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Chicago Housing Authority Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Program Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    A wonderful, supportive community of people who are always excited to hear about new ideas and innovations. The benefits are wonderful and inexpensive. There are so many opportunities to volunteer for events and participate in working directly with the families we serve.

    Cons

    I think hiring more young people might lead to more new innovations.


  2. "Director of Management Analysis and Planning Department"

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

    I worked at Chicago Housing Authority full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good in senior management.

    Cons

    The environment changes drastically when the CEO changes.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Employees, Bad Pay"

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    Former Employee - Housing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Housing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Housing Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k Company Match, Co-Workers

    Cons

    Fast Turnaround, Unprofessional Managagement, Underpaid, Case Load is Extreme

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. 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.


  10. "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


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