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Wisconsin Department of Health Services Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2019

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services CEO Linda Seemeyer
Linda Seemeyer
5 Ratings
  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worker oriented and Teaching environment

    Cons

    Even though it is a people oriented entity, it is still very political

    Advice to Management

    None. All the people I worked with were awesome

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2017-04-18
  2. "It very much depends on your division, bureau/office, and role as to how good of a place this is to work. YMMV."

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    Current Employee - Unit Supervisor in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    talented, passionate co-workers good amount of vacation, improves after 5 years vested in amazing retirement plan after 5 years flexible work schedule/flexible work locations opportunity to serve

    Cons

    top heavy, management-wise management often focuses on job titles, rather than expertise lack of trust of programmatic staff (for no reason I can discern) attempts to create work satisfaction as long as no real change is made yanked around some whenever administrations change understaffed speed of government HR is interminably slow at filling positions no end of work programs funded by federal sources are undependable...

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    Advice to Management

    Consider learning from staff, supporting them, empowering them, growing and developing them (which will make them even easier to trust).

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2019-03-01
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are the best you can get.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2019-02-20
  4. "Not a bad job"

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    Current Employee - Income Maintenance Specialist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wisconsin Department of Health Services for more than a year

    Pros

    this company has a pension plan

    Cons

    Higher-ups do not set realistic goals for employees to accomplish quality and quantity on cases.

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2018-12-26
  5. "Opportunity for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Working for DHS will provide you with the challenges needed to learn and grow within your career.

    Cons

    At times, there can be very high values of work which can cause a stressful work environment.

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2018-12-08
  6. "Health Educator - Advanced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people who surround me are dedicated to promoting the health of the residents of WI. They are people serving people. There are efforts to promote work-life balance and positive work culture. There is a spirit of collaboration so people are willing to pitch in and help get projects done. There is goal to promote health equity.

    Cons

    The bureau has undergone significant turn over in the past 18 months and is in a rebuilding phase which has it's growing pains. Everyone iI have worked with is committed to the work. Because of the many changes we are trying to define and redefine roles which is confusing and has some frustrations. Starting it is a common experience to be thrown in to figuring out your role and internal procedures. I have had to identify...

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    Advice to Management

    Implement a mentor program for new employees. All the new employees I have met at DHS want to do good work fo the WI residents, but need some guidance to understand the scope of their work and how to function within the DHS system checks in order to do their work effectively and efficiently.

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2018-12-02
  7. "Decent first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time

    Pros

    This place has good benefits, great hours, and great vacation time

    Cons

    -The red tape and bureaucracy are almost endless

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2018-11-12
  8. "Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Dane, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most co-workers are wonderful...most management is Racist, Career Opportunity depends on your Race more than anything

    Cons

    Administrative Management is Racist and reckless

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be given to workers who deserve them not just younger workers of certain Race.

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2018-10-29
  9. "This Place Fires Good Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time

    Pros

    On bus line close to work

    Cons

    DHS does not value their human capital. They fire people for pointing out errors or offering new ideas. Management afraid of any new ideas and change. Only in government does such backward thinking exist. DHS needs overhaul top to bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, you might learn something. Don't be so afraid of change that managers fire employees with new ideas.

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2018-10-18
  10. "Management lack Respect for Employees"

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

    I have been working at Wisconsin Department of Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Employees work hard deserve better

    Cons

    Managers cover mistakes and for each other and yell at their employees

    Advice to Management

    Need better training and better respect for employees

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services2018-09-07
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