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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (3)
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    1.13
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

1.13 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 29.Jun 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • City
    Madison
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2010
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 08.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The only improvement is to dissolve the organization completely.

What I like about the company

Nothing.

What I dislike about the company

They throw money at problems, hoping something will stick. Like employment – new hires got overpaid while staff who came from Dept. of Commerce earned less while doing the same job. The place is run by VP's who do not have the leadership skills or practical industry knowledge it takes to administer tens of millions of tax payers dollars. Tons of infighting; others have likened it to "a bunch of kids playing in a sandbox, none of them capable of sharing or getting along."

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • City
    Madison
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2012
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others
  • 01.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Constant turnover (40%+), supervisors that lack leadership and effective management skills, bloated upper management, daily depression and anxiety for most who work here.

Support from management

Leadership is severely lacking; they have hired outside organizations to come in and educate/train them; wasting taxpayers money and the efforts of others.

Teamwork

There are people, and departments, that are known for not working well with others, spreading gossip and purposefully stabbing others in the back. There are a number of departments within, each run by a VP, and each is completely isolated from the others in most day-to-day matters.

Internal Communication

Upper management loves to say that they constantly are communicating, however they do not communicate what concerns the vast majority of other people employed.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Any new hires seen were between the ages of 25-35 for lower positions, middle-aged WASPs for upper management positions.

Career Development

This is were good people go to have their careers killed. Only the terribly untalented thrive.

Overall compensation for your work

By far, the highlight because typically the WEDC's attitude is to "throw money" at a problem – so if they need a position filled (which is about every 3 weeks), they will just throw money and state benefits to lure someone in. However, within 3 months you either fit in, or regret it and no amount of money will make your choice any better.

Office / Work Environment

IT tech support is terrible and constantly changing protocols. Upper management also subscribes to the same ethos of just "making it up as they go."

Work-Life Balance

Pressure is given top-down to work until "the job is done," however, typically the process is so terrible, work gets scrapped late in the game or worse yet, gets overblown by egotistical managers who want something done that doesn't need to be done.

Company Image

Just read the newspapers. Google them. Seriously. There hardly isn't a single nice news article written.

Job Security

There is no job security for a place so highly scrutinized and close to being dissolved.

Handicapped Accessibility

There is an elevator in the building. Building maintenance is good.

Challenging Work

Absolutely not. There were literally only a handful of projects there that truly helped small businesses and would be supported by any in the public sector.

Inclusive / Diverse

No. They have very, very few of any ethnic background working there. Anyone who reads the paper knows that the business goals of this organization is Corporate Welfare.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of all the upper management, restructure and get rid of 60% of the divisions there.

What I like about the company

There is very little to like.

What I dislike about the company

There is too much to explain in detail what there isn't to like. Just simply avoid this place at all costs.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • City
    Madison
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (3)
    100%
    1.13
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
1.13
3 reviews

Industry average (Market Research)
3.38
3,303 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,677,000 reviews