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  1. "Administrative Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Treasurer's Office full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The CCTO oversees the second-largest property tax collection and distribution system in the United States. Working under the leadership of Maria Pappas, who has successfully initiated cost cutting efficiency to the CCTO. Through cross-training, the staff is trained in various departments. A vibrant, service-oriented office that develops and uses the latest technological tools for greater efficiency and economy.

    Cons

    Reduced staff from 250 employees in 1998 to 89 employees in Fiscal Year 2015, a reduction of almost 65 percent. While the reduction over the years has been successful thus far, it seems as though there will definitely be a point of diminishing returns as the office reaches peak efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Submitting 14 consecutive reduced budgets is a notable accomplishment, and the benefits of continued cost-cutting will hopefully be sustainable (vs. looking good cutting $, at the expense of counterproductive staff cuts.)


  2. "It is people there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cook County Treasurer's Office (More than a year)

    Pros

    I see Ralph and George there they seem friendly and happy to me. And nice and kind.

    Cons

    Typing letters printing bills giving mail to everyone in the office there.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Treasurer's Office (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers. Good learning experience, meeting so many new people, wonderful work hours and benefits.

    Cons

    Management. If you're not a part of the clique you can forget it. FAVORTISM!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    The Cook County Treasure's Office is a wonderful place to work. Take better care of your employees. The employees are loyal and faithful and enjoy working there.


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Treasurer's Office (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about how government works and about taxes.

    Cons

    There was not much to do, it was really boring and slow


  5. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Treasurer's Office full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to take on management roles, work on new projects.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure from above.

    Advice to Management

    Allow department heads to make hiring decisions.


  6. "Operating Intern"

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    Former Intern - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Treasurer's Office as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment
    The seniors here offered detailed training programs

    Cons

    The employees here are very slack


  7. "the worst place to work..."

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    Former Employee - Technical Position in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Position in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cook County Treasurer's Office full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, many strange holidays and short working hour

    Cons

    That place runs by fears. Many non-qualified people working, Many lazy people. Lots of nonproductive work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire right people, not who you know.

  8. "This place runs by the fear."

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good benefits and good location.

    Cons

    you will have to know someone there to get a job security. This place runs by the fear and fire. No incentive or no motivation. Very low on morale.

    Advice to Management

    You will have to wake up. You are no better than anybody else.... Treat the people like the way you want to be treated....


  9. "Great Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Worked alongside extremely bright people dedicated to servicing the needs of Cook County taxpayers.

    -Great culture that fosters innovative thinking.

    -Competitive pay

    Cons

    -Strict dress code for interns

    -Sometimes low levels of engagement in customer service.

    -Technology used in the office can be archaic.

    Advice to Management

    -Management during my time at the Treasurers Office was doing a fantastic job of overseeing the operations and adequate collections of taxes during the busy tax season. One recommendation would be to allow interns longer hours initially to be acclimated faster.


  10. "Treasurer's office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits with short working hours.

    Cons

    No growth at all in terms of personal and career concern.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire the right appropriate staff members who also encourage the employees.