Port of Seattle


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Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani
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    Port of Seattle - great place overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time (more than 5 years)


    Great place to work, good pay and benefits.


    Going through significant organizational change right now.

    Positive Outlook
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    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Port of Seattle.

    Interview Details

    The Port of Seattle did not do a phone screen or phone interview. I was contacted by someone in HR about a month after I'd applied for an open position and she scheduled a phone interview with me for a date 3 weeks out. The interview was very straightforward and consisted of 45 minutes of what were basically STAR-type questions, 7 in all, with one being just a yes or no question. They related the questions more to the job posting and duties than most STAR interviews so it is important to be able to tie your experience to the job you would be doing. It was a panel interview with the hiring manager, HR, and two people from other groups. They recorded my answers for each question and did not really ask follow-up questions. After that, I had to do a 30 minute "test" which was done on a laptop in another room. I was contacted by HR a little less than 2 weeks after my interview with a job offer, which I ultimately did not accept. Of all the Seattle-area employers I've been speaking with, the Port of Seattle was by far the most professional and had the fastest turnaround, which really impressed me. The workspace is beautiful, everyone seemed engaged in their work and very friendly and sincere, and if the job had been a better fit it would have been fantastic.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to explain my experience in the field related directly to the job description. This could have been difficult for someone changing from another industry but with relevant experience.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The job wasn't quite the right fit for what I want to do in the future.

    Declined Offer
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Website www.portseattle.org
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1911
Type Government
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Port of Seattle oversees both an airport (Seattle-Tacoma International, also known as Sea-Tac) and a seaport. The agency's aviation division sees more than 30 million passengers a year. The seaport division serves more than 20 container carriers that import and export containerized and bulk cargo. It also handles calls from some 220 cruise ships. In addition, the seaport division oversees commercial fishing, marinas, and portside commercial properties. Most of the agency's revenue comes from airport operations. The Port of Seattle is run by a five-member commission... More

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