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58 Reviews
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King County King County Executive Dow Constantine
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    If your a professional, it's a great place to stretch yourself.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legislative Analyst  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Legislative Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at King County full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with some really smart and ambitious people.
    There are good opportunities to move around the county to different departments and divisions to try out new roles and responsibilities once you've proven yourself to people higher up the chain.
    Fair compensation for public service.
    Time off.

    Cons

    There's always a couple of bad apples and at the professional level it can be hard to find a work life balance.
    King County will need to do a significant amount of work to prepare for the retirement of baby boomers and hand the reigns over to younger staff. There hasn't been enough transition and knowledge transfer for this process to go smoothly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow-through with the initiatives that are regularly announced with great enthusiasm only to silently die in the shadows completely unfulfilled and forgotten by the decision makers.

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    Neutral Outlook
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King County Interviews

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    Legislative Analyst, King County Council Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at King County.

    Interview Details

    Questionnaires
    Written exams
    Lately, there have been required presentations and in order to be truly competitive you would probably need to have first hand knowlege as a county or city employee.
    It sometimes seemed like the team tasked with doing the main portion of the interview process were interested in selling me on the job. Then after moving forward from the staff portion of the interview, if you do well, you will be asked to return to meet with council members and chief of staff. Council members were at times very engaged, but others were less interested in participating in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Detailed questions about problems facing the General Fund that cannot really adequately be solved.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation allowed. Just an additional $2k to the Council's initial offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.kingcounty.gov
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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