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Milwaukee Reviews

Updated May 28, 2019

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  1. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits work life balance and time off

    Cons

    none to think of at this point

    Advice to Management

    change nothing everything is good the way is is

    Milwaukee2018-10-15
  2. "Stuck in the stone age"

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    Former Employee - Chief of Staff 

    I worked at Milwaukee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy hiring process to become an employee

    Cons

    Very archaic infrastructure that is unorganized

    Milwaukee2019-05-28
  3. "Civil Engineer City of Milwaukee"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Milwaukee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, low stress job..

    Cons

    Politics plays a role in engineering decisions. Management is stuck in the past. No work flexibility, lower pay compared to others in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Take a lesson from the growing private section on how they pay their employees, and how they manage the work environment.

    Milwaukee2019-05-02
  4. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Deferred compensation -Challenging work -Can go to conferences, trainings for free if you make a good case -Downtown location easy to get to -Higher pay than some other sectors -Better benefits/pension than Milwaukee County -Get to be part of making community better

    Cons

    -My manager SUCKS -Most people who work here are old AF -People skate by on no work ethic -Nepotism and cronyism is out of control at City Hall -Cold, UNBEARABLY uptight office culture at City Hall -Delays on/poorly written annual performance reviews demonstrate lack of interest in quality direct management to employee supervision -Vacation time accrual system is ridiculous -Lack of respect for community members

    Milwaukee2019-04-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Confidential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee

    Pros

    Great Experience, great city to work in.

    Cons

    None, it was a great experience.

    Milwaukee2018-09-14
  6. "I'm only doing this to unlock reviews LOL"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Milwaukee full-time

      Pros

      Good benefits, decent pay, great stability.

      Cons

      Lack of pay raises

      Milwaukee2018-06-25
    • "Business Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Milwaukee full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great place. Ample career growth, good management.

      Cons

      Slow to move on hiring and promotions.

      Milwaukee2018-05-02
    • "Traffic Control Assistant"

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      Former Employee - Traffic Control Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Milwaukee part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      As a traffic control assistant, I was given many opportunities to do work above and beyond my original job description. Specifically, design components for various traffic departments. It was great experience to put on a resume, and gave me a great taste of traffic engineering as a whole early in my career. Not to mention the pride in knowing your work had a direct impact in making your local community better. ...

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      Cons

      Admittedly, the basics of being a Traffic Control Assistant were boring. I highly suggest you ask for more advanced assignments. Counting cars and collecting field data are okay, but I got the most fulfillment when I ventured outside of the minimum requirements and into design. But this may be a personal preference. Parking is limited if you work in the Zeidler municipal Building or in City Hall. Expect to pay...

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      Advice to Management

      Continue to listen to your employees. Keep up the work-life balance policies, and career growth opportunities. Continue to develop more efficient methods across the system to ensure everyone gets the tools and training they need to succeed, so employees can focus more on their jobs - therefore improving the City with every day they work.

      Milwaukee2018-03-13
    • "Inspector"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Milwaukee full-time

      Pros

      Continuous learning and making a difference in the community.

      Cons

      None I can think of.

      Advice to Management

      None

      Milwaukee2018-03-11
    • "Great Place...but the people!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Milwaukee full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      The City of Milwaukee has a great health and wellness benefits package. The workplace environment relative to infrastruture is sound, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. Great places to eat within walking distance. If you are an emotionally intelligent and conscientious individual, you will know NOT to allow your environment determine your behavior. However, you can love your workplace depending on the level of...

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      Cons

      Parking is limited and can be costly. In the winter months you have to walk at least 2-3 blocks to get to work that is if you work at Milwaukee City Hall. Growth potential can be heavily associated to who you know and not what you know. Therein again diversity and ethical awareness may be a challenge for some, therefore, the people can make you like or dislike your workplace.

      Advice to Management

      Extremist want to remove The Bible from the workplace. However, if you look at any workplace policy and procedure it is built around respect, professional courtesy, honest, and integrity (as it requires in The Bible, Titus 1:5-14). All of these concepts must be demonstrated by the employees that work within the organization. In order for these concepts to be fruitful and multiple, LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT MUST model them....

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      Milwaukee2017-12-27
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