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State of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated 15 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible work/life balance due to amount of sick time earned on top of paid vacation time and personal time" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits and flexible work hours" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay; stagnant movement; reduced benefits; no wellness facilities" (in 9 reviews)

  • "We are not paid as well as the private sector" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Probation and Parole"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Ability to learn many new skills that translate to other jobs

    Cons

    Case load can be overwhelming at times


  2. "There is no place quite like this"

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    Current Employee - Psychologist in Winnebago, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Psychologist in Winnebago, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work at the Wisconsin Resource Center, a mental health facility for offenders. It is never boring, the facility supports my continuing education, and it is an honor to provide services to some of the most disenfranchised and vulnerable people in our society.

    Cons

    We are not paid as well as the private sector. You have to be comfortable working with offenders who can present some very unique challenges, and sometimes our pay/benefits change when the political climate changes.

    Advice to Management

    Please reward long-term employees by honoring their seniority with pay and/or benefits.

  3. "Correctional officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Many days off starting from the first day of employment

    Cons

    Are able to be forced


  4. "Great Benefits, not so great pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good leave benefits, decent health insurance. The rest of the perks, such as flexibility, vary greatly from department to department

    Cons

    Wages much lower than private sector in many departments, no room for advancement in many departments.


  5. "Office Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, micromanaged, lots of red tape.


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    A lot of great people.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the greatest for the work/volume that we do.


  7. "Reliable work & great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great benefits (health care, retirement, PTO)

    Cons

    Rules/regulations, depends on who the administration is

  8. "Great benefits, fulfilling work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Really great benefit package and PTO.

    Cons

    Always wanting more out of each employee than seemed possible. Expectations appeared unrealistic at times


  9. "Lead Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Management didn't seem to care about staff workload for staff who worked outside of standard business hours.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, location, opportunities. If you find the right Department/Division to work for, you can really find some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay, autonomy, parking, good chunk of employees are pretty negative.

    Advice to Management

    Management, generally speaking, is pretty good. Its the state. Your stuck in your ways and thats how it is. Great experience though.