- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Career Opportunities
I worked at City of Redmond, WashingtonRecommendsRecommends
Co-workers and management are very supportive. Very friendly place to work. Government jobs are always excellent, though my experience has been as a seasonal worker (for over one year). As a seasonal, non-salaried employee, you have the ability to work overtime at special events or for other managers within the department for additional hours.
You are permitted access to the city's gym, small, but adequate. The recreation department is a close knit group; even as a seasonal employee you will have the opportunity to meet many people at all levels of the organization. The city really is an excellent place to work.
Pay and benefits as a seasonal employee. You get .50 cent raises for each summer you return, doesn't matter what your education or past experience has been. Difficult to move up or be hired for a full-time position within recreation for several reasons: 1. Recreation jobs for city government in general are difficult to find. 2. When you do find a job, especially in government, they usually have someone in mind to fill the position, but have to go through the hiring process to make it seem fair. 3. Nobody leaves their job! It's an excellent place to work...nobody moves!
Advice to Management
Hire supervisors who have current knowledge and understanding of the people they are supervising. This can be through internal hiring of people and moving them "up the chain." This is not to say current management/supervisors are not competent, but just future reference.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at City of Redmond, Washington (Redmond, WA) in May 2014.
After a select people were chosen as viable candidates, then you had to take a 3 hour test. If you passed that exam, then you were invited to a formal in-person interview with 3 employees. The Controller, Sr. Specialist and a like specialist
- Name a time and what you did to resolve when you had to multi task and also answer the phone or an inperson customer who was very upset 1 Answer
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