Milwaukee County Employee Reviews

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Fun place to work
Concession Worker (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIOctober 12, 2018
Milwaukee County Zoo was a organized place of business. The managers ran it well and the customers and animals were always happy at the end of the day. The zoo made lots of money off sales.
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Great team morale and goal driven department
RETIREMENT SPECIALIST/CASE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIOctober 3, 2018
A typical day at Milwaukee County required great attentiveness to detail as various formulas were used calculating pension benefits for active employees who would be retiring in the near future. Possessing time management skills were mandated as there were deadlines that had to be met with no exception as well as unplanned projects that had to be completed in a short period of time. The work culture was very diverse and I learned a lot from my former co-workers background history. The most enjoyable part of the job was receiving recognition for myself and collectively for being able to satisfy and serve our internal and external participants.
Pros
Team morale and team efforts.
Cons
Public Scrutiny
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Clinical Coordinator/ Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee County, WIOctober 2, 2018
Clinical position worked with clients in the community, as the county started moving these services to the private sector the budget was cut, and the positions were no longer available.
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It's a who you know culture
County employee (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 26, 2018
There is minimal room for advancement. Pay increases are difficult to come by, and it's a who you know culture. It's difficult working in run down buildings, w limited supplies to effectively do your job.
Pros
Helping the needy
Cons
Lack of funding makes it difficult to do your job.
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people were great, management, not so much
Airport Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 26, 2018
11 different supervisors rotating thru the office in 3 yrs should explain things. i worked there for 18 yrs. first 10 were great. then act 10 took affect and everything changed.
Pros
great coworkers
Cons
stress brought on by supervisors
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My career was there
Management Assistant (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 24, 2018
It was a great place to work if you stayed out of the politics involved. Once, a very long time ago, going to work was like being with family. That culture no longer exists.
Pros
The cost of benefits are moderate, but still less than the private sector.
Cons
Genuine office politics at play daily.
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Relaxing
Cashier and Prep Cook (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 20, 2018
I like it but it has some yah and nays about it. It’s my first job ever so I can’t really complain. I thanks god because I was really looking for a job and the zoo accepted me.
Pros
Sometimes free lunches
Cons
Breaks
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Enjoyable Training Department
Senior Instructor-Training Division (Former Employee) –  Franklin, WISeptember 18, 2018
Each and everyday in the training department was filled with learning from both the instructor and the class. A typical work day would be filled with teaching and doing paperwork.
Pros
I was able to teach full time
Cons
Horrible Healthcare
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Milwaukee County
Restaurant and Beer Cart Worker (Former Employee) –  Menomonee Falls, WISeptember 17, 2018
This is a great place to work because there are so many different types of jobs that you can get throughout the company. You meet so many people and everyone in general is so helpful.
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A day.
confidential (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 17, 2018
The benefits are decent but there is absolutely no sense of team work or company moral. The pay is horrible and there are people who have been here for over 10 years and have NEVER received a raise. The county does not provide for raises and only promotes infrequently. Good for college students.
Pros
Days Off
Cons
toxic environment, low moral
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good company to work for.
Clerical Assistant 1 (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 12, 2018
coworkers are friendly and helpful. more communication between staff and management.

more department training and more career advancement and salary.
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Bus Operator (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 10, 2018
At this company as a bus operator the company owns your time for 10-12 hours a day but you're only paid for about 8 hours a day. There are days when you can be scheduled to work 18+ hours in a 24 hour day.
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Correction Officer (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 22, 2018
Satisfied stressful work environment, family time and personal time is less likely to happen while employed there. Lack of professionalism and appreciation for employees
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Nice , fun & productive work place
Food Service Worker and Cashier (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 20, 2018
Honestly, working at the zoo is nice . There’s a hassle sometimes but it’s not all bad . It’s what you make it. The mangers expect you to have fun while working. Just not too much fun but you know. Fun . I really recommend it to anyone who wants a job or need easy quick money.
Pros
Discounted food, nice environment, cool co-workers .
Cons
Stinks.
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Not a career.
Jail Records CLERK II (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 17, 2018
I would say this job is best for single people or parents with high school/adult children. This job requires a lot of your personal time. The are able to mandate you to stay for extended periods of time. It's a pretty easy job, just tedious. It pays pretty well but you will sacrifice a lot of your personal time for that.
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Productive place to work
Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  WisconsinAugust 13, 2018
The fast past environment was exciting and fun, management was on site and generally cared for the workers and productivity. The company offered incentives and hired from within. I regret leaving and would be happy to work for the company again.
Pros
Enjoyed coworkers and managers.
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Starcrossed from the start.
Clerical Support II ­­ bilingual ­­ Spanish (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIAugust 11, 2018
Applied for a county position on a lark, during the economic downtown of late 2001/early 2002, after returning from college & just before departing for overseas work. Interviewed quickly, completed preemployment testing as required in short order... Then, nothing, til 18 months later when I happened to be back from overseas & needing a job. (If nothing else, the delay was propitious, if not also a bit dismaying. (Hiring should never be that attenuated.)) Overall, I learned a lot on the job, though not necessarily from obvious training & development composed by higher-ups. Just the day to day produced evermore contingencies to always keep in mind.
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Managed by threats of termination
Unknown (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJuly 26, 2018
The work with the clients is great. Being threatened with consequences every day by an untrustworthy management team, not so great. So many of us walk into work wondering if today is the day I get fired. There may or may not be a pool as to who gets walked out next.
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WI. Corrections Officer (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJuly 24, 2018
If you like overtime this is the place. Lots of overtime. I have learned great communication skills and how to handle stressful situations and learned to stay calm when being yelled at.
Pros
Working together
Cons
late nights
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4.0
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Very great place to work can be stressful sometimes but all jobs are like that. Glad to have worked there would recommend
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee WisconsinJuly 21, 2018
Milwaukee County lifeguarding is a very great place to work very social and can make a great startup pay. You can learn a lot from this type of job, and that can really help in life
Pros
Friendly, great starting pay, kind, helps with life
Cons
Always stressful thinking you are going to mess up
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