Golden handcuffs will keep you long-but not best for advancing
GOF - office worker (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – August 9, 2011
This company has great benefits, but its a typical corportation. Its bloated on top, the mid level mgmt workers are lazy, and theres way too much chit chat talking during the normal work day. Supervisors are often part of the chit chat culture that subscribe to standing around, wasting time. They could definetly stand to cut 1/4-1/3 of the workforce and it would still be just as productive.
The pay is very good as is the sick time, vacation benefits that will keep you there a long time.
But advancing is difficult, and if you get stuck in a dead end job or department, HR and mgtmt could care less about you getting out of it.
If you just want to go to work, collect a paycheck and go home, this is your place. If you want to feel appreciated, advance or simply have a quiet work environment without the shackles of politics, this is not your place to work.
Best advice, if you're a motivated employee, work at MGE no more then 3-5 years and get out before those golden handcuffs get you locked up for 10, 20, 30 years.... Complacency is the norm.
lazy mgmt politics no advancing.