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State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Communications Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Madison, WI) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Upon arriving at interview I was given 3 questions to study and take notes for 15 minutes. I then was taken to a room with a panel of 3 people, all supervisors and had to answer those same three questions with help from notes that I had taken.

    Interview Questions

    • In the last three months what is the hardest decision you had to make? How did u decide what choice to make? What was the outcome?   1 Answer

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    RN Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portage, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Portage, WI).

    Interview

    More drawn out than it needed to be. Was hired but then unable to start when I wanted for some unknown reason that was never explained, I had to wait a few weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • My availability, any conflicts of interest, career goals, problem solving.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Offender Records Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Madison, WI) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied when I saw an ad in my email and was contacted. An interview was scheduled about 1 month later because the position was occupied, but we kept in contact and they were good about letting me know when the position would be open and were understanding of my schedule and gave me a range of times to interview

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with a co worker that you don't get along with   Answer Question

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    Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

    Interview

    Panel interview that asks situational questions. You will also take a multiple choice exam. You must score at least 70%. You must hit benchmarks. The interview is average it's not extremely difficult. You will be asked about six questions

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if two inmates started to fight?   2 Answers

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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Milwaukee, WI) in April 2015.

    Interview

    There are three steps to the interview process. There is a written exam, interview, and fitness test. You must pass the written exam before you can move onto an interview. The fitness test consists of a series of sit ups, push ups, and about a mile and a half run. These must be completed within a certain time limit.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you were in a dangerous situation, how did you handle it?   Answer Question

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    Probation/Parole Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Milwaukee, WI) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Panel Style interview with 3-4 members. One will be the position supervisor the others will be PO's from the district. They ask 3-4 open ended questions. You have 20 minutes to answer the prepared questions. You can't really ask in depth questions about the position during the first interview. There are generally 2 interviews and they are usually short notice.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Describe a time you and a supervisor did not see eye to eye.
      2. What does Diversity mean to you?
      3. Describe a problem you faced in the office and what you did to resolve it.   Answer Question

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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Milwaukee, WI) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Did written test, panel interview, agility test all in same day. If all passed then weeks later offered position mine was based on passing medical exam in Oshkosh. Received official offer for training 4 weeks after exam. Was offered location less than 5 miles away from home.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us of a time when you were forced to make a split second decision? What was the end result of that decision?   Answer Question
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    Institute Registrar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oshkosh, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Oshkosh, WI) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Before the interview, I was given 4 "computations" to complete in 20 minutes. Basically, 4 math word problems to prove competence in calculating sentence length. Once that was complete, I went into a conference room with a panel of 3 people. There were 4 questions. First Explain previous leadership experience. how would you handle a situation involving your direct supervisor being on vacation. Second, How would you handle office conflict? Third, describe a previous conflict you experienced in the past. Last, how would you handle a situation involving your direct supervisor being on vacation.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation involving your direct supervisor being on vacation.   Answer Question
    • Describe a previous conflict you experienced in the past   Answer Question

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    CFS Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Milwaukee, WI).

    Interview

    3 references and resume. 3 person panel

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No


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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Oshkosh, WI) in July 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very smooth although much longer than most jobs. If your application is accepted you will take a written test and upon successful completion will have a panel interview after. Interview is a mix of normal interview questions and scenario based questions. If you pass and get a job offer you will get to pick your location as long as the institution has vacancies. Overall the hiring process was very efficient and for good reason, as there are normally hundreds of applicants at any given time.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable


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