City of Evanston Illinois

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City of Evanston Illinois Reviews

Updated April 4, 2015
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  1. Working at Robert Crown could be hectic from time to time, but my co-workers helped to make it enjoyable

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Evanston, IL

    I worked at City of Evanston Illinois part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Spending time with a handful of really good kids, great co-workers

    Cons

    Having to deal with troublesome kids and their equally troublesome parents

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized, allow more leeway for camp counselors to interchange the children in their groups


  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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bad weather,only, and stupid drivers

    Advice to Management

    How about providing warm gloves?


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  5. 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 Management

    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.


  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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).


  7. 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 Management

    eliminate bureaucracy


  8. 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay at the job

    Cons

    There are none to write

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Hours, people, job environment and staff.

    Cons

    The winter weather is brutal.


  10. 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 Management

    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.


  11. lifeguard

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard
    Current Employee - Lifeguard

    I have been working at City of Evanston Illinois

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    the life guard staff is great

    Cons

    the patrons you deal with are annoying



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