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Cook County Sheriff Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 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. "Deputy Sheriff II"

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    Deputy Sheriff II in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff for 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.

    Cook County Sheriff2016-02-18
  3. "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
  4. "A great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great benefits. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Chance of getting hurt or killed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally and with respect.

    Cook County Sheriff2012-09-09
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "Former employee."

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     in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff

    Pros

    Experience. Getting paid well.Financially stable. That is a good job.

    Cons

    Dealing with Inmates and at the streets..

    Advice to Management

    no not at the moment.

    Cook County Sheriff2015-09-28
  8. "A place to make a job what you want"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Sheriff

    Pros

    Progressive organization open to new ideas and willing to try new things. The executive office is very open to hearing ways to improve and always looking for ideas that will help challenge the "the way we've always done it" mentality often found in government.

    Cons

    Fairly top heavy with a lot of individuals in the executive office. There has been many additional layers added over the years and I believe the decision makers have lost touch with what is truly happening with the people doing the work in the jail, courts and street units.

    Cook County Sheriff2015-09-11
  9. "It allows you to learn the criminal justice system"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The Health package was excellent. Working in that industry it gives you a better respect for the law.

    Cons

    This job has an extremely high volume of work.

    Advice to Management

    I've learned how to multi task,I keep client information confidential, and I'm a hard worker.

    Cook County Sheriff2014-01-16
  10. 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
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