Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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Lutheran Social Services of Illinois President and CEO Rev. Denver Bitner
Rev. Denver Bitner
20 Ratings
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  • "High caseloads low pay and some people do supervisor position and think they are supervisors(in 6 reviews)

  • "If you are going to run a non-profit like a for-profit and make that your answer to sustainability then you have to pay people accordingly(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Director of Business Services"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - DBS in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Served the community through a noble mission Benefits were very good Enjoyed working with the people, they were great Innovative

    Cons

    During my tenure LSSI spread themselves too thinly supporting work that neither generated enough revenue or grant money to support those programs. I believe that they have made changes to remedy that situation.

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  2. "Good company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - EHR Support in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great people, Great Cause

    Cons

    Low pay, Little mobility, High turnover


  3. "IMPACT"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Crisis Counselor 

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great experience working in psych

    Cons

    No mobility or raises for staff working on crisis team

  4. "So Sad"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Developmental Aide in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The Clients are absolutely amazing!

    Cons

    Special Treatment, Lack of experience in employees, client injury due to lack of attention

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  5. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Case Manager 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Working in a team

    Cons

    Pay could be higher Lengthy Paperwork

  6. "Good Start"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Crisis Counselor 

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, very generous PTO, over time often offered

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement/promotions, locked in pay

  7. "Racist, anti Black organization"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Counselor Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The clients were pretty good to work with

    Cons

    Racist, anti Black management staff, especially at Cicero and Irving Park location in Chicago. Black clients ( in reentry program and Colbert program) were treated with indifference. Black staff was heavily scrutinized and reprimanded. Re-entry program was completely abandoned by white female management with no regard for re-entry population in Chicago. Management also made decisions based on emotions and hearsay

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  8. "Ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Peer Support Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff Great for those who love helping others

    Cons

    No work life balance Bad Management

  9. "Nice working for a company that asisst the community"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Assisting tenants with housing issues

    Cons

    Non for profit pay scale

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "CWS"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, compassionate office, good benefits, ton of vacation time

    Cons

    Salary, no room to grow, verbal abuse from clients

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