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- "Challenged by horrible current leadership that does not care about the overall well" (in 3 reviews)
- "Upper management is not chosen based on being the 'best candidate' for the job or promoted based on experience and leadership; rather they are selected based on political allegiances and loyalty." (in 3 reviews)
- "Long hours due to shortage of man power" (in 3 reviews)
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- 5.0Nov 24, 2008Police OfficerCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
The salary offered by the police department is very competitive. It is difficult to find a job matching our salary without requiring at least a masters degree. Currently, only 2 years of college or 4 years of active duty military are required. The department also has tuition reimbursement for ALL college classes taken while employed by the city, even those not remotely related to law enforcement. For example, a final grade of an A is 100% reimbursement, B 80%, C 70%. The schedule can be tough on those that are used to working a 9-5 schedule, but the hours are not bad
As in any industry, sometimes those that get promoted are not the best candidates for the position. This is because promotions are given through testing and merit. Both have their drawbacks. Those who may score high on a test may be very book smart but possess no "street smarts," which is needed to work on the streets. Those that are promoted by merit are sometimes people who don't deserve a promotion, but have many connections to higher ups and clout that. Also, we do work crazy hours, weekends and holidays. New Year eve will almost always be spent at work2
- 4.0Jan 25, 2014District Administrative ManagerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsChicago, IL
I learned a lot about law enforcement and crime.
Many people at higher management level did not always understand the logistics of what was going on at the district level.1