I worked at Central States Funds full-time (More than a year)
Stable job with some great perks. Great benefits. Good amount of time off and flexible schedule (get there from 6am-9:30, leave 7.5 hours later).
A lot of business travel, compensation is mediocre. Standard desk job with little challenge. Tough commute from Chicago.
Advice to Management
Management does a pretty good job, though I did find this company to be very "cliquey" - managers eat with managers, staff eats with staff, etc. Overall, pretty good company to work for and can offer good stability. But it is easy to get stuck there for longer than you want. Obviously, this can be seen as a positive as well. I would recommend that management do more to avoid monotony in the workplace.
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Central States Funds (Rosemont, IL).
One phone interview, followed by two panel interviews. In total, I met with 8 people. At the end of the last interview, I was told that I was in the final round and that they'd follow up in a couple of days. I sent my thank yous and didn't hear anything back. A week later I received a rejection letter in the mail, which I find to be a bit rude. After that much time, a phone call would've been nice.
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