State of Illinois Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2021

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3.9
73%
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55%
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State of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (no image)
Bruce Rauner
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and plenty of holidays off(in 24 reviews)

  • "Good people, raise every year, competitive salary, great benefits(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and rotating shifts but great management(in 11 reviews)

  • "low pay, uncomfortable office facilities, slowness from govt(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Casework"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Human Services Caseworker in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at State of Illinois full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great salary, room to promote, good benefits.

    Cons

    Union position means seniority based promotions

  2. "Great Opportunity"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Budget Analyst I in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at State of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Great personnel, flexible schedule, valuable experience.

    Cons

    Budget season is long, but rewarding


  3. "Caregiver"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Mail Processing Clerk in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    I love caring for my mom

    Cons

    Some days it got rough

  4. "Good Benefits"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Associate in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits working for the state.

    Cons

    None that I can remember

  5. "Customer service career opportunity."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Illinois full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great customers to work for. Great benefits. Off-site opportunities.

    Cons

    No financial incentives for superior service. Extremely high pressure post.

  6. "Great job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Human Services Case Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at State of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, pension, vacation, holidays

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

  7. "Stable work but political"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance, training opportunities, interesting work

    Cons

    Dealing with employees in union, below market salary

  8. "Ok"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Staff Development Specialist in Alton, IL

    I have been working at State of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    None at this time. I can’t think of amy

    Cons

    None right now. I like my job.

  9. "Difficult"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Caregiver in Greenville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Illinois full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paycard , hours , client , tasks, holidays

    Cons

    Paycard, calling in time , tasks , client, hours

  10. "Fine"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Springfield, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Illinois full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can land with a great team, make a lot of connections

    Cons

    If you don't land with a great team, it can be difficult. Very demanding for the pay

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