Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

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Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Reviews

Updated June 16, 2014
Updated June 16, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Property Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Focused on the mission

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    Current Employee - Counselor  in  Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Counselor in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Find creative ways to encourage and reward your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience with Lutheran Social Services is very positive.

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    Former Employee - Receptionist  in  Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Spring, TX

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois part-time for more than 5 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, meaningful work, challenging

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees appreciation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good cause and worthwhile mission

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great mission. Nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    State-funded. No raises, no pay for performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance to retain talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Should have a strong look at themselves

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Liked the idea of providing a wide variety of social services to a wide population of the state.

    Cons

    Upper management still blinded by same things as for profit company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Decent place to work overall

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    Former Employee - Social Services  in  Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Social Services in Park Ridge, IL

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, clean work environment, plenty of paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick leave), comfortable place to work

    Cons

    Lack of raises due to lack of strategic budgeting, lack of the use of technology to inform business, need an IT department at most facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not rely solely on your nursing homes to fund other services of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Lutheran Social Services is a wonderful opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Interpreter  in  Concord, NH
    Current Employee - Interpreter in Concord, NH

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to interact with people and the bosses are friendly. And it is an easy going atmosphere.

    Cons

    They sometimes don't give you the hours that you request.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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