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Wisconsin Public Service Reviews

Updated 6 Jun 2019

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Wisconsin Public Service CEO Lawrence T. Borgard (no image)
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7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work with great pay very dependable job stability."

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     in Wausau, WI
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wisconsin Public Service

    Pros

    The pay is much higher than most other jobs in the area. Especially when it comes to starting pay. Benefits like health coverage are good especially if you are only claiming yourself. Most of the people there have been there for most of their careers. Employees and the company are very community focused.

    Cons

    Promotions are usually based on seniority more than qualifications for some positions. Because of the nature of some of the positions in the company, you may have to work long hours or during the middle of the night. Some of the equipment and trucks are older and should be replaced.

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    Wisconsin Public Service2009-02-02
  2. "WPS"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wisconsin Public Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Competitive salary and bonus program Solid 401k match

    Cons

    Outdated offices Lack of upward mobility

    Wisconsin Public Service2019-06-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere..."

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wisconsin Public Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I can't think of any great reasons to work here really. The benefits are good compared to other industries, and average at best compared to other utilities.

    Cons

    1. Pervasive negative attitude in the workplace since WEC Acquisition. 2. Health benefits suck. 3. Managers are afraid to talk to other managers or parts of the company - closed door policy in many cases. The best way to describe it is that in some companies you can approach a member of executive staff or talk to other members of management. Here that is considered very taboo; everyone minds their own business, stays in their own little world, and if you don't like something you are expected to simply accept it. 4. The company is 'cheap' to its employees. 5. Salaries are average at best. 6. Overqualified employees including management are used to call customers on a weekly basis and hit quotas to ensure satisfaction.

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    Wisconsin Public Service2018-05-21
  4. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wisconsin Public Service full-time

    Pros

    Good leaders, good people, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Company culture changed after acquired by We Energies

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    Wisconsin Public Service2017-11-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wisconsin Public Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is usually good at market rates

    Cons

    This company fell victim to the corporate M&A by being consumed by We Energies, the piece of crap company out of Milwaukee. They were sold out to We Energies, and since then, have been all down hill. Leadership is by fear. Employees do not exist in the new world. Look around customers-they turned a great company into a company of no community involvement, poor storm response, and poor employee morale. They now have 4 day storm restorations, no local leadership, no employee involvement in your communities, and you wonder how good they are. Stay clear. The We Energies way, you are an at will employee, and can be terminated at any time, and they let you know it daily, with every document they print. There are a lot of better companies to work for. Invest in these guys because they pay good dividends. Don't send your sons or daughters to go work for them.

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    Wisconsin Public Service2017-09-25
  6. "Customer Assistant Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wisconsin Public Service full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly and they support the community.

    Cons

    There have been several buy outs.

    Wisconsin Public Service2017-05-04
  7. "Customer service representative position"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ashwaubenon, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wisconsin Public Service full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High pay, great benefits, excellent structure. Opportunities for promotion. Pay increases. Tons of overtime capability. Overtime is paid by 15 minute increments.

    Cons

    100% micro managed. Calls are reviewed monthly and nothing is ever perfect. Customers can be horrible and you cannot end call unless very specific guidelines are met.

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    Wisconsin Public Service2017-05-11
  8. "Quantitative Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Load Forecaster in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wisconsin Public Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent working atmosphere, very family oriented

    Cons

    Dealing with work issues, sometimes things take time

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    Wisconsin Public Service2017-03-30
  9. Helpful (1)

    "My Two Cents"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wisconsin Public Service full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice benefits package, good pay for cost of living in area, never no work to do if you are motivated and interested in this field

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty with recent acquisition (July 2015) at the time of this review It seems the new company is more about profit and less about its employees, but that could change as well once the dust settles

    Wisconsin Public Service2016-03-21
  10. "Customer Relations"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wisconsin Public Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance. Stretch Assignments. Ongoing Training Opportunities.

    Cons

    Uncertain future due to recent acquisition.

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    Wisconsin Public Service2016-02-22
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