City of Chicago, Department of Human Services

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City of Chicago, Department of Human Services Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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  1. Mtd For Streets and Sanitation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Pool Motor Truck Driver in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Pool Motor Truck Driver in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Human Services as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm a driver and this is the easiest work I've ever done in my life. I'm a woman and all you do is pull in, and back down allies all day.

    Cons

    When you start you're only guaranteed 10 per week. You may get more hrs it depends on the manpower needed.

    Advice to Management

    I think that the managers should really pay attention to some of the workers. Some of these ppl are really lazy. It's unfair to the ones that work hard.


  2. High Profile and Politically Sensitive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Commissioner
    Former Employee - Deputy Commissioner

    I worked at City of Chicago, Department of Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is consistant and interesting. If you build the right relationships and know how to network, one could go far in city government. The benefits are good and, at least executive position, the salary is very appropriate. There is a tremendous opportunity

    Cons

    There are lot of political relationships. As well Human Resources is a highly sensitive area in city government. Thus and excessive amount of attention must be paid to nuances of verbage/communication, and personal and professional associations.

    Advice to Management

    -Set key performance indicatators that are appropriate for each -Work harder at building a more collaborative environment. This will help to ensure the each employee is adding the move value possible. -


  3. Overworked and underpaid with no advancement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Chicago, Department of Human Services

    Pros

    Interesting people on a changing basis

    Cons

    Promotions and jobs by who you know not what you know


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  5. Good, but lack of leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Compliance Officer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Human Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits holidays off paid vacations the ability to work on my own and make presentations to planning officials. working with other department leaders to computerize business license information, assisting business owners with obtaining the required license(s) to operate

    Cons

    lack of leadership misdirection no planned projects salaries are not reflected based upon education and experience the future of the city, and the plans they had regarding benefits and pay.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get some type of order and organization.


  6. home aide

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Aide in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Home Aide in Chicago, IL

    I worked at City of Chicago, Department of Human Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    i was a home aide

    Cons

    work at department human health services


  7. The worst department I have ever worked for in the City of Chicago

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Human Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits, good schedule, good pay and nice co-workers. The location of the building is convenient for me in my travel to work.

    Cons

    Management is unfair. There is no communication. Decisions are made for employees without their knowledge. There are no opportunities for growth. The people placed in management are incompetant and inexperienced.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate current management, talk to employees about their work and the expectations of the department. Encourage employees to be their best. Provide opportunities for promotion.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Making some new changs due to fresh executive staff. Futureis looking brighter.

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

    I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Human Services

    Pros

    benefits, If in the union than very hard to get fired. Set work schedule, help people, rewarding, room for growth.ABility to learn new skills and interact with other city epartments and community groups. Politial connections.

    Cons

    too many constant changes, lack of organization. Poor mid managment. Powerful HR department. Large case loads for case-managers who do too much trivial work and cannot focus on real client problems.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected with other similar agencies nationwie to learn nw methods of service delivery and management and organization. Reduce power of HR department. Provide continueing education and opportunities for mid management to get out of the officea and interact with other departments and professionals.



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