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Updated November 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and low hour commitment for a salary job (in 10 reviews)

  • The pay was good, the hours were even better (in 4 reviews)

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

  • Stressful work environment and low pay (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    Micromanaging and holiday and schedules are not for me

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees concerns


  2. "Emergency manager"

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    Current Employee - Emergency Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Emergency Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Prestige.. sort of. There is a lot of dead weight in the form of admin assistants who administer less than they assist.... which is no one.

    Cons

    Swiping in and out of work, plus weekly job action reports.. plus time and attendance tracking on another system

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like grown ups and fire dead weight.

  3. "Chauffeur"

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    Former Employee - Chauffeur in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Chauffeur in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, convenient ,people friendly and rewarding

    Cons

    No room for growth, intense and very competitive

    Advice to Management

    less regulation


  4. "Good, bad and ugly"

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

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

    Pros

    Get to work on a lot of interesting issues that really impact people's lives.

    Cons

    Everyone too afraid of inspector general to make any decisions or get stuff done.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about the politics of every decision. Good government is good politics.


  5. "Public Work at its finest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Very easy work, if you can read and write you can work here.

    Cons

    Nobody cafes about the quality of their work.


  6. "unfair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    they offer very good benefits and healthcare is reasonable

    Cons

    they do not treat all employees fairly and they discriminate

    Advice to Management

    does not treat employees fairly


  7. "Energy Advisor"

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

    I have been working at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Smart and motivated colleagues from all backgrounds.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment and low pay.

  8. "Not what you think"

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    Current Employee - SEMC
    Current Employee - SEMC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chicago full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Can work long hours at times.


  9. "City of Chicago Budget Analyst Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Liked the people I worked with

    Cons

    Too much red tape to get anything accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    All employees that are salaried but often work over 40 hours a week should be given some amount of comp time... when left up to individual managers to decide, people in the same position don't get treated the same even if they worked the same amount of hours.


  10. "nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chicago part-time

    Pros

    city opportunities for growth

    Cons

    only 20 hours a week


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