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Cook County Sheriff Reviews

Updated 1 Aug 2019

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Cook County Sheriff CEO Thomas J. Dart
Thomas J. Dart
9 Ratings
  1. "Active law enforcement officer"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great place with excellent benefits

    Cons

    Not enough staff, lots of turnovers

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Cook County Sheriff2018-07-26
  2. "Tough"

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

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff full-time

    Pros

    Sheriff is great and wants to make a difference.

    Cons

    Rest of staff is full of politics.

    Cook County Sheriff2019-08-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Who you blow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Don’t quit a good job for this entity.

    Cons

    What a poorly run, entitled based place; more interested in plunging daggers in others backs than working. Pathetic dead end losers, sworn are a much better class than leadership. Time to preckwinckle Tom dart. Out of touch, not in charge and looking for his next political job.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and try to work a job in the real world!

    Cook County Sheriff2019-07-10
  4. "Great Place to Learn"

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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technologies and get a lot of self study time.

    Cons

    Work environment can be dull.

    Cook County Sheriff2019-04-14
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Okay but a lot of room for improvement"

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

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For civilians - unbeatable benefits, paid time off. Good municipal government experience for new graduates or new to government, interaction with collective bargaining groups. Some great minds that want to better the CJS

    Cons

    "If you're not sworn, you're not born" - merit rank sworn officers generally treat administration (civilian staff) poorly. Bureaucracy, slow to change/adapt. Some incompetent employees that hold high positions only because of their seniority. Inability to find, tap and foster potential future leaders. Financial compensation for hardworking and skilled employee is rarely rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Put employees in the correct positions, entice good workers to stay, provide more opportunity to gain more knowledge of how to achieve office mission

    Cook County Sheriff2019-03-28
  6. "Law Librarian"

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    Former Employee - Law Librarian in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay and job security

    Cons

    This was not safe attempting work every day scared

    Cook County Sheriff2018-12-27
  7. "Ok, as any place there’s the good and not so good."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff

    Pros

    Decent pay, good health benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover. Not enough officers. Safety protocols not always followed. Stressful, especially on Officer mental health. Job affects everyone in household.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more mental health outlets to officers. Higher more officers. Pay more. The stress is high. Especially as everyone leaves to CPD and other law enforcement agencies.

    Cook County Sheriff2018-12-09
  8. "Nice pay to raise a family"

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

    I have been working at Cook County Sheriff full-time for 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

    Cook County Sheriff2018-08-09
  9. "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...

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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
  10. "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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