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State of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated 3 December 2017
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Pros
  • benefits, work life balance , pay (in 11 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)

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

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    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.


  2. "income maintenance specialist"

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    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


  3. "State of Wisconsin Employment"

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    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


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  5. "DOT Supervisor"

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    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.


  6. "Program Analyst"

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    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.


  7. "GREAT PLACE TO WORK"

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    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.


  8. "holla at yo boy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they are pretty awesome for a state

    Cons

    it gets very cold during winter

    Advice to Management

    stop being such shills


  9. "Specialist"

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

    Pros

    great vacation and medical. Retirement is good as well depending on when you started

    Cons

    Never get a raise. New employees start out making more then a person there for 10 years with a great work record. Benefits keep decreasing. Unless living in the Madison area little chance to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee retention


  10. "State Government"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Some employment stability. Potential for interesting work.

    Cons

    Science is not particularly insulated from political influence


  11. "Order processer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin part-time

    Pros

    Quality products and excellent service. Positive outlook.

    Cons

    Due to me having plane tickets a year in advance for the holiday season would not be hired this time of the year. Next year will cancel travel plans and this year offered to cancel plans.

    Advice to Management

    Please put in job description that no time off is allowed if working seasonally.


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