State of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated 11 Jan 2021

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State of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
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  • "Bureaucracy, low pay compared to private industry(in 11 reviews)

  • "The compensation is less than what you'd get in the private sector(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Official Court Reporter"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Official Court Reporter in Elkhorn, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Great invest Board. Top 10 retirement systems in the U.S.

    Cons

    Hourly employee but will never pay overtime.

  2. "Wisconsin DOC"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Physician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learning about the criminal justice system and working with an underserved patient population can be rewarding, some support staff are dedicated. The pharmacy department is incredible!

    Cons

    pay is much too low for working in high stress environment without appreciation or enough support

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  3. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, inclusion, work that matters, and great work environment!

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive as private sector.

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  4. "Hard work"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Winnebago, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Work independently yet in a teamwork atmosphere.

    Cons

    On call 24/7 periodically in multiple disciplines.

  5. "Psychiatric Technician"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Fond du Lac, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, wage, location, retirement and training

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, burnout, no flexibility

  6. "Great opportunity to serve"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education Consultant 

    I worked at State of Wisconsin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A Highly collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Budget constraints and periodic changes on top leadership are challenging. As time goes on, you can become more valuable. Knowledge of agency history becomes ever more important.

  7. "Good Work/Life Balance"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor 

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    It's a good option for work/life balance.

    Cons

    The compensation is less than what you'd get in the private sector.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Completely dependent upon management"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    When you are a subordinate of good upper management, this can be a fine place to work.

    Cons

    If your upper management is poor, your experience here will be too.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, work life balance, but too much bureaucracy"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, coworkers, work/life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, low pay compared to private industry

  10. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Staff, Location, Hours, Pay, Happiness

    Cons

    Not many, Not many, Not many

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