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Wilmette Park District Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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  1. "Junior Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun playing with kids
    Good relations with other counselors

    Cons

    No cons, except having to wake up early.


  2. "Pretty chill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to work with kids

    Cons

    Not very well organized but hey, who is?


  3. "Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Wilmette, IL
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Wilmette, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wilmette Park District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The camp counselor is relatively easy work and the chance to work early or late hours in order to earn extra money.

    Cons

    Typically, we were understaffed and pretty disorganized. The pay is also not great.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more counselors and make sure that each counselor is properly trained to handle various situations such as injury or missing child.


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  5. "counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are really great and they care about every one who is involved. Great place to work when you are young.

    Cons

    there were no cons involved

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  6. "Summer Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Wilmette, IL
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Wilmette, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoying the outdoors, fun co-workers, being active, working with kids, going on fieldtrips

    Cons

    tiring, little contact with higher up authority


  7. "alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wilmette Park District full-time

    Pros

    I learned some great and very different ways to run parent/tot , preschool and kinderg age classes. Interesting, fun group of wome to work with. Beautiful facility.

    Cons

    aweful pay;
    a coordinator that does not promote teachers but hires late hs and college former gymnasts with no experience teaching to run adv classes, pre-team and team.
    HIgh turnover of staff

    Advice to Management

    Please tell me who wants their child in the care of a recent college grad gymnast with no experience...


  8. "Parks Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wilmette Park District part-time

    Pros

    Hard working people, nice community, good equipment, solid/concistent hours

    Cons

    Overworked at times and treated disrespectfully by superiors


  9. "Gillson Park Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmette, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmette, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wilmette Park District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing management and a beautiful work place. A plethora of different jobs and opportunities within the park district.

    Cons

    Some work is required on holidays and weekends. Schedules can change throughout work.


  10. "So far, i have enjoyed the people I work with and communication between all of our departments."

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    Current Employee - Parks Maintenance
    Current Employee - Parks Maintenance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are generally great to work for/with.
    Solid benefits for both part and full time employees

    Cons

    Sometimes physically demanding, and depending on your position, raises are not very good

    Advice to Management

    Work on payroll for long-term employment.


  11. "My Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall a fairly good experience. The management was knowledgeable and helped me to be a better employee.

    Cons

    Not really anyone's fault, but it can get hot in the summer! Remember to wear lots of sunscreen and drink water!



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