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Was a teaching assistant for a year.

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Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Madison, WI (US)
Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Madison, WI (US)

I worked at University of Wisconsin-Madison as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Reasonable workload, bright students, a professor who didn't micro-manage. The benefits were nice, my coworkers were fun to work with.

Cons

The pay could have been better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

At least in my department, things were handled very well.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    I am very happy at UW-Madison

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Madison, WI (US)

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great school and great people. Good administrative support.

    Cons

    We've had serious budget issues coming down from the governor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Dull students, lack of academic air

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI (US)

    I have been working at University of Wisconsin-Madison full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It has such nice libraries.

    Cons

    HUGE gap in academic level between undergraduate & graduate bodies.
    Very hard to find smart, intellectually challenging people (as the majorities are undergrad).
    The campus is the downtown of the city, it is pretty crowded, parking space is not assigned to even professors.
    TA workload is HUGE as compared to other research schools.
    Stipend significantly smaller as compared to other research schools.
    Inter-disciplinary research opportunity is rare.
    Majority of population seem to have had little exposure to non-white ethnic minorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The school administrators seriously need to bring more academic, innovative atmosphere, removing party school culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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