Quality Control Reviewer (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 14, 2018
The benefits and paid holidays are great. However, the environment is politically charged, it is who you know and not what you know. The state of Illinois has incompetent leadership in many of its department. Also, the environment is very cliquish and unprofessional. The hardest part is the subordinates are not held to learning and performing their job prior to certification. A typical day is the subordinates are allowed to dictate to managers whether they will or not comply with direct orders, and are backed up by upper management.
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 13, 2018
Great place to work, was in charge of taking care of client and making sure to help her in all her need like bathing, cooking, eating, changing, and laundry. Client was very nice and always respectful. Much flexibility in the job.
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) (Former Employee) – Hennepin, IL – August 13, 2018
I had short shift, they were always enjoyable. I had an amazing boss and I loved going into work. I never had to work a late night which I really loved. I learned a lot and only wish I could have stayed longer than I had.
State Worker (Current Employee) – Sprongfield – August 10, 2018
If you want to be promised raises that you wont get, work for the State. If you want to work for a Governor/boss that hates state workers, work for the state. If you like to work with incompetent bosses and layers of management that are unqualified political hires; who otherwise would be useless, work for the state If you want a promised (with empty hands) unsolvemt pension fund that wont be there when you want to retire, work for the state.
If you want to work for the same salary regardless of how hard you work or don't, work for the state. If you don't like to kiss butt to get promoted, don't work for the State. If you want to have 6 bosses for 1 worker, work for the State. Basically if you want a thankless job, WORK FOR THE STATE!!!
Clerical (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – August 9, 2018
Greet client and place them in their case workers queue • Use postage meter machine to stamp and distribute mail • Open/ stamp mail and disseminate to appropriate case worker • Transfer of cases in and out of Sangamon county • Pulled files for overpayment
advantage of learning things from many different departments.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Aurora, IL – July 31, 2018
Great benefits, great people, low pay. Dont expect a raise ever because you wont get one. I have worked at IMSA for 3 years now and haven't received a raise yet. Time off is all pro rated and given up front which is awesome.
IL State Comptroller - Homemaker (Current Employee) – Springfield, IL – July 30, 2018
I am a preferred caregiver to someon with medical disabilities and I get paid from the State. I am able to make my own schedule at anytime of any day and my client is not hard to accommodate. Sometimes I wish he can be granted more hours so that I can be around more but I have to work another job to be able to provide for my own family. I still appreciate being able to be there fro my client when I can.
Revenue Tax Specialist Trainee (Current Employee) – Springfield, IL – July 19, 2018
A typical day at work is very predictable. I've learned a lot via training. Management is mostly friendly. Workplace culture tends to be a bit cold. The hardest part of the job is feeling like you can be let go at any point for any small thing, until you are certified. The most enjoyable part is always knowing exactly what your schedule is.
HIGHWAY MAINTAINER (Current Employee) – Milan, IL – July 15, 2018
The State needs to hire folks who know how to manage people. You have to have people skills in order to be a manager in my opinion. A person can have years of knowledge on equipment and the various jobs we accomplish, that does not make you a good leader. It is important to know each job we do but one must also be a communicator and follow through.
Deputy Director (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 11, 2018
Great benefits and a chance to improve services of the state. personnel and management work well together (for the most part), but heavy union presence creates advantages based heavily on seniority rather than performance. Many of the management positions are outside of the union, but far more vulnerable when new administrations come in (elections - party change).
Strong employee unions that hamper managerment and the state at times.
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Current Employee) – Woodstock, IL – July 10, 2018
Start my work day at 7:30 am and leave when I'm finished with expected and unexpected duties. I am proud of the fact that I am extremely efficient and organized. The hardest part of my job is the heavy lifting and bending that are starting to take a toll on me. My client and I are so familiar with each other, after having been together for 10 years, we work well together. On average, I would say it takes me about 4-5 hours to complete a day. I have learned a long list of medical knowledge in this time.
The feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction, having helped someone in need.
The Job is taking a toll on me physically. Getting harder to handle.
Division of Child Welfare for the State of Illinois
Social Worker (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 7, 2018
Excellent opportunity to provide Mental Health and other Social Services for the families of Illinois. Job advancement and socially responsible work towards making sure that families and kids remain safe. Great salary advancement and benefits.