City of Evanston Illinois Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
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  1. wonderful people,parents, supervisors, and scholstaff, and children are very sweet, and respectful.

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    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant With Children 2-10 Yrs Old in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant With Children 2-10 Yrs Old in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at City of Evanston Illinois part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    See above! Ditto,ditto,ditto!!!! Everyone is very meow, and thats' a good thing!

    Cons

    Bad weather,only, and stupid drivers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about providing warm gloves?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Leadership by fear creates morale problems; especially for older workers who are targeted by directors for replacement.

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    Former Employee - Senior Management in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Evanston, IL

    I worked at City of Evanston Illinois full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Proximity to the City of Chicago, and the socio- economic diversity of the community.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and high turn over with leadership sends mixed messages to staff. There is a clear pattern of older staff being replaced with younger workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile, greet, and make eye contact with staff regardless of rank when passing in a hallway. Create a culture of "we are all in this together" and immediately stop the practice of blatantly valuing young staff over more exp. workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. If you don't like it, you can leave.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Evanston Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful community. Wonderful employees. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Tired of hearing if you don't like it , you can leave. A lot of really good people are leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some energy toward your employees before you lose all the good ones. Listen to them, even if you do not like what they have to say. While you say that you want to hear what people have to say, they do not speak because they will get a target placed on their backs, and before you know it, they are gone. People do not tell you what is really going on.

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  5. Great job for a teen/young adult.

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    Former Employee - City of Evanston Lifeguard in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - City of Evanston Lifeguard in Evanston, IL

    I worked at City of Evanston Illinois part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for a younger person in the workforce, and working on the lakefront teaches a number of valuable life lessons. CPR and Lifeguarding certifications are thorough and useful for other seasons when beaches are closed

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy (to be expected) and need to work on 4th of July on lakefront. Can be socially exclusive. Only a seasonal job (May/June-September).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Lifeguard

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Evanston Illinois

    Pros

    Worked on the beach. Reasonable hours. was taught the importance of responsibility. Being in control of the general public is a big task for any 18 year old and employees grow a lot in a short period of time.

    Cons

    Worked for a bureaucracy and making changes with any city organization is difficult. constantly seem to be shrinking the budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eliminate bureaucracy

  7. Good Experience at the Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Evanston Illinois part-time

    Pros

    Good pay at the job

    Cons

    There are none to write

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
  8. Incredible Internship Opportunity

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    Former Intern - Housing Intern in Evanston, IL
    Former Intern - Housing Intern in Evanston, IL

    I worked at City of Evanston Illinois as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Was treated like an employee and given access to many valuable situations that really helped build my resume.

    Cons

    Like all government positions there was a lot of red tape, so many good ideas could not be accomplished quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
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  9. Cool part time city job

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Employeee in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Seasonal Employeee in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at City of Evanston Illinois part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, people, job environment and staff.

    Cons

    The winter weather is brutal.

    Recommends
  10. Informal yet productive, great place for a first internship.

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    Former Intern - Intern to City Manager's Office in Evanston, IL
    Former Intern - Intern to City Manager's Office in Evanston, IL

    I worked at City of Evanston Illinois as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, convenient location (for me), patient boss.

    Cons

    Not much, got my fair share of busy work, but always had the time to do them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
  11. The work atmosphere is laid back, you definitely can wield a degree of autonomy, but beware of all of the gossip.

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant in Evanston, IL

    I worked at City of Evanston Illinois

    Pros

    - The work is manageable.
    - "Projects" are easy.
    - ample time to finish your work.

    Cons

    - some of the workers there over-amplify the difficulty of the job.
    - the pay is horrible ($10/hr)
    - don't count on being promoted unless you learn a skill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make things more stressful than they really are. Rather than spending time over-complicating and verbalizing work problems, you should instead get the job done.

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