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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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    good place while in school

    Student Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsInteracted with the people. Got a lot of experience helping others.

    Conspoor management. could not get hired full time.

    Advice to Senior Managementget rid of the unions and the political jobs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's still not what you know but who you know

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosfeel like you're doing something to improve the city and its people

    Consdepending on who is leading your group you are either in or out

    Advice to Senior Managementrahm needs to clean house more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dysfunctional organization led by inexperienced managers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood health benefits and paid time off.

    ConsNothing and nobody works. Very difficult to get basic services and support.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people work here and do it for little work; believe in the mission

    ConsBad compensation program for interns

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the worst places I have ever worked.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA few people I work with are very cool.

    ConsCorporate culture is horrible. Management through fear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward people who do a good job. Get rid of the employees who are inefficient and incompetent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mostly ok, just don't try to change anything; it will likely frustrate you.

    Rather Not Say (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsBenefits, pay are still good, if you have been there long enough.

    ConsLike any large organization, there can be rules that prevent progress or innovation. There can be so many layers of people in charge that you can't get to the right one. Also, rules are made by people who have never performed the job, so there is a lot of misunderstanding and at times, inefficiency.

    Seems to be difficult to hire new staff to replace vacancies, as a hiring freeze seems to be perpetual, even if the funds are available to pay the employee.

    There have been lots of layoffs (use to be 38,000 employees, now is about 30,000) and cutbacks that it no longer feels as secure as it once was.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to those doing the job and make rules based upon that. Go out with line staff and see what they are doing and the challenges that they face.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a positive experience. I only left because I was laid off. I was there 11 years.

    Clinical Therapist II (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsI worked in the Englewood area. There were some good people there. Pay was great. You get 2 pay increases per year.

    ConsMost upper management just don't care about the clients. There sit there to collect their big checks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is for the mayor & commissioners, stop closing mental health clinics! You all never should have closed half of the centers. So many people need the services.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting municipal government job

    Aldermanic (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros-Had opportunity to meet some amazing people.
    -Was able to conduct research on constiuents, crime.
    -Had opportunities to write and showcase abilities.

    Cons-A lot of politics and seeing Chicago politics on hand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have amazing, intelligent new people working for the City of Chicago. Acknowledge these assets and stop the political nonsense.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Aldermanic Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, connections, network of people.

    ConsDepending on constituents, residents can become hostile, insane and ridiculous to work with.

    Can get very political.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Rahm? Where do I begin?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsWorking with professional consultants as a client. You have the responsibility which comes with authority.

    ConsNo future unless you have strong political connection or ties

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost mangers need retraining in people skill and need motivate themselves

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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