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Cook County Sheriff Reviews

Updated August 30, 2018
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Cook County Sheriff Sheriff Thomas J. Dart
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  1. "Active law enforcement officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place with excellent benefits

    Cons

    Not enough staff, lots of turnovers

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Admin assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary and the medical benefits

    Cons

    The administration (frontline) (civilian) was horrible

    Advice to Management

    Smile more. Be more personable.

  3. "Nice pay to raise a family"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, outside agency part time opportunities and a few great co-workers.

    Cons

    Inconsistent in day to day rules and not transparent when much needed

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent and transparent


  4. "Corruption and mismanagement at it's finest"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer
    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.

    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).


  5. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Certified Correctional Officer in Chicago, IL
    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 (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


  6. "Love it or hate it"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Rehab Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Correctional Rehab Worker in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great (although they’re changing those) and it can truly be rewarding rewarding work.
    The Pay is good because it’s government

    Cons

    Some of the admin and management can be a bit difficult to work with. There are constant power struggles because the chains of command are very long. The morale is also very low.


  7. "used to be a good job"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent

    Cons

    morale is pretty low based on the current administration

  8. "Deputy Sheriff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff full-time

    Pros

    Great starting salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The retirement age has been raised.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "SQL Developer"

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    Former Employee - SQL Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - SQL Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sheriff title so amazing i loved it and it was an honor to have it

    Cons

    they walked all over me and called me with names that women and respected people will not accept everyday as a nick name where they introduce me to everyone with it.

    Advice to Management

    I thought sheriff IT would treat me as human and justify me,instead they kept abusing me while i am not talking to me walked all over me and terminated me ,i loved that title and i have 3 kids and i did not have sex for last 15 years.i loved that job and wanted it back


  10. "Training Oversight"

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

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are great.

    Cons

    The training assessment structure needs to be more transparent and streamlined.

    Advice to Management

    Add checks and balances to your training system that provides fair assessment of every candidate.


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