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Updated Aug 5, 2022

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Found 447 of over 480 reviews
3.5
65% Recommend to a Friend
33% Approve of CEO

Found 447 of over 480 reviews

3.5
65%
Recommend to a Friend
33%
Approve of CEO
State of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (no image)
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92 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Child welfare specialist

    Jul 21, 2022 - School Social Worker 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I helped children by keeping them safe and making them better mentally and physically thrive. Working with parents to get better if not moving the children to a permanent home.

    Cons

    Large caseloads with small time constraints that could make it stressful however it helped with learning how to multitasking.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good benefits

    Aug 4, 2022 - ADON in Joliet, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits like comp time, holidays, insurance and pension

    Cons

    Hiring through CMS is a lengthy process making it difficult to get jobs filled

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Salary

    Aug 5, 2022 - Registered Nurse, BSN in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The work is not physically demanding as it would be in a hospital setting.

    Cons

    Working in the forensic mental health setting is mentally exhausting, and there can be mandates to stay over your scheduled work hours.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Its not easy work

    Jul 21, 2022 - Personal Assistant in Champaign, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You can control when you work. Eligible for student loan forgiveness if your full time. Rewarding

    Cons

    Getting qualified personal assistants to help a consumer. Wait time of a month to work with a consumer.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Na

    Jul 20, 2022 - Human Services Caseworker 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, holidays, purpose, schedule

    Cons

    Administration , management, time off request denied

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  6. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    CPS

    Jul 20, 2022 - CPS Investigator in Rockford, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits good pay for the area

    Cons

    Terrible training, unrealistic expectations, ridiculously short staffed.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Pretty Good Employer

    Jul 5, 2022 - Child Welfare Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, everyone is paid based on Chicago salaries. Upward mobility allows for bidding on positions instead of having to interview once already within the state.

    Cons

    Slow on paying for travel and extras. Lots of paperwork. Micro management.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Operations Improving, Poor Compensation

    Jul 15, 2022 - Human Resources Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefit package. Generous time off benefits.

    Cons

    Low compensation for work demand and industry expertise. Dental insurance might as well be non-existent.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great benefits

    Jun 24, 2022 - Child Protection Specialist in Effingham, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Health coverage is great. Lots of benefits and time off

    Cons

    On call and the type of work can be a bit much at times

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Hard work, low pay. Free health ins

    Jun 25, 2022 - Personal Assistant in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free health insurance and life insurance

    Cons

    Low pay No overtime No 401k No pto Displinary action if accidentally go over on hours though you are helping a disabled person to survive

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State of Illinois has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 480 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at State of Illinois to a friend and 57% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, State of Illinois employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at State of Illinois. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

65% of State of Illinois employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated State of Illinois 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.0 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at State of Illinois to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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