City of Auburn, WA Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. A professional organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Storm Water Technician in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - GIS Storm Water Technician in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at City of Auburn, WA part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Competent people, and managers who listen to their people.

    Cons

    The normal political crap that goes with pubic service

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying attention to your workers


  2. The City of Auburn was a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at City of Auburn, WA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    During my time there, I thoroughly enjoyed working for the Director of Planning & Development and his team. I received a great deal of support from the Directors of Finance, Human Resources and IT, enabling me to accomplish my projects with ease.

    Cons

    I wish they had more opportunities for professional growth requiring marketing experience, but that is not always possible in the public sector.

    Advice to Management

    Continue collaborating across functions to ensure the overall success of your planning objectives. Continue to connect with your residents to maintain that sense of community.


  3. It was a dysfunctional team environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Auburn, WA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity to learn and leadership, great compensation and benefit package.

    Cons

    No sense of team by department or division or organization. Everyone is for themselves.


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    Horrible supervisors/management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meter Reader/Maintenance in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Meter Reader/Maintenance in Auburn, WA

    I worked at City of Auburn, WA full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work, easy commute for most, decent pay, good work/life balance, lots of time off.

    Cons

    Not innovative, overtime is a joke, hard to advance, very political, it is definetly small business feeling where everyone knows everyone, most people are looking to leave to work elsewhere, co workers can be jerks, lots more...

    Advice to Management

    Use the training you learn in your classes to make it a better place to work, don't belittle people below you just because they are not as knowledgeable.


  6. Fair, but typical local government agency

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at City of Auburn, WA as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, nice coworkers, easy commute

    Cons

    Low pay. Job was a contract position, wanted permanent


  7. Good pay and benefits, bad leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Auburn, WA

    I worked at City of Auburn, WA

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent medical and other benefits including time off. Only $50 is deducted from your paycheck per month no matter how big your family is.

    Cons

    Communication from departmental leadership is sorely lacking across the board. Leadership treatment of people under them is very poor in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people with more respect and worry less about your own ego. You can't manage people properly and earn their respect if you do not give it yourself.



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