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  1. "X-Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Day Camp Counselor in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Day Camp Counselor in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Skokie Park District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going at camp location, Fun and exciting for counselors, lots of cool trips and field trips. Kids usually enjoy being at camp.

    Cons

    Strictly seasonal/part-time work. Sometimes dealing with unorganized bus companies. Mostly a positive experience overall. Caring for kids can be tough but it can be rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Keep camps funded well and keep doing what you're doing. The kids enjoy camp when there are a lot of options.


  2. "Great place for new workforce entrees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Skokie Park District part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I started at the pool in 2008 and was promoted to Manager by 2012. Great work environment, steady hours, and easy yet very informative training. As long as you take your job seriously, you will almost always have a position next summer. In the off season, I would often work at the ice rink at Weber Park. SPD is a great place to work, everyone is friendly and helpful and wants to see you happy and excel at your position.

    Cons

    Hardly room for "growth", however- I was only working seasonal jobs and didn't expect much of a career afterwards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Training is great, and everyone is so kind. I never once would fear coming into work because of management. Great place to choose as your first job.


  3. "Day Camp Counselor - seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the Skokie Park Distract, I encountered many great staff working there. They were all very caring and friendly

    Cons

    I cannot recall any cons bring a camp counselor at the Skokie Park Distract


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  5. "The park district in general does not have a great culture and does not care much about their employees' well-being."

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    Former Employee - Park Monitor in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Park Monitor in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Skokie Park District part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work part-time while still in school.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and politics within the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and don't play favorites with employees that have connections with upper management. Horrible business practice but that's the workplace politics you have to deal with .


  6. "Seasonal Recreation Leader"

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    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Enjoyed coaching and motivating young campers during the summer sports session. Detail oriented director who was always prepared and promoted safe play. Overall the camp was awesome due to the field trips and the resources we offered to our campers! Would definitely return next summer!

    Cons

    Low pay. Parents who were at times very rude to counselors

    Advice to Management

    If you want quality staff the pay needs to compete with the likes of the Chicago Park District.


  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Horticulture Crew Member in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Horticulture Crew Member in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learned many new skills to use in my own life pertaining to gardening, etc.

    Cons

    No cons of working here


  8. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Skokie Park District part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Easy tasks
    - Flexible hours
    - Nice supervisors

    Cons

    - Lots of dead time


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional management skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Skokie Park District part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling allowed for full-time students to work part-time jobs. Solid first job work experience.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement were available, however, management was very political on their views on who would succeed. Really played to whom he liked personally, not on who worked hard. Also, gave beneficial treatment to workers who were sons/daughters of employees that held upper management positions which did not sit well with other coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat full staff fairly and create a work culture that will lead to a successful business.


  10. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Skokie Park District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I work with a diverse group of interesting people. It is easy to find help when necessary. We are encouraged to think creatively when problem solving.

    Cons

    The building is big so the building temperature is difficult to regulate, I dress in layers to ensure personal comfort.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have advice for the management. The building and programs run well and the customers seem to be satisfied with what we offer.


  11. "Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Staff is laid-back and relatively easy to communicate with. Easy to speak with management or supervisor regarding issues that are taking place. Promote healthy lifestyle.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but pretty par for industry.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees on a more regular basis. They'll work harder for you if you throw them a bone more often.