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I was an intern with the hope to learn scientific methods on plant health and growth methods. Turns out I was just summer help without any learning. Beautiful place to work and lots of coworkers that share an enthusiasm for planting and bringing visual delight to people.
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Depending on the department determines the outcome but all in all there is a lot of nepotism, the pay is not a living wage when many employees work second jobs and are becoming social media affiliates getting paid. My department has become very stressful for no reason and management is the reason. Most promotions are based on seniority not on skills and knowledge (that came out the hiring managers' mouth). 2% raises don't do much at all for anyone. They say talk to HR but retaliation is real no matter what they say. And unfortunately it seems when you get in the county it is hard to get out when it use to be the other way around. Working for the county used to be the place to work now I would never suggest it depending on where in the county. The turnover rate is real. You have higher ups getting paid over 100k and more and then you have some people that are just a little over 50k and been with the county for 20plus years. My job is not hard it is the environment. The most enjoyable part is helping people when no one else actually wants to help them but give them the run around.


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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Clear sense of purpose
Areas for improvement
  • Trust in colleagues
  • Support from manager

Horrible place to work for

It’s a great job to sum it up leaders talk to you like shii I wouldn’t let my dog work there they all sleep around and everyone is rude and angry especially first shift staff horrible company good money but upper sgt lt captains trash
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Good Health Benefits

Coworkers include a mix of those who are dedicated and those who are not. While the health benefits are good, the pension system is just so-so when you consider that you're required to pay a percent of your salary into the system and it takes 5 years to vest. Salaries lag the market for sure which has become more pronounced leading to a substantial amount of turnover.
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Productive and fun to work at

I love working at the courthouse. There’s many opportunities to grow and they have amazing benefits for their employees. The pay is another plus and everyone is great to work with.
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great team- great benefits

psychiatric hospital with excellent nursing and medical team that worked together to ensure the best outcomes for patient care- well trained in crisis intervention.
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Intense, not for the faint of heart.

What is the best part of working at the company?Benefits and a sense of being a team. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?At the time when I worked for HOC, was during Covid. It was very stressful, they were short staffed which lead to mandatory overtime. The force list was an additional list that required you to work over time, I worked a 16 hour shift. Aside from that, it wasn’t that bad. Just follow the rules. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The work environment was very serious. It was an elite club. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Everyday was slightly different depending on which dorm room you were in. But the morning started with roll call and a debriefing of events. Once assigned you were to head directly to your dorm to be debriefed by your fellow officer and to relieve them of duty. You would take roll call ( or head count) of your dorm, establish your rules for the shift and then follow a strict schedule of events for the duration of your shift. At the end of your shift you take a final head count, and await to be relieved by the next officer which you in turn debrief.
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Walkie county

As a nurse, you’re expected to go to any emergencies. You are well protected by the guards you make clinical decision on whether to send an invite to the hospital so you have to strong clinical skills and be very independent in your practice


Staff is very nice there. I always felt safe.


A lot of stuff changeover, especially management
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Don’t work here

Low pay, terrible management who does not care. Loyal, productive workers are treated with no respect or consideration. Bad behavior, slackers are ignored
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Productive fun place to work

A lot of politics. Every day was different, and learned a lot. You shouldn't have any issues as long as you do your work. Great benefits and incentives. The pay could have been higher.
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Good place to work

What is the best part of working at the company?The Benefits and taking care of patients What is the most stressful part about working at the company?At times we where short staff What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It was a nice diverse experience and atmosphere What is a typical day like for you at the company?I worked as an RN I was busy all the time
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good environment, average pay

nice to work in the parks with a wide variety of job duties keeps it interesting. tough to get simple step increases and normal raises. this can lead to disillusioned employees staying and hoping for change or quitting .
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Ok if you like work

It's a good idea but the trucks are garbage 🗑 and people and don't care about safety.Far as the benefits is good, but safety should be key 🔑 I would not recommend no one here because of the safety
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Great learning experience.

What is the best part of working at the company?Helping the occupants with their medical needs.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Helping the occupants with their medical needs.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Sink or swim. Either you get it or you don’t. And it don’t take long to get it!What is a typical day like for you at the company?It depends. The days are fluid.
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Great place

I loved working there. I would go back if I could.. I worked there for 4 years and it was some of the best days. I don’t have any cons for this place.
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Toxic work environment

No support from management, management favoritism, and racist environment. No unity among employees. No work life balance. Work environment can be hostile at times!




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dysfunctional management

Not a good place to work don't know what else to say, other then it's best to stay clear of this place if you want to be happy, HR is terrible and does not support It's employees.
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Over worked and under paid

Over worked and under paid. Filled with constant change of supervisors and people who are on power trips when they do fill the supervisor position. Worked there thinking it would be a great opportunity but was just a unhealthy work environment.
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Rewarding relationships, stressful, Eh Management

Previously being a Milwaukee County Lifeguard has afforded me some great skills and relationships. The skillsI have learned from this position has led me to grow as a person and prepare myself for future careers. I would not say any hard skills are going to be intensely developed but your soft skills will be put to the test. Interacting with patrons is one of the most difficult parts of this job, having the skills necessary to explain is very important. I have also formed many great relationships through this job. A few things I have to say though is the problems with management. Pools are run by a "Head Guard" and those Head Guards are overseen by supervisors. The supervisors should pay more attention to lifeguard interactions between each other.
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Great place to work if you love overtime

I currently work at the HOC/CRC. I have been employed with them for over 10 years. If you love overtime and you have things you want to pay off or purchase this is a great place for that. But if you have a family just know that you may not always be there for special events because of the forced overtime. You can get rid of your forced overtime if someone wants to work your hours but its not guaranteed. Some supervisors are good others not so much. You have to have tough skin working here because you have to deal with the inmates who will try you and you also have to deal with your co workers who can sometimes be worse. But one thing for sure is if things hit the fan, you will have backup, whether your coworkers like you or not. We like to say we are a dysfunctional family of sorts.


You can write your own paycheck by working overtime


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Great learning and growth opportunity

As a nurse with no psych experience BHD was an amazing place to learn and provide a solid foundation for a future in mental health nursing. Team members and coworkers are supportive and trustworthy
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Based on 622 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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