Skokie Park District

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Skokie Park District Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Horticulture Crew Member in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Horticulture Crew Member in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Skokie Park District

    Pros

    Learned many new skills to use in my own life pertaining to gardening, etc.

    Cons

    No cons of working here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Seasonal Recreation Leader

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    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Skokie Park District

    Pros

    Enjoyed coaching and motivating young campers during the summer sports session. Detail oriented director who was always prepared and promoted safe play. Overall the camp was awesome due to the field trips and the resources we offered to our campers! Would definitely return next summer!

    Cons

    Low pay. Parents who were at times very rude to counselors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want quality staff the pay needs to compete with the likes of the Chicago Park District.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    The park district in general does not have a great culture and does not care much about their employees' well-being.

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    Former Employee - Park Monitor in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Park Monitor in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Skokie Park District part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work part-time while still in school.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and politics within the workplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and don't play favorites with employees that have connections with upper management. Horrible business practice but that's the workplace politics you have to deal with .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Customer Service Rep

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Skokie Park District part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Easy tasks
    - Flexible hours
    - Nice supervisors

    Cons

    - Lots of dead time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Unprofessional management skills

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Skokie Park District part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling allowed for full-time students to work part-time jobs. Solid first job work experience.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement were available, however, management was very political on their views on who would succeed. Really played to whom he liked personally, not on who worked hard. Also, gave beneficial treatment to workers who were sons/daughters of employees that held upper management positions which did not sit well with other coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat full staff fairly and create a work culture that will lead to a successful business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Skokie Park District part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I work with a diverse group of interesting people. It is easy to find help when necessary. We are encouraged to think creatively when problem solving.

    Cons

    The building is big so the building temperature is difficult to regulate, I dress in layers to ensure personal comfort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't have advice for the management. The building and programs run well and the customers seem to be satisfied with what we offer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Skokie Park District

    Pros

    Staff is laid-back and relatively easy to communicate with. Easy to speak with management or supervisor regarding issues that are taking place. Promote healthy lifestyle.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but pretty par for industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees on a more regular basis. They'll work harder for you if you throw them a bone more often.

    Recommends

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