State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections

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State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
14 Reviews
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    DOC

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections

    Pros

    This agency has great benefits

    Cons

    You are offer a short amount of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not that bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    DOC

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections

    Pros

    Easy to get hired because of high turn over.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

  6.  

    Not to bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Challenging and rewarding career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Job security
    Benefits, including health insurance and deferred compensation program

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy working in any state government job. Good employees with good ideas need avenues for being heard.
    Public perception of what we do is very negative, which is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation for field supervisors needs to be reviewed. Retention is going to become an issue if something isn't done to address parity and fairness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    An OK job with OK pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer

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

    Pros

    Job security and vacation are the biggest perks of the job with health care being good but pricey. Promotions are plentiful with a lot of old-timers retiring.

    Cons

    When first starting you can expect to work 16 hour days at least several times a month with a 1.5 hour notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors need to be fair and consistent with their officers just as everyone is taught to do with inmates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Probation Parole Field Supervisor here-Going downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CFS
    Current Employee - CFS

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

    Pros

    I can look outside during the day-Leave time - pension-

    Cons

    Unclear whishy washy policies. Never get a break constantly spinning wheels. Little shown appreciation from upper management. Merit raises which are killing morale. Have to take work home to not fall behind.Upper management does not have to deal with it day in and day out. Long days into nights. To easy to fall behind if you take a lunch much less a day off. Lack of training with EBP and Compas. To many changes with software to policies to fast. Lack of technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire staff to do employee investigations full time. I don't have time. Fix leap frogging in pay. Seriously do people ever get disciplined or fired? Just know a lot of people are looking to take their college degrees and resumes elsewhere. I am a good - usually level headed - calm employee but really you have exhausted me to tears. There are bad apples and bullies in this job and its OK.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Sgt

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    Current Employee - Sgt in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Sgt in Oshkosh, WI

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

    Pros

    Vacation time, Pension, Health Insurance

    Cons

    Everything is seniority based. Terrible Pay, Always working weekends. No Family Life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people that are worth it, not because they are part of your inner circle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Learned a great deal and had good training.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Security in Waupun, WI
    Current Employee - Management Security in Waupun, WI

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

    Pros

    Staff are excellent, very understanding and hard working people, very security minded staff

    Cons

    Did not like working night shift after 5 years of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very respectful to each other and helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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