City of Kent - Washington

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Updated January 29, 2015
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  1. Disappointing at best!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Kent - Washington full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great retirement. Public sector has the reward of being able to impact the community in a positive way.

    Cons

    Many incompetent managers. Upper management is very disconnected with the average worker. HR doesn't like to promote from within, would rather recruit. Lost the personal connection with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with your employees. become engaged. Empower employees to make decisions. Follow through with what you start #BeMore

    Train your managers to be managers. Don't just hire and forget. Give them the tools and knowledge to become better managers.

  2. Oust the Mayor.

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Kent, WA

    I worked at City of Kent - Washington (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I see that the Mayor and her Directors begging at Olympia doorsteps for more money.

    Cons

    I am not sure how she even became the Mayor, who does not have an integrity and cant keep her word instead imposed Business and Occupation Tax. City representative in Olympia could have gotten City of Kent in Federal food stamp rather imposing taxes on businesses, more taxes.

    Advice to Management

    This is about the Mayor, I advise City of Kent citizens not to re-elect her again, and the Council should re-question her abilities as a Mayor.

  3. Could be better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA

    I worked at City of Kent - Washington

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good Coworkers, nice place to work

    Cons

    Management needs to take a good look at direction the City is moving in.

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  5. City of Kent, WA

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Building Inspector
    Current Employee - Building Inspector

    I have been working at City of Kent - Washington

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits and camaraderie among employees.

    Cons

    Subject to budget cuts during bad times.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees as good as police and fire department.

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