Illinois State Police

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Illinois State Police Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great compensation, very "clicky" and politically correct to a fault

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State Police full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, variety of occupations to choose once employed. The vast majority of the employees are very honest and really do want to serve the people of Illinois.

    Cons

    Divides everything by race/gender/sexual orientation and requires commanders to justify why they fail to promote someone from one of these groups (some people are more equal than others). Upper management is under the thumb of the Governor's office and goals and priorities can be changed in a moments notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all people equally. You have a great group of people working for you, of all types and ethnicities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Many talented people. Most are under utilized.

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    Current Employee - Master Sergeant in Collinsville, IL
    Current Employee - Master Sergeant in Collinsville, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State Police full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of talented people trying to do a good job. Most work together really well. You receive better training than many county and municipal police officers. Great salaries for this type of job.

    Cons

    Upper management wants their egos stroked regularly. Their idea of diversity is a variety of different people telling them how smart they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push decisions down to the lowest possible level. Allow your people to blossom. Stop thinking all good ideas originate in your office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    If you get on their bad side, they will not have your back.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois State Police full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Like with any state job, it comes with good pay and benefits, relatively comfortable working conditions, and paid time off. Most positions are Union backed.

    Cons

    Depends on the position. Some jobs are cake, while others are crazy demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it trickles down from the top, but most managers are two-faced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Overall, a very good organization to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State Police full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salaries are very good.

    Cons

    Training/continuing education for non-operations employees not budgeted for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with other organizations, would be helpful for upper management to value the input of those who report to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Microbiologist
    Current Employee - Microbiologist

    I have been working at Illinois State Police

    Pros

    good experience working with the company

    Cons

    working on one type of testing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends

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