Rockford Park District

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Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. Amazing Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockford Park District part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Genuinely cares about employees, Helps you grow as an individual and professional, Provides you with job skills, Great people, network among the community

    Cons

    Sometimes slow, sometimes boring. It happens anywhere!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show employee appreciation. It really is a motivator!


  2. Complex Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockford Park District

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Well respected in the community.
    The work is valuable.
    Many new experiences.

    Cons

    Highly political organization.
    Policies/procedures are not universal to all employees.
    Upper level positions are often appointed and not posted.


  3. Summer Youth Sports

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Youth Sports Employee in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Youth Sports Employee in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Rockford Park District

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

    Pros

    You get to work a lot with kids.

    Cons

    Can get micromanaged, and kids can get rowdy.


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  5. It was good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockford Park District

    Pros

    They had flexible hours for some positions which I found to be helpful especially as it was a summer position. It was nice to have flexible hours over the summer.

    Cons

    I never felt safe in the location where I worked which was the downtown office. Downtown Rockford is not somewhere I want to spend much time.


  6. Most fulfilling job I could've asked for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Recreation Program Assistant in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Recreation Program Assistant in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Rockford Park District part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The therapeutic recreation department does incredible work serving individuals with disabilities in the community. Every program director I had the opportunity to work with was extremely personable and relatable. It won't take long before your coworkers become some of your best friends! It's also very easy to pick up hours in other programs you may not necessarily be assigned to work upon being hired. Overall, it's a fun, flexible, and fulfilling environment if you're willing to work!

    Cons

    A potential downside might be the distance you may have to drive to some program sites. Program directors/coordinators try to be considerate of the distance you'll have to travel to work, but you might have to compromise a bit if you want to pick up additional hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. The employees are great, and are always willing to help!

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    Current Employee - Key Seasonal/Program Coordinator in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Key Seasonal/Program Coordinator in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Rockford Park District part-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people you work with love having fun. There is a great work and play atmosphere. In my experience everyone was willing to help. You truly work as a team on almost everything. A lot of potential upward mobility if you are willing to put in your time.

    Cons

    Though there is a lot of upward mobility, it is never known when you will get the promotion. Due to budget cuts you now must wait for someone to retire or move on.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Landscape Architect in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Landscape Architect in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Rockford Park District

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with great co-workers. There are many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Working for the public means that all projects have a greater impact and require balancing many sometimes competing interests; this requires extra sensitivity.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. Fair, not great or bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockford Park District

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate people who care about their city

    Cons

    Not much growth potential in the organization

    Advice to Management

    Listen to some of your people and incorporate the ideas that will actually bring benefit to the public and increase revenue to the districs



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