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Updated Jun 14, 2015

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    home aide

    Jul 23, 2012 - Home Aide in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    i was a home aide

    Cons

    work at department human health services

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  2. 4.0
    Current Contractor, more than 1 year

    Mtd For Streets and Sanitation

    Jun 14, 2015 - Pool Motor Truck Driver in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I'm a driver and this is the easiest work I've ever done in my life. I'm a woman and all you do is pull in, and back down allies all day.

    Cons

    When you start you're only guaranteed 10 per week. You may get more hrs it depends on the manpower needed.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Making some new changs due to fresh executive staff. Futureis looking brighter.

    Sep 11, 2008 - Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    benefits, If in the union than very hard to get fired. Set work schedule, help people, rewarding, room for growth.ABility to learn new skills and interact with other city epartments and community groups. Politial connections.

    Cons

    too many constant changes, lack of organization. Poor mid managment. Powerful HR department. Large case loads for case-managers who do too much trivial work and cannot focus on real client problems.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    High Profile and Politically Sensitive

    Mar 15, 2015 - Deputy Commissioner 
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    Pros

    The work is consistant and interesting. If you build the right relationships and know how to network, one could go far in city government. The benefits are good and, at least executive position, the salary is very appropriate. There is a tremendous opportunity

    Cons

    There are lot of political relationships. As well Human Resources is a highly sensitive area in city government. Thus and excessive amount of attention must be paid to nuances of verbage/communication, and personal and professional associations.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good, but lack of leadership

    Oct 8, 2012 - Compliance Officer in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    good benefits holidays off paid vacations the ability to work on my own and make presentations to planning officials. working with other department leaders to computerize business license information, assisting business owners with obtaining the required license(s) to operate

    Cons

    lack of leadership misdirection no planned projects salaries are not reflected based upon education and experience the future of the city, and the plans they had regarding benefits and pay.

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  6. 1.0
    Current Employee

    The worst department I have ever worked for in the City of Chicago

    Aug 26, 2011 - Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    Good benefits, good schedule, good pay and nice co-workers. The location of the building is convenient for me in my travel to work.

    Cons

    Management is unfair. There is no communication. Decisions are made for employees without their knowledge. There are no opportunities for growth. The people placed in management are incompetant and inexperienced.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Overworked and underpaid with no advancement

    May 7, 2013 -  
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    Pros

    Interesting people on a changing basis

    Cons

    Promotions and jobs by who you know not what you know

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