What a wreck this place has become
Researcher (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – May 26, 2016
I started my education and work here in the mid 90's and it was a beautiful, vibrant, and exciting scientific center to be at. Top scientists and faculty, and a navigable admin. Fast forward 20 years and you have a top heavy university with 3 administrators for every scientist. The close knit science community has been divided by a huge expanse of west campus. There is very low morale, and raises are non-existent more as a result of the incompetent administration and less on budget cuts. Get a job in admin, get a great salary, and be set for life. Work in science, live paycheck to paycheck indefinitely. A sad end to a once great university. What is worse is that high paid administrative employees get degrees from lower schools, but are paid more, and those with education from UW-madison are paid half as much. Ridiculous inequity. Financial problems, dwindling benefits. And enjoy paying 1k/year to park 3-4 blocks from work.
Ample vacation for academic staff