot of hours you did, and on days that were slower you could take those extra hours and leave early. If you work in research, inquire as to how long the grant money will last. I lost my job because the grant money ran out just as the Republicans caused a government sequester which blocked any more grants from being approved which would have let me keep my job. (Thanks Republicans! Love ya!) The city, community and lifestyle are the best! You won't regret getting a job at UW.
flexible time off, good insurance, nice people
increase in salary can take many, many years, grant jobs are unstable