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A great Mission for Chicago
Associate Director of Development (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 4, 2018
The Archdiocese strives to be a leader among the dioceses of the country. The bishops work hard to ensure social justice in the workplace as well as to the broader community
Pros
strong mission
Cons
lower pay
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Difficult for internal advancement
Business Manager/HR/Facilities Management (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 13, 2018
Religious institution becoming corporate; once that happens, religion becomes a business instead of a place of safety and consolation. With each new regime change comes a new overhaul of policy and procedure. Tenured people no longer valued.
Pros
Being able to go to church any time of the day
Cons
New regimes bring new people and new roles; exoerience and dedication mean nothing.
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Personally rewarding, but challenging
Manager, Insurance and Risk (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 20, 2018
Working at the Arch is a privilege as a Catholic, but it has its challenges. The business side of the church is in constant transition. Resources are scarce requiring long days. The location is not the most convenient.

Great benefits, but expensive compared to pay.
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Enjoyed the daily challenges of being a principal
Principal (Former Employee) –  Homewood, ILJanuary 8, 2018
Was principal for 3 years. Enjoyed the daily challenges that came with being an administrator/Supervisor of a school. Great satisfaction helping people solve problems.
Pros
Problem solving
Cons
Long hours
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Archdiocese of Chicago from a Support Person point of view
Support Person (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 15, 2017
The Archdiocese caters to their employees. It was very family oriented meaning they understood things happen in life that don't pertain to work and must be handled. During spring and Christmas break children were allowed to be in office as long as they were not disruptive. It was a constant learning environment, meaning classes were always offered to keep you updated on the latest updates in Office Programs.
Pros
family environment
Cons
free lunch, it was easy to gain pounds
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6 years at Arch
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 24, 2017
Great people to work with. Poor mgmt structure. Mission focused. Freedom to work at own pace and not tremendous pressure to meet unrealistic deadlines.
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good!
tutor (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 9, 2017
very polite and hardworking staff, the people in charge were always responsible for the accurate management and distribution of resources that includes food and scholarly material.
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Stressful and Understaffed
Campaign Constituent Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 8, 2017
The positive point is the people. Negative are salaries, no bonuses, outdated technology. Location is downtown and Hyde Park. Spiritual environment is positive
Pros
people
Cons
salaryies
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Data entry clerk (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 7, 2017
People are very respectful and professional. What I liked about the job was that I learned different tasks. Team work was used a lot and it is the best technique to get a job done.
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Great environment
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 6, 2017
Productive workplace
I learned to register people to vote
created fundamental workshops for the community
Immigration rights
citizenship information
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Rewarding and challenging place to work in.
Youth Worker (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 6, 2017
As a youth worker a typical day requires me to provide assistance to students with all of their academic endeavors. I learned that children need guidance, and a nurturing environment to learn and grow as individuals. The most rewarding part of the job is seeing how much students have progressed academically throughout the school year.
Pros
Summers hours
Cons
No benefits or opportunities for advancement.
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What a wonderful place to work with!
Office Clerk (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 19, 2017
The Archdiocese is an interesting place with lots of history all around the building.
If i had another chance to work with them full time or even part time, it would be an honor.
I Came to the archdiocese as an intern for college credits/experience.
Pros
Great people to work with.
Cons
Not enough hours.
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Impossible salary
5th Grade Teacher (Current Employee) –  Waukegan, ILJanuary 23, 2017
Wonderful atmosphere yet impossible salary.
Depending on the school where you teach, it may change.
Generally well-mannered children
Sometimes less than well-equipped classrooms/schools
Pros
short work day
Cons
salary
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Company rating is good.
Construction Manager/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 21, 2017
A valued working condition, with various commercial building types
of new and restoration of existing building types.
Pros
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Cons
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Great culture
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 27, 2016
Great work environment. Awesome place to work. There's plenty of opportunity for advancement and growth. This place has some of the nicest people I've met.
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Great Company
Truck Driver Class B CDL (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 19, 2016
It's great to have worked for a company that also helped out the community it was a pleasure to meet so many organizations and friendly faces through out my years at this company.
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Good people with great work ethics.
Business Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 28, 2016
It's a quiet and calm place to work. When management or co-workers get together to talk, ideas are generated. Some discussions can get loud, but the laughter is usually louder.
Pros
Good people, work load is not heavy
Cons
Location and only part-time
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It was all fun and hard work
Kitchen Staff (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 2, 2016
Preparing the food and having it ready by 8:30 am for the children and staffing I got along with the workers just find the hardest part is closing I enjoyed my by getting it done
Pros
Loving my work
Cons
None
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Family oriented environment
Educator (Former Employee) –  Southside of ChicagoAugust 9, 2016
It was an environment that was warm and friendly. Parents really partner with the educators. Teachers collabote and strong relationships are evident. Everyone worked together for the success of the attending students.
Pros
Smaller class size
Cons
Tuition is costly for many
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Good foot in the door.
Tier 2 Computer Technician/ Help desk (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 5, 2016
The Company isn't bad to work for. They are willing to work around your scheduled. Don't expect good compensation for your effort at work. Nor should you expect to get anything done quickly. Management is very lacking in ability to keep up with work load.
Pros
lax policy and willing to work around your schedule.
Cons
very low pay, Lack of opportunity.
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