Chicago’s First Lady

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Chicago’s First Lady Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
3 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chicago's First Lady Cruises  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Chicago's First Lady Cruises in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago’s First Lady full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a very laid back work environment. It is definitely a place where you can laugh and have fun throughout the day. Everyone who works there is really nice.

    Cons

    Scheduling is inconsistent. There really is no room for growth, depending on your position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Business first and the well being of the employees is about 23rd on the list.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender/Deckhand  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Bartender/Deckhand in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago’s First Lady full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay for the CTA pass.
    Cool Location.
    Some awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Nepotism runs Rampant. And I do mean rampant.
    Unprofessional and Clueless Upper Management. They will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat.
    Some not-so-awesome people to work with.
    Some totally incompetent people get to keep their job no matter how many times they screw up because they are "untouchable."
    Negative, money-grubbing attitude permeates the establishment.
    Competitors pay more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring a little bit more about your employees and spend less time sucking up to the Architecture Foundation. Promote people that deserve it. Try to keep good people around. Tell HR to get a clue. And stop micro-managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    A fun summer job, but don't get sucked in too deep.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deckhand  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Deckhand in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago’s First Lady

    Pros

    - Good, friendly co-workers
    - The most impressive looking boats on the river
    - Captains are usually very interested in training, helping crew advance professionally
    - Company reimburses for transportation

    Cons

    - Senior management fires employees for seemingly arbitrary and inconsistent reasons
    - Pay employees less than their competetion
    - Staff appreciation is mostly lip service, but the company parties are fun
    - Often scheduled to work nights, holidays, and weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the sacrifice of your employees and compensate accordingly. Stop sweating the small stuff.

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