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I am Appreciative of the time spent
Initial Assessment Specialist (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIApril 13, 2019
I enjoyed the paycheck and the overtime opportunities. There was a tremendous amount of management turn over while I was working which accounted for an intense amount of immediate changes.
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Reference Center
Library Services Assistant Senior (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIApril 11, 2019
I was the first point of contact as you walked into the Reference Center, I was in charge of sending inter-library loans, cataloging, circulation, making reservations for AV equipment. I also worked as an assistant for the Senior Librarian. The work culture was relaxed, but efficient. The hardest part of the position was that it was not a full time position. The most enjoyable part was helping the staff of the Public Service Commission.
Pros
Learned so much about the PSC
Cons
The job was eliminated.
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GREAT place to work
Disability Determination Specialist (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIApril 7, 2019
Analyzed written material/data in accordance with
established standards and criteria.
Assessed material from multiple sources, analyzed the
material, and come to logical conclusions based on
that information, in a timely fashion.
Evaluated information in an objective fashion, free of
bias or personal inclinations.
Researched and solved problems in an independent
fashion.
Used knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy,
and disease processes as they pertain to mental and
physical disability evaluation.
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Productive
Department of Revenue, Revenue Agent (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 31, 2019
Efficient operating system.Friendly environment.Great place to work, very rewarding. Wonderful training staff and excellent customer service management.
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Earn fast cash; bad schedule.
Youth Counselor (Current Employee) –  Irma, WIMarch 30, 2019
An average day is easy, but youth are manipulative and can be physically dangerous to each other and staff.

Benefits are generous, though the base pay is lacking (hopefully this improves soon).

Forget about having a predictable schedule. You work 6-7 days in a row with a very good chance of working 4+ 16 hour shifts every pay period (2 weeks) and no idea which days those will be.

Potential to make very good friends, but many staff are unprofessional and rude.

Bottom line: if you need to make some quick cash, this is a fantastic job, but poor management keeps it from becoming anything someone would want to do long-term.
Pros
Benefits, plenty of paid leave, good overtime pay.
Cons
No breaks, 16 hour shifts, 6-7 work days in a row, lack of professionalism
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productive, lots to learn, handling many department's mails
Lead Scanner (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 28, 2019
Start of day would be receiving large incoming mails, sorting them into their department carts, making delivering routes.


answering calls, opening mails, scanning, date stamping confidential documents, data entry, shredding, filling, stocking boxes of different size envelopes, receiving shipments and organizing documents.

during lunch time I covered the front desk: greeting visitors, creating badges, directing them to the correct floor. answering calls & transferring them.

Worked the mail meter machine.
Pros
learning the ins and outs of the mailing process
Cons
Limited to new skills within the mailing department
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Incarceration Job
Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) –  Oshkosh, WIMarch 28, 2019
I had this job while being incarcerated. It was something to help make the time go by faster. Seargants that I worked for were very professional, other inmates, well, that is self explanitory.
Pros
Made the time go by faster
Cons
Had to walk on eggshells
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Good job ! good pay ! good hard work most day's
CNA-2 / Resident Care Tech.-2 (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 27, 2019
The job as a whole was great for learning things on how to do the job proper . So you can help the nurses and doctors to care for those that you are trying to help each day get through their life .
Pros
Good to help family's that have family a member there
Cons
Hard job most day's
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Long Hours
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) –  Green Bay, WIMarch 21, 2019
Worked a lot of hours with a less than desirable hourly rate. Had to stay an additional 8 hours if overtime wasn't already scheduled. Would of been a better experience if pay was more with less hours.
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Productive workplace
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIMarch 21, 2019
Great work place environment. Each day brought something new. The rest of my duties were confidential. At which I am not at liberty to further discuss.
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Accountability is lacking
Manager (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 20, 2019
No accountability with the state. If you are a star performer you become a target of the lazy people. Managers have little to no power to address under performance.
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Rewarding by lots of Learning & Documentation
Vocational Counselor (Former Employee) –  Richland Center, WIMarch 20, 2019
This is a rewarding position helping people with disabilities. Expect a huge learning curve at the start and throughout the first few years.. You first have to learn the documentation system. Then you have to learn the extensive process for consumers applying and you determining eligibility and rating their application. Then the process of entering all the fields for employment plan, regular monthly calls and notes. Expect to document everything. I mean everything... Then expect constant monitoring and them correcting your entries everyday until you meet the expectations. Lastly expect extensive learning and documentation needed to input authorizations for providers who are to work with the clients, monitoring progress, reports, finally paying and insuring the next type of service is authorized. The pay is 25-27 an hour and good benefits. Expect great training and supervisory support and a willingness to understand and support you. But the expectations don't budge. Expect that you will be challenged in your ability to manage about 87 ciients at a time will multiple things to complete each and every day. You will stay busy with documentation, calls, and client meetings. You can get caught up but expect playing catch up if you take time off. The system helps you keep track of everything you need to do and what are priorities. So bottom line you will earn your pay..
Pros
good pay, great support, great training and resources, team
Cons
caseload, documentation expectations and constant monitoring
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Horrible Morale
Corrections Communications Operator (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 14, 2019
Bad morale between Supervisors and Officers/Sergeants. Too much gossip in the work place. Not enough training. Management unfair. They have their favorites.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Pay and morale
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Long Hours
Correctional Officer - Rank (Current Employee) –  WisconsinMarch 4, 2019
Work a lot of overtime and once you are finished working the overtime the state wants you to work more overtime even if that means forcing you to stay.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No home life
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None
Sanitation Engineer, Cook, Prep Cook (Former Employee) –  Sturtevant, WIFebruary 24, 2019
I was in prison for the entire time working in the kitchen so I have no comment about anything that they do or say when I was working for them..........
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Enjoyed the job not the culture
Health Care Provider (Former Employee) –  Redgranite, WIFebruary 16, 2019
Shut-up or get out, you know where the door is and there are many more behind you wiling to come in. No checks and balances since the union is gone. Don’t talk to anyone unless you want everyone to know.
Pros
Penaion
Cons
Administration
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Began my career there
Research Specialist (Former Employee) –  Eagle, WIJanuary 22, 2019
Was OK for the start of a career, but changed careers after working for the state of Wisconsin. Not for everyone. Employee benefits were about the best thing about the job.
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Great environment
Customer Service Representative Sr./Call Center (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIJanuary 14, 2019
Your days are busy, fun place to work, great co-workers and management. It was refreshing working in an environment where you could give input to management and they truly listened to your suggestions or concerns.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
None
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No room for advancement
DMV Customer Service Representative Sr (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 13, 2019
Vacation time is good, that is all. Rules are old and backwards for the times, so is the technology. Finally received a 2% raise after 6 years (all employees).If you're going to work for the state work elsewhere,not the DMV.
Pros
Vacation time
Cons
Upper Management, treat you like children
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Stressful
Floater (Former Employee) –  Fitchburg, WIJanuary 9, 2019
The daily job was basic and sometimes overwhelming. Each day was different from other days. There were days where the job would be less stressful pending on laundry, chemical restock, etc.
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