Cook County Sheriff - Corruption and mismanagement at it's finest | Glassdoor
  1. "Corruption and mismanagement at it's finest"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

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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

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Active law enforcement officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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