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Legislative Policy Analyst

King County Council Seattle, WA

The Council is looking for candidates who are out-of-the box thinkers who have strong analytical and problem solving skills, desire to work as a… govtjobs.com

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    Don't get trapped in this dead end organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at WDC


    Pay is decent compared to other non-profits. This is the only aspect of the job keeping most of the employees from leaving.


    The management at the WDC creates an unnecessarily hostile workplace for its own employees which is ironic since the WDC is a company in charge of workforce training funds (to get unemployed people back to work). New employees are frequently fired on the last day of their probation period (before they would be protected by union membership) for no cause. This is usually due to the managers' blaming the employee for their own slip-ups or failures. The one word to describe upper management at this company is quite simply "inept". When managers are caught out in their own screw-ups they usually are quick to blame subordinates and take retaliatory action against them. Needless to say, this environment has resulted in uniformly low morale among employees.

    Career progression at the WDC is slow to nonexistent and job titles are not reflective of actual job duties but rather the pay rate at which managers prefer to pay the employee. The benefits are good and the opportunities for time off for vacation, medical leave or other personal reasons appear to be good as well at first glance but often come with many last minute restrictions placed at the whim of managers.

    Overall, the WDC of King County is an organization that is the epitome of bureaucracy with multiple long ineffective meetings mandated by out of touch management. This is truly a Dilbert company to avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some professional managerial training - when your employees work more efficiently in your own absence that says something. Managing people like it's still the 1940's isn't being tough or shrewd - it's just abusive.

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