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  1. "Integrity Unit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Law full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding work environment. Great co-workers. Strong support by supervisors. Cooperative efforts to share the work load.

    Cons

    Hiring process is long and tedious but that is attributable to non discriminatory government hiring guidelines. Upward career mobility is also limited at some positions.

    City of Chicago, Department of Law2018-02-11
  2. "Fellowship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Law full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn to be litigators. Learn from the experienced attorneys, and very friendly environment

    Cons

    Not so much good training, and not so much room to grow and jump to other firms.

    City of Chicago, Department of Law2018-11-19
  3. "Assistant Corporation Counsel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Law full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to move to other divisions. For new hires, the pay scale is way higher so the cons are worth it. (but as a new hire you may feel resentment from those under the old)

    Cons

    If you are in a bad division, they will drain you of blood, sweat, and tears. They keep making cuts to key central legal and support resources. Pretty soon there will be no legal support and create a greater risk for errors and short cuts to be made. And guess who will take the heat. Also, it's not clear how promotions are made, it seems if you are promoted to a Senior you decide that you won't carry your weight...

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    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of considering whom you'll promote. If all you are worried about is budget cuts, you will have to accept the consequences and don't pin it all on the ACCs and use them as scapegoats. They are doing their best under the circumstances. Deputies should not be afraid to speak up to support their teams.

    City of Chicago, Department of Law2018-04-07
  4. "Law Clerk"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook

      I worked at City of Chicago, Department of Law full-time

      Pros

      Overall, my co-workers were very friendly. Having said that, the legal field attracts many odd, wierd people.

      Cons

      The wage was poor. It would be impossible to live off that wage, especially in a major city like Chicago. And the work tends to be tedious.

      Advice to Management

      Given the amount of work and caseload, Management should increase the wage--especially when your employees are performing legal analysis.

      City of Chicago, Department of Law2017-08-02
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      "Administration"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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      I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Law full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Learning experience for Municipality workings

      Cons

      Corruption. Ability to advance - almost none

      Advice to Management

      Award employees based on skills and talents

      City of Chicago, Department of Law2016-12-06
    • "Okay, but don't expect great substantive legal experience."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Law

      Pros

      Friendly employees and supervisors, positive environment. Full benefits. No micromanaging.

      Cons

      Absolutely no room for other opportunities or experience outside of your job description. Work can be rmonotonous after a while.

      City of Chicago, Department of Law2016-10-05
    • "Okay"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Law

        Pros

        Once you so, you ar in

        Cons

        The hiring process takes forever

        City of Chicago, Department of Law2016-09-08
      • "Director"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

          I have been working at City of Chicago, Department of Law full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Interesting Events Interesting People Always changing Fun Challenging Everyday something new is needed and a new fresh look is requested. If there was more time in the day this would be a plus but because its rushed often it turns into a con.

          Cons

          Not enough hours in the day to get all the work request done

          City of Chicago, Department of Law2016-05-25
        • "AAD"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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          Neutral Outlook

          I worked at City of Chicago, Department of Law full-time

          Pros

          Union people love to get paid...but many don't have good work ethics.

          Cons

          People who get paid but don't perform work

          Advice to Management

          Get rid of union

          City of Chicago, Department of Law2015-09-19
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          "Law Clerk"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at City of Chicago, Department of Law

            Pros

            Its a government job so your hours aren't crazy thus allowing you to have a life outside of work. Everyone I dealt with was nothing but nice as well.

            Cons

            no one is held responsible for their work so it is frustrating when you have to fix someone else's mistakes constantly. The pay is far from desirable

            City of Chicago, Department of Law2015-06-19
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