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Milwaukee County Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
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  1. "Positive Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee County full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Pleasant atmosphere, Casual dress attire

    Cons

    downtown parking can be challenging


  2. "Clerical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerical in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Clerical in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. It's a joke...a very bad joke and sad place with miserable people and the fact that I will be blessed with another job.

    Cons

    Working for an elected official who is mentally and physically absent and doesn't care about career growth or motivating his/her employees. The political arena is petty, vindictive, toxic and disrespectful. Opportunities are limited and treated more like a thing than a human being. There is no consideration, human decency or respect. Some people who don't work hard get rewarded. There is definitely a glass ceiling for women and minorities in mid-paying level positions. Definitely deep-rooted good ole boy syndrome. Others are given favoritism while being unproductive. People are extremely petty, berating, immature, two faced and back stabbing. However, I have encountered some decent people, but unfortunately I didn't have the pleasure working with them directly. For years I had always wanted to work a County job. Now I feel like I made the biggest mistake of my life. Elected officials over seeing employees do not care about career growth and advancement. I always wanted a county job. Growing up all I ever heard was how great the benefits are, and how employees are treated with dignity and job security. That is not true.

    Advice to Management

    Invest and care about your employees and their career growth. Be present and let employees know how valuable they are


  3. "Facility Maintenance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Maintenancr in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Facility Maintenancr in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Time off, benefits, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Low starting wages, low annual increases,


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  5. "Intake Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Custody Placement Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Custody Placement Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee County full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, ability to transfer, fair wages

    Cons

    Inexperienced, ineffective management, Dictatorial management style. Management is not supportive of line workers.

    Advice to Management

    Find how what is effective from workers who actually do the work. Stop the favoritism .


  6. "Milwaukee County - Not ready for prime time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Milwaukee County full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people that want to get the job done, diversity and constant challenge.

    Cons

    Upper management turnover, constant changing of focus, never being able to finish the job due to unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Stop blaming the people that are doing the work. You are the cause of all the problems, you start some project or initiative and then move on to the next job before you feel the pain you create.


  7. "Overall!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Jco in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Jco in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, guaranteed salary, opportunity to make more money through overtime.

    Cons

    Management contains no leadership. The issues begin at the top and it is evident in the attitude of line staff. Lots of mandatory overtime, which prohibits a social life and/or personal commitment interference outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. If you reach a management level you should have outgrown the gossip at that point, instead of being a source of it.


  8. "Expeirence"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Franklin, WI
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Franklin, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience and pay for Criminal justice field, great benefits

    Cons

    Over-worked, never guaranteed a day off and not friend coworkers.


  9. "Clinician"

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    Former Employee - Bhd in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Bhd in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee County full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with disadvantaged clients

    Cons

    staffing was too low to be quite effective

    Advice to Management

    Chris Abele is a bad county exec


  10. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Services Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Services Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Good Benefits for clerical staff.

    Cons

    None at this time of this posting.


  11. "Human Resources Business Partner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Milwaukee County offers good experience

    Cons

    Milwaukee County does not allow flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the reins


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