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Updated July 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits and low hour commitment for a salary job" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits and great people to work with" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard Work, Long Hours, Higher Management" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Low pay and lack of upward mobility" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    It was great for learning a lot very quickly!

    Cons

    You get yelled at by constituents a lot.


  2. "Community Relations Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fulfilling work providing constituent service, generous compensation, and holiday vacation days

    Cons

    Pay could be higher; can be difficult to live on city salary if not sharing income with someone making a comfortable living.

  3. "Part Time Employment with Chicago"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment for the most part

    Cons

    Some issues are entirely out of your hands

    Advice to Management

    More funding


  4. "Administrative Assistant II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chicago (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, employees, hours, clients

    Cons

    Management, management, management, management, management

    Advice to Management

    Be more personable


  5. "Laborer"

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

    I worked at Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Union benefits
    Good pay
    Don't have to kill yourself everyday

    Cons

    Bad Management
    Lazy employees that get away with too much


  6. "Deputy Corporation Counsel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, cooperative, team building

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, not appreciated by senior management

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your people and give them some support


  7. "My insight"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Pay in the summer season

    Cons

    Pay in the winter season, parking for those driving to work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Law Clark"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Good health insurance
    Flexibility with schedule

    Cons

    Toxic work environment
    Management treats you as a cog in a machine, not a human
    No paid holidays
    Very few opportunities to advance


  9. "Good job but can take a long time to move up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Doing good work on behalf of the citizens. Most of the time.

    Cons

    Everything is slow and the only real way to move up is to stay there for decades.


  10. "stability but not challenging"

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

    I worked at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    stability. predictability, respectful culture, opportunity for impact.

    Cons

    not challenging work, culture resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    create innovative culture


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