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State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated August 12, 2018
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State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary Jon E. Litscher
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, flexible schedule" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great hours, decent pay, good benefits, nights and weekends off" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "The horrible conditions of massive forced overtime, understaffing just will get worse" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Walker hates us, very understaffed, to many changes to fast including a new payroll system that does not work" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "PROBATION and PAROLE AGENT"

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    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer in Wisc Dells, WI
    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer in Wisc Dells, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    Not bad place to work just stay focused


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Nurse in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the staff are really great people, benefits

    Cons

    Very short staffed, forced overtime, high turn over

  3. "Negativity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Ok pay if you like only getting a raise when an election depends on it
    Benefits are ok

    Cons

    Rude staff, negativity all throughout the shift, constantly called very rude names from staff and inmates alike.


  4. "Good start but careful the job you choose"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, longevity with agency, ability to move within other state agencies, learn a lot about the criminal justice system, certain jobs allow you to do really good things while others will make you want to quit

    Cons

    Depending on the job this will depend. First and foremost do not trust anyone and don’t tell your business to anyone. This place is a drama fest so be careful to remain clear of it. Management is shady be careful. Certain supervisors will help you while others will try and screw you over

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, stop being part of the problem, and be leaders! You have horrible leadership


  5. "Probation and Parole Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, while diminished from where they were when I started, were still satisfactory. Retirement program is fair.

    Cons

    Decreasing pay, decreasing autonomy, decreasing safety due to staffing shortages.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know how to fix what you broke with what used to be a respectable position.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was alright"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Sturtevant, WI
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Sturtevant, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overtime for people who want it

    Cons

    Overtime for people who don't want it

    Advice to Management

    Give a raise every now and then


  7. "correctional officer"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance- benefit package and job security

    Cons

    Forced overtime. 16 hour shifts. below average pay. Never knowing when you can go home. This is your life. No free time spend your day off sleeping

    Advice to Management

    Its against the law to allow truck drivers to drive over 12 hours a day. but officers are required to work 16 hour shifts and drive home? Very unsafe for officers and the public

  8. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The department is very flexible and the amount of vacation and sick time is more than adequate. Most of the people you work with are enjoyable.

    Cons

    Serious lack of take home pay. Starting pay is poor and senior agent pay helps but is still unacceptable. Not enough to raise a family on.

    Advice to Management

    Be more victim orientated.


  9. "Correctional sergeant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Currently there isn't anything good to say.

    Cons

    No support or future anymore.


  10. "Use to be a good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overtime-always available
    Insurance is good

    Cons

    Haven't seen a pay raise in 8+ years
    16.5 hour shifts
    8 days on 2 days off 7 days on 4 days off
    You are a number, you're not recognized or appreciated going above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    Be leaders not dictators.
    Be consistent.


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