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Updated September 28, 2017
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Cook County (Illinois) President Toni Preckwinkle
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  1. "Innovative work"

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

    I have been working at Cook County (Illinois) full-time

    Pros

    GREAT benefits and convenient to get to if you commute. Always something interesting going on. GREAT leadership from Board President.

    Cons

    Intraoffice politics can be a little off-putting.

    Advice to Management

    As of this writing, the Deputy of this Bureau should have a more robust understanding/experience within the realm of Capital Asset Management. The Directors within the Bureau are top-notch and very knowledgeable about their work/scope.


  2. "It's the government. Nothing more need to be said."

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    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cook County (Illinois) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many that are outstanding.

    Cons

    Low pay. High stress. Little job satisfaction.

  3. "Great leadership and vision, limited resources"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County (Illinois) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is an exciting time to work at Cook County under the leadership of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Capable and professional senior executives. Interesting policy and program work. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    Physical work environment is dated. Overall, limited resources.


  4. "Office Worker"

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

    I worked at Cook County (Illinois) full-time

    Pros

    benefits and pay are good

    Cons

    Most People are over payed - with too much time on their hands. Employees and bosses regularly violate labor laws. If someone has clot, they are never disciplined. The inspector general is a joke - tells you to take it up with the supervisor even though state law was broken. Rightfully experiencing a brain drain because good, hard workers are driven away which unfortunately means that tax payers must pay for stupidity.


  5. "Juvenile Corrections"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cook County (Illinois) full-time

    Pros

    Help families with crisis of Detention

    Cons

    Jail setting are very unsettling

    Advice to Management

    Stay union


  6. "Legislative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to work on interesting projects that benefit County employees.

    Cons

    There is a large bureaucracy and things like IT support don't happen as they should.


  7. "Administrative Analyst III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cook County (Illinois) full-time

    Pros

    Great manager, Zahra Ali, good people but unions make i discouraging

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is cumbersome, not a fast paced environment

  8. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cook County (Illinois) full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits friendly downtown building

    Cons

    Hard to move ahead in your career


  9. "C/O"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, easy work, good benefits

    Cons

    horrible working conditions and horrible people to work with

    Advice to Management

    take a course in management


  10. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Health care and pension benefits.

    Cons

    Can not work remotely and they don't pay MBA studies.


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