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State of Wisconsin Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
42 Reviews

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  1.  

    Contract Specialist Advanced

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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    Good Benefits, Good People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    Enjoyed my work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    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
  7.  

    DOC Office Worker

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, flexible schedule, good IT support

    Cons

    No pay raises
    No merit recognition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

  9.  

    A great entry level opportunity

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    Former Employee - Technical Services Specialist  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Services Specialist in Madison, WI

    Pros

    Enterprise Technology area allows for lots of opportunity to learn and advance. A person who desires to jump in and learn can do that in this bureau.

    Cons

    Although it is the nature of government for sure, the most difficult part is the political thrust for decision making as opposed to what makes good business sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working at moving the best business agenda and hiring strong candidates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not what it once was

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    Former Employee - Systems Programmer  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Systems Programmer in Madison, WI

    Pros

    Benefits, quality coworkers, nice pension syystem

    Cons

    Management a danger combination of ignorant and arrogant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Has a great working environment.

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    Current Employee - Financial Specialist - V  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist - V in Madison, WI

    Pros

    - Great overall message and tone of the department
    - Feel like you are contributing to the community and the state
    - Knowledgeable team members
    - Great work/life balance
    - Rarely work much more than eight hours in a day
    - Great benefits package
    - Lots of vacation time
    - Generous amount of sick leave available

    Cons

    - Military environment can be difficult to navigate
    - Not the most challenging work
    - Little opportunity for advancement
    - Can feel very disconnected to what other teams are working on and how they fit into the big picture for the company as a whole.
    - Pay raises are very rare because they are dictated by legislation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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