- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Washington Department of Revenue full-time (More than a year)RecommendsPositive OutlookRecommendsPositive Outlook
Expectations are clear. Depending on the team you are assigned to, meeting expectations is fairly easy. DOR management is very open to new ideas and if they are feasible, they will actually use them. There is a very solid team atmosphere and everyone is verys supportive of each other. DOR is implementing Lean principles, which is improving the culture even more.
Lots of "gray" areas makes it hard to do your job at times. Many decisions are tied up in legislative red tape, so making changes can be difficult at times. Finding time to do everything expected of you can be difficult at times.
Advice to Management
Continue implementing Lean. Consider adjusting the work load for examiners so that it is more attainable and so that Examiners can actually go to training without it hurting their work time.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Washington Department of Revenue.
Very lengthy interview... 32 questions and over 2 hours long! However, the interviewing panel was friendly, and genuine and while the questions were many, they did not throw a lot of weird behavioral questions at me ... most questions were relevant to the job, or to get a feel for what work style I have. All in all I would rate it a very positive experience, I felt comfortable and confident and I also felt they wanted me to be comfortable rather than feeling like I was in the hot seat.
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Unlike tax collector Zacchaeus, you won't find the Washington State Department of Revenue taking more money than it's entitled to. The Department of Revenue is Washington's principal tax collection agency. From state and local sales and use to business and occupation taxes; from retail sales to property taxes, the department oversees about 60 different taxes and processes approximately 2 million tax returns annually. Other duties include providing taxpayer assistance and education, distributing money to local governments, developing tax legislation, handling unclaimed...