Archdiocese of Chicago Employee Reviews

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Varying culture and management style depending on assignment and parish
Director of Music Ministry (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 9, 2018
It's a large organization with hundreds of parishes where staff and management varies in professional experience and management style. It can be a positive, professional environment or one can find oneself in a parish where operations are more or less run at one's will - and likely, everything in between, depending on location.
Pros
Nice enough people, christian environment
Cons
underpaid compared to similar opportunities outside of non-profit sector
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5.0
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Great working environment and mission.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 7, 2018
Working for the Church of Chicago in the Pastoral Center offices was an incredibly satisfying experience. Co-workers are truly dedicated to the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church.
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Family and students were great.
Retired Teacher (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 17, 2018
I enjoyed working for the Catholic schools except for the last few years when our school closed in 2005. From then on until leaving full time in 2009 it was very stressful and unfriendly with no cooperation from the head office.
Pros
Students and parents
Cons
Low pay short lunches
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4.0
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Great
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  ChicagoJuly 4, 2018
Great place to work and nurturing environment even in the midst of many changes. You must be willing to embrace change since there are structural changes.

Managent has decent HR practices.
Pros
great colleagues
Cons
Long hours
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Supportive, collaborative environment with like minded educators
Educator (Current Employee) –  Archdiocese of ChicagoJune 14, 2018
St. Pius V School is a safe haven, second home and a place where a child can grow and attain all of their goals and dreams. We as teachers at St. Pius V School are given the task of making sure that we are not only providing our students with a quality education but also teaching them life-long social skills and making sure they are growing in an emotionally positive way. St. Pius V School promotes health, social, emotional and academic success for all its students!
Pros
Winter/Spring/Summer Breaks
Cons
Long hours/Grading Papers
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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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2.0
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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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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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3.0
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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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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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5.0
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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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