State of Wisconsin Reviews | Glassdoor.com.au

Find your next job here

State of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated 10 February 2018
142 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
State of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Scott Walker
68 Ratings

142 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • work-life balance, tech people working here are great, technology used is latest, organized (in 12 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and flexible work hours (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay; stagnant movement; reduced benefits; no wellness facilities (in 8 reviews)

  • no raises, below average private sector pay, act 10 (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Corrections"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Okay pay. Benifits, vacation if you know people in already you will have a in with the coworkers. Could be a good career with advancement into other areas also.

    Cons

    Negative working environment, low suport system, very clicky, long hours. Dealing with inmates can be stressful to. Hard to balance life outside of work around the hours you put in.

    Advice to Management

    Really take a look at making this job a career again instead of just a job. Need more eyes watching over the coworker clicks and treatment of new hires long term.


  2. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work that directly help people

    Cons

    Sr. Leaders do not trust people to do their job. Hard to build leadership skill.

    Advice to Management

    Sr Managers, stay in your lane and let people do their jobs.


  3. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, ample time off, collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    pay is somewhat below private sector for equivalent skills / experience; wage increases dependent on legislature

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to make compensation more attractive.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "State employment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Madison, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, steady employment, job security

    Cons

    Have had a raise in almost 10 years

    Advice to Management

    Treat your middle managers better.. tgey do an excellent job and save you slot of money in it and law suit savings


  6. "Good place to work, advancement not available unless you jump jobs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Madison, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally supportive environment...Benefits, though not near what they used to be, still competitive.

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive with Private industry...no such thing as promotion, must apply for job. Standard raises no where near keep up with cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Give retention and promotion more than just lip service.


  7. "income maintenance specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, work life balance , pay

    Cons

    , bad advanced workers no help from managmnet


  8. "State of Wisconsin Employment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable hours; good vacation and sick leave benefits; work-from-home options

    Cons

    Low pay; stagnant movement; reduced benefits; no wellness facilities

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay; increase management positions for highly-educated and skilled employees


  9. "DOT Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the hours, no nights no weekends, paid holidays off. I was with DMV and they have a commitment to developing their people and helping them get them where they want with their careers.

    Cons

    The ONLY con I can think of is that there is no annual raise, or raises at all unless you find a new position with a higher rate of pay.


  10. "Program Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Awesome management, and enjoyed the leeway I got to lead my own projects

    Cons

    Everything in state government is stalled. Sometimes you feel like you can't get anything done.


  11. "GREAT PLACE TO WORK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good and competitive

    Cons

    People was not promoted base on skill level

    Advice to Management

    Please promote employees based on skill and not on how will they answer scripted questions.


Showing 142 of 147 reviews
Reset Filters