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Chicago Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
Updated February 5, 2015
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago

    Pros

    You can make this an lifetime career

    Cons

    6 month probation too long

    Recommends
  2.  

    Chicago Internship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago

    Pros

    Office culture is diverse and inviting.

    Cons

    Extremely structured, hard to move around.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Favorable but growth potential for employees is scarce

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago

    Pros

    Comfortable environment that allows flexibility with work hours. Company offers employment opportunities for residents of Cook County and gives back to local charities and causes, which is spearheaded by the corporate office.

    Cons

    The company although their mission is solid, there is Limited growth potential in terms of advancement and limited salary increases to match the cost of living index.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more advancement opportunities for current employees that embrace the company's vision and mission. Offer opportunities for in depth training for individual growth to enhance further growth within each respective role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    exciting, fair, fun, fast-paced, comfortable

    Cons

    slow, hard to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. If you land a permanent position the benefits are good.

    Cons

    If you can't handle irate people on a daily basis, this is not the job for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  7.  

    Haven't been here long enough

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Police Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Aviation Police Officer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    City benefits and pay. Tiered salary system which increases as you have more years on the job, just like CPD except the top end isn't as high. Good retirement benefits. Good place to start out if it's your first "police job" and meet people to network with and move around to another department. You attend CPD training academy and become a state certified LEO upon graduation.

    Cons

    Unarmed. and that doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon even though they're always on the "brink" of fixing that. Kind of unorganized compared to most other police departments but thats because it used to be a political dumping ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good. Considering more than a few guys there are retired CPD. The current batch of bosses are really pushing to get the guys there armed and attempting to bring more prestige to the dept.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place. Could use better pay for all instead of higher ups.

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    Current Employee - Water Chemist II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Water Chemist II in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hours for some if you can make it in before rush hour. Great qualified people working around you. Managment is willing to listen to concerns and are approachable at all times.

    Cons

    Pay could use a bump. If you live in the city the pay barely makes this liveable on. Better to hold out for a few more $$$ instead of jumping in right away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for the lower and mid level employees instead of your directors and heads of departments.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Run

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    Former Contractor - Business Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Business Service Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Average pay, flexibility, no-hassle atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of ethics, disorganzed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A complete restructure is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Depends on the Department, but overall everything is fine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago

    Pros

    Vacation time, Pension, Good healthcare and benefits

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy to work with, some life long career employees will slow down the pace of progression.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very positive experience; worked with great people and was asked to complete meaningful work.

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    Former Intern - Data Services Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Data Services Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and culture; feel like you are doing important work because it is for the city; reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Can be hectic at times; tended to be unorganized occasionally which is expected out of a city job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not become complacent; challenge your employees to be the best that they can be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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