Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

www.lssi.org
Unclaimed Profile
Add Review

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
21 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.4
21 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois President and CEO Rev. Denver Bitner
Rev. Denver Bitner
2 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Des Plaines, IL

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worthwhile social service organization that cares about of their clients and offers a employee friendly place to work.

    Cons

    Social Service agencies pay less than the corporate world

  2. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois - Developmental Trainer

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

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the clients and co-workers. There were typical situations that occurred every now and then, but overall coworkers and management handled it professionally. Clients really made the job worth while. I love to see them smile and I was honored when the confided in me or found comfort with me.
    When I needed time off, or had a family issue my boss worked with me and she was very reasonable.

    Cons

    Other than going into management there really was no opportunity for advancement.

  3. Great mission statement -

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Whitewater, WI
    Former Employee - Administrative in Whitewater, WI

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People care about people, I appreciate the values of the management. They support you in your work goals.

    Cons

    There were times that I felt micro managed.

    Advice to Management

    If the upper management still has the lofty goals and visions they had when I was there, it is a great agency to work for.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. You have to have thick skin to work at Lutheran.....It can be emotional at times

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

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the pros to working at this agency is that you get to be a vessel in helping to see the reunification of children and their parents. Seeing broken families come together is a beautiful thing.

    Cons

    The pay is not enough for the job that is done and there needs to be constant diversity training.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is if you would increase the pay and hire supervisors that genuinely care about there workers; along with the diversity training you may not have such a high turnover.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Focused on the mission

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

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Client centered with hard working staff who believe in the mission

    Cons

    Direct care staff are so dedicated that they can easily suffer burn-out, no perks, not competetive wages, no cost of living raises

    Advice to Management

    Find creative ways to encourage and reward your employees.

  7. Helpful (1)

    A top notch Property Manager that follow company policies and made the resident feel at home.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with a diverse group of individual from all ethnic and culture background.

    Cons

    You can not please everyone, however, but by following company policies the work is done professional and confident.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your on-site manager went it comes to tenants concerns.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Room for advancement, good benefits, flexible schedule, competitive salary.

    Cons

    High stress environment, and increasingly difficult case load numbers. At the time I left, I had 21 kids on my case load, and was also completing the adoption subsidies full-time.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workers a bit more, so that you can keep the good ones.

  9. My experience with Lutheran Social Services is very positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Spring, TX

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lutheran Social Services does there best to make sure all employees are satisfied with their work environment.

    Cons

    Lutheran Social Services is a very large organization.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Chaotic while lacking diversity and true leadership leading to professional growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ADOPTION PRESERVATION THERAPIST for VERMILION COUNTY in Danville, IL
    Former Employee - ADOPTION PRESERVATION THERAPIST for VERMILION COUNTY in Danville, IL

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The accumulative leave was great if it was approved.

    Cons

    I had the opportunity to learn that whites are also discrimnated against based on race.

    Advice to Management

    Don't simply hire a person because he or she is black. Look for a person that has an approach which is inclusive.

  11. Helpful (1)

    The people I worked with are wonderful, thoughtful and kind people, but management has lost touch with the business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Child Welfare Specialist in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Child Welfare Specialist in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people, meaningful work, challenging

    Cons

    Large workload, low pay, management doesn't show appreciation for employees

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees appreciation

Work at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois? Share Your Experiences

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.