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Chicago Housing Authority Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Housing Authority full-time

    Pros

    Nice summer program to start a business

    Cons

    None. Great program for teenagers.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "QC Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Chicago Housing Authority full-time

    Pros

    Working for the city and was able to be out half the time in the field.

    Cons

    Ethical practices by middle management were questionable.

  3. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Housing Authority full-time

    Pros

    You will have an opportunity to work with some very passionate people that enjoy helping CHA residents. There is a one-minded goal to make the Authority and all that parlay with it successful and I really like that.

    Cons

    Not enough professional development for subordinate staff. They changed everyone to the same title so now it makes it a bit more difficult to ask and/or justify increases because of this new title system.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that all of your staff has access to training opportunities and if you learn of complaints about a certain manager that is causing his staff to take FMLA; address that.


  4. "Fun Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Housing Authority (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Its great to be of service to people, and to work with people work hard. Great location, and nice restaurants nearby. Cafeteria, and gym in the building. You can take a spin class, which is included with the gym membership

    Cons

    A few people can be petty. But focus on being able to help the public through the work you get to do, and you'll be fine

    Advice to Management

    Encourage managers to be civil, and not condescending.


  5. "Procurement Associate Review"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Procurement Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Housing Authority (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great managerial staff who help you.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Try to implement a training team


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement Specalist"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Housing Authority (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was a great place to work and room for advancement existed.

    Cons

    The work load was never distributed properly with less then appropriate understanding by senior members..

    Advice to Management

    Keep listen to your employees.


  7. "Part Time Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work, great work life balance, and good people

    Cons

    low salary; sometimes ineffective management

  8. "Director of Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Director of Compliance in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Director of Compliance in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Housing Authority (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supporting work environment for all levels of employees.

    Cons

    Politics may play a increasing role in decision making.


  9. "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits, improved morale, mission

    Cons

    Lack of prioritization of strategic goals

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategic plan and use it


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission, hard working staff but politically poluted"

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    Former Employee - Senior Management in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Housing Authority full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great mission for community motivated professionals. Lots of opportunity to impact the lives of families and change the face of Chicago. Some really caring staff.

    Cons

    High turnover at senior management level. Some really good ones but sometimes they will bring in pit bulls. Decisions are often motivated by media perception or politics.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment of trust among staff and residents.


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