Programmer Analyst III (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 23, 2018
A typical work day at Cook County was being assigned a project, then given time to look it over, analyze it and then set up meetings to discuss in case changes needed to be made before I start to work on the details of the project. I would then meet with users as well then work on making any changes, then I would meet with project manager to go over any changes, then we would present plan and deadline to manager for their approval before starting to work on project.
Cook County is a fine organization. I have enjoyed working here, I have learned a great deal about government and Human Resources.
Classification and Compensation Analyst (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL 60602 – April 4, 2018
A typical day for me is varied and busy. I have e-mails and phone calls to create and/or respond to and there can be many interruptions. I am able to be creative while helping my customers and I enjoy this a great deal. The culture of this organization is to always help your customer whether they are internal or external and the most difficult part of the day is when there is just not enough hours to cover everything that should be handled.
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 4, 2017
Working with residents and neighbors, every day brings a new challenge but also a new partnership. I have learned more about a better balance between work and life. Management is also very considerate and easy to work with. The hardest part of the job was not being able to provide a resource to a constituent in need. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing a constituent leave our office smiling versus when they first entered irate and feeling confident in being able to solve their problems.
Fingerprinting Tech & Identification Tech (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 21, 2017
My typical day was meeting many different people that were begining or already employed by the county in for starting processes or helping with employment in the Cook County Government. It was a interesting and exciting job especially being introduced in meeting different people from many different roles in our county goverment from lawyers, doctors and officer/sheriffs along with the people that do labor through out cook county. The work place culture was interesting and laid back for me. The truth is that the only issue I had was the transportation system being the subway system in the city.However, I was always at work on time and there everyday. That was my only issue, but I loved working in the building and my co-workers were awesome. The most enjoyable part was meeting the people from all the different hospitals and depts. in the building and throughout the county system.
Administrative Asst. /Helpdesk & IT Technician (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 16, 2016
The IT department at Cook county is a very fast paced work environment. Always something new to learn. There are various system that are introduced to the end users that the IT technicians are responisible for supporting which keeps us very busy.
Compliance Monitor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 21, 2016
worked for Cook County for 27 years enjoyed my job and working with the clients. there was always something new to learn this happens when you work with the public. I enjoyed my co-workers the job itself was not difficult and there were so many different situations on a daily basis, so the hardest part of my job was when I was not able to give a client what they needed due to policy and procedures which must always be followed. I enjoy working with people.
Chief Technology Officer (Current Employee) – Chicago Illinois – October 9, 2015
To Be Continued as the details emerge I will fill this in according until that time I need to think about this further It is not like Corporate American it has more politics and underhanded designs that you can image
Office of the Purchasing Agent (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 22, 2015
I worked for the government for 13 years and I learned a lot everyday. I started in the Bookkeeping section and quickly advanced where I was promoted to RFP coordinator. I worked directly with the Purchasing Agent and County department heads.
Developing exceptional working relationships with all County Departments.
Senior Cable Producer/Videographer/Editor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 19, 2015
Cook County always felt like I worked for a much smaller version of National Geographic. Being the Senior Producer among other duties allowed me to travel throughout Cook County covering many stories. From repopulating the lakes with fish hatchlings, to interviewing equestrian riders on Cook County trails, to highlighting the latest botany creations at Chicago Botanic Garden I covered everything. Being the second largest county in the United States, Cook County has a huge population, property holdings along with a wide variety of stories to provide to residents on Cook County's own cable television channel.
Provided room for advancement, professional development
New political landscapes unfortunately jeopardizes job security
System Analyst IV (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 4, 2012
Cook County is totally different in compared to the past ! Politics have not changed there ! It is is the buddy system to whom they hire, not so to say they are an EEO and fair, despite the law suits and allegalltions in work places ! Find out for yourself ! It will not take long !
loose sick / personal days build up, when leave with pay
It was truly a swell company to work for. Hate I relocted and left my job.
county clerk (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 20, 2011
while employed at the county I had several different leading positions. I was taught how to run the mail room.Administered other employees work daily.Tallyed timesheets and time cards. Covered for Supervisors when they went on vacations and lunch or meetings. I assisted four different Supervisors.The staff was my family away from home.