Chicago Transit Authority Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2020

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3.1
67%
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58%
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Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. (no image)
Dorval R. Carter, Jr.
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "You also get an unlimited CTA pass as your ID and get tours of different(in 20 reviews)

  • "Good benefits & a pension plan(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Even CTA HR doesn't care or CTA's EEO office(in 17 reviews)

  • "If you're part time you don't get holiday or overtime pay(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The paralegals that work there are really great to work with. As well as the supervisory attorneys being friendly

    Cons

    I had no downsides to working here.

  2. "Good Benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    401K and Optional Pension is given

    Cons

    No Bonuses and very small pay increases

  3. "Great Opportunity."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Internship in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time

    Pros

    Get to work in different departments as a Legal Intern. Friendly and helpful environment. Free transportation.

    Cons

    Cost of living in Chicago. Too many professional development sessions that often interfered with work.

  4. "Can have a long career here. Don’t let the politics bother you, and you’ll be just fine!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people & good pay. Great health benefits compared to the private sector. Decent pension

    Cons

    Change and improvement is slow. Generally, forward thinking is not rewarded. Safety is not a real concern

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  5. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signal Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very intelligent engineers who are willing to help when necessary.

    Cons

    Chunk of pay goes to Chicago transit authority retirees.

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  6. "Its a job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Laborer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time

    Pros

    Stable work. Decent benefits. Plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Dues and fees will sink your pay.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "HORRIBLE"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits. That's about it, sadly.

    Cons

    Management is unorganized and disrespectful. This is a political organization who chooses to advance its employees from nepotism and favoritism. The management is highly incompetent and has NO CLUE what the average employee goes through every day. They are selfish, rude and don't care about their workers. Run the other way. If you don't, you're an idiot.

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  8. "terrible company to work for"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    pay is always correct and on time

    Cons

    terrible treatment of all emloyees

  9. "Train operator"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Train Operator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Transit Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits and hours co-workers holidays

    Cons

    Take too much money and the union

  10. Helpful (2)

    "A job that just looks good on paper!"

    1.0
     

    I have been working at Chicago Transit Authority

    Pros

    You can move up quick in the company as long as your record is clean

    Cons

    Too many deductions, managers and controllers are cut throat, no paid sick time, no security against crime on CTA property

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