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Cook County Sheriff Reviews

Updated May 13, 2018
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Cook County Sheriff Sheriff Thomas J. Dart
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  1. "Deputy Sheriff II"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff II in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff II in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of the most prestigious and professional law enforcement agencies in the United States.

    Cons

    Lengthy employment process to become certificated.

    Advice to Management

    More off duty activities for officers.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


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    "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


  7. "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.

  8. "CCDOC"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great Benefits
    Good Amount of Time Off.

    Cons

    Administration, city, jail, inmates and supervisors


  9. "Telecommunitcator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Constant Overtime. Very good salary to start.

    Cons

    Cliques. Backstabbing. Force to resign. Training system is flawed.


  10. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    County benefits are good. Wage surprisingly competitive

    Cons

    Culture unprofessional. Hierarchy tends to be reactionary like any government unit.

    Advice to Management

    Take a breath and think about it.


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