State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections

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State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Work in Central Office.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work; nice/professional people.

    Cons

    Corporate culture needs some work.


  2. Run

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    Current Employee - Sergeant in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Sergeant in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overtime, vacation time, free dinner

    Cons

    Forced Overtime, low morale, and pay

    Advice to Management

    Higher more experienced staff


  3. Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting, plenty of stories, rare look into criminal mindset

    Cons

    The prison will "Jam" you to another shift mandatory if needed. Forced overtime. Extremely low morale. Violent.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from


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  5. FMS-A

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    Former Employee - FMS-A in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - FMS-A in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A hand full of good co-workers that made work tolerable

    Cons

    There is always someone ready to stab you in the back. Inmates and staff included

    Advice to Management

    Privatize the DOC, Most employees will not make the cut


  6. use to love it now trying to surive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Vacation, insurance, deferred comp. Good co workers

    Cons

    constant turnover and long term vacancies where remaining staff are expected to get work done without overtime. Unmanageable workloads. Micromanagement, poor training, lack of direction. We are told we will need to have something done by X date but are not told how this change will occur until the last minute (but you better get it done). Poor moral and management doesn't sincerely care. Their attitude is subtly if you don't like it, leave.

    Advice to Management

    Really, listen to you line staff. Make this anonymous so we don't have to worry about repercussions. Give people the time to get work done without penalizing them. Management please stop treating us like criminals. We are hardworking, dedicated employees. Please treat us with respect. We treat offenders better than you do us. Please stop making changes because you don't know what you are doing. Plan ahead and work out the kinks before you tell us we have to do something b/c what you told us before t isn't' working right. We want to be good employees and do care.


  7. DOC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This agency has great benefits

    Cons

    You are offer a short amount of training

    Advice to Management

    More training


  8. Not that bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job stability, work/life balance (only for non-uniform staff), great benefits

    Cons

    No training, unsafe conditions, lots of mindless work, no guidance

    Advice to Management

    Let people know up front want their job entails and provide training in the beginning not 6 months later


  9. DOC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    training, good management, good team building

    Cons

    Not to much bad to say - have to pay for parking but you can park for free on the street but not the best neighborhood

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    No longer a career, one step ahead of a fast food job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy to get hired because of high turn over.

    Cons

    Hep, HIV, MRSA, Scabies a constant threat and becoming more prevalent.

    Advice to Management

    Too many upper management positions created for no apparent reason. Lack of respect and trust towards line workers, flavor of the day. Absolutely no consistency. Promote people that have experience from other jobs not simply because they're a crony or somebody's beer buddy.


  11. Not to bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    It all depends on where you are located. Benefits and pay are good.

    Cons

    Some of the officers you work with, and some of the institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Should not be forced to work 30 days in a row and some of those days double shifts.



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