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Cook County Sheriff Correctional Officer Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2018

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Cook County Sheriff CEO Thomas J. Dart
Thomas J. Dart
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  1. "I enjoyed working for cook county"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefited, hours and new people you meet on a daily basis

    Cons

    Dangerous conditions, inmate overcrowding in the facility

    Advice to Management

    Have more compassionate for employees

    Cook County Sheriff2014-10-22
  2. "Corruption and mismanagement at it's finest"

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

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff full-time

    Pros

    -OK pay -Stepping stone to move on to OTHER law enforcement agencies

    Cons

    -It's all about who you know, they will say that's not true on paper left and right but as soon as it comes to actually getting fair assignments, you'll see it firsthand. -Not viewed as real law enforcement (not police certified) -Will get written up over things that are routinely ignored by 99% of officers but arbitrarily disciplined to show superiors that the supervisors are doing their jobs -Will take forever... to remove false disciplinary reports from employment records, and it will affect your career in law enforcement if you decide to move on to other departments. -Sheriff will mostly side with inmates, be prepared for constant uphill battle -You have to buy everything for your job, even your service weapon -The union is a joke, you won't get proper backing unless you know someone.

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the lawyer/sheriff, you'll probably save on the lawsuits. Stop babying inmates, jail shouldn't be fun for offenders that cause trouble WHILE in jail. Get rid of the 'ol boys club' mentality from workplace. Pay for recruit uniforms and equipments. Revamp and restructure employment disciplinary process (oh and get rid of the corrupt merit board).

    Cook County Sheriff2018-07-06
  3. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Certified Correctional Officer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    The administration needs to stop catering to the inmates

    Advice to Management

    Make this jail a jail again, and not a daycare center for inmates

    Cook County Sheriff2018-05-13
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    "Former employee who thinks this job is "ok""

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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff/Correctional Officer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility! Outstanding benefits. Plenty of overtime year round. Great family/work life. Many opportunities to work throughout the county. Camaraderie and lifestyle.?

    Cons

    Morale is extremely low. You begin working at the jail before transferring to Courts or Police. Supervisors at the jail are incompetent. The jail is dirty and the conditions of the job are not OSHA compliment. Management does not care much for the health or well being of the employee. You are replaceable! Not to mention that management and supervisors have no more than a high school education and some are related to... inmates.

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    Advice to Management

    Cut 6 figure positions and staff the jail better. Fix morale! Invest in retaining staff. Rotate officers to outside units. Perhaps train jail officers to conduct DUI, code enforcement, traffic etc or simply assist at the courts and police districts.

    Cook County Sheriff2016-07-20
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