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Chris R. Hughes
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    Good thing economy is picking up...looking to leave!

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    Current Employee - Pension Auditor  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Pension Auditor in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Northwest Administrators full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Nice neighborly feel in Eastlake
    -Near the water

    Cons

    Like many job seekers, I went and read the reviews at Glassdoor when I submitted my resume and was offered a postion at NWA. I thought to myself, "It can't really be like that...just accept the offer and go and decide for yourself." Well, in hindsight, they were true and remarkably spot on. I guess I should have listened. I knew something didn't feel right when I first started, especially as an independent third-party administrator (at least we are supposed to be), a saying around the office is, "When in doubt, bill it out" when applied to employers. I always feel pressure to find any way possible to nickel and dime the employers, while trying at little as possible to return over payments. If we were supposed to be unbiased, then why doesn't it feel that way? I guess this is one glimpse into the value that has been set for us and it's why I'm looking to leave.
    If you do end up here and would like to be promoted, just make sure you are up to snuff with kissing up. From what I've seen, that's the only way you'll get there. There are employees who have put in years, that are passed upon because a "work friend" somehow was more qualified.
    Training is a joke. Since my time here, I really haven't learned much, other than a little bit more about how pensions work. I feel like any real transferable skills are non-existent.
    Overall, I am looking to leave. The sad part is, there are so many there looking to leave. A cloud of depression seem to cast it's ugly shadow here as so many are unhappy. At first you try and not let it get to you, but after a while it gets to you. I'll leave with one last comment. What do you think of a workplace that you must clock out to use the bathroom? If you think it's ridiculous like I do, then coming here is not the place for you either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing and be transparent with your employees. It's difficult to hit a deadline when one isn't given. You stress your professionalism, but hearing people speak of incest among other things is definitely not. Why don't you care about your company?

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