State of Wisconsin

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State of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wisconsin Historical Society: Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin

    Pros

    The staff members are wonderful, very talented, friendly, and dedicated to their jobs.
    The collections are among the best in the country.
    They work hard at outreach to communities throughout the state and beyond.
    The state benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    State budget cuts are affecting staffing levels, and their ability to collect materials and provide all the programming they would like to provide to communities.
    No advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide funds to increase staffing levels, especially non-managerial positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Have worked for two departments.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Office in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits, some really great co-workers and it is usually nice to work with the public. Most employees do truly care about the public.

    Cons

    Micro managing when the managers don't even do their own job. It doesn't help us when we come to you for assistance and you refuse to help us. Swamped with workload. We lost our unions and its now a free for all if you're not liked at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and treat all fairly. Please try and keep your good managers. We need raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leave your ethics at the door

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    Current Employee - Department of Safety and Professional Services Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Department of Safety and Professional Services Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and generous time off

    Cons

    Ok, I get it…it's political by nature but sometimes the decisions being made are extremely unethical. Employees are not valued. You don't put someone on administrative leave 2 weeks before they retire after they worked for the company for 38 years. Division administrators given their positions with little to no business experience other than being a legislative aide. Little to no ability to move up or learn new skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing politics and stick to the mission of serving the citizens and not the special interests.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Contract Specialist Advanced

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist Advanced
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist Advanced

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging work and interesting projects. Requires a strong understanding of government programs regulations. Great coworkers and my section chief is very supportive. Work at my own pace.

    Cons

    Government can be very confusing and overwhelming. It's government, so many of the computers are old and lags the private sector. It's slow to get directions or answers sometime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place, but harsh pay

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    Current Employee - Operations Program Associate  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Operations Program Associate in Madison, WI

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People here are great. Hard workers. You are able to work a flex schedule if needed and time off isn't usually an issue.

    Cons

    Pay is harsh. Little chance to promote within your same agency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Benefits, Good People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Wisconsin

    Pros

    Working Environment, Stability, Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance, excellent opportunities for IT professionals to assist agencies in modernizing their IT structure and achieving some level of parity with the comparable private sector institutions

    Cons

    Politics can make promotion from within challenging, personal relationships with management may often influence hiring decisions more than experience and qualifications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyed my work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Every day is a bit different when working with a varity of people and circumstances

    Cons

    The pay does not always keep up with the cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    How fulfilling and enjoyable the work is here is primarily dependent upon one's supervisor.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, co-workers can be enjoyable to work with if under the right supervision and work can be rewarding when the focus is on serving the public well.

    Cons

    Bad supervisors whose direct line of supervision is in Madison have a dangerous amount of autonomy and can create a very poor work environment. Salary is much lower than comparable salaries in private sector. Limited growth potential of responsibilities or pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have annonymous review of supervisors in locations that are a way from Madison. Allow for greater potential in growth of responsibilities and pay not tied to local supervisory control, but based on increased value as determined by and initiated by someone other than direct supervisor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    DOC Office Worker

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    Former Employee - OOA  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - OOA in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, flexible schedule, good IT support

    Cons

    No pay raises
    No merit recognition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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 as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice group of people to work with. Different type of technologies. Good benefits. Flexible work times.

    Cons

    Needs better management procedures. Team work culture needs improvement.

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