City of Renton

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City of Renton Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
6 Reviews
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    Great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at City of Renton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great, pay is decent, benefits outstanding!

    Cons

    Highest levels do not listen to staff. Lots of poorly trained managers. Not flexible organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what employees are saying. Quit losing good people because managers are poor but have you snowed over. Times have changed. Be flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Life Guard at Various Locations

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - LIfe Guard in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - LIfe Guard in Renton, WA

    I worked at City of Renton full-time

    Pros

    Great on-going training.
    Work with your peers.
    The leadership positions were hired on merit and experience. People were promoted in a very professional matter despite being a seasonal job for high school and college aged kids (there were some exceptions to the age range.)
    LOTS of breaks. Life guards would get at least 15 minutes of down time per hour on busy days (sometimes 30 minutes of down time per hour. There were some light cleaning duties that needed to be done but most of it was inside the locker rooms and the like.)
    GREAT PAY! For a seasonal job when home from college it was the best!
    Great co-workers.
    The patrons. There were some regulars who absolutely loved the park and everyone who worked there. They made an effort to get to know us.

    Cons

    Not enough hours for some life guards.
    Expectation to workout without pay on some occasions.
    City of Renton higher-ups who didn't have any idea how water recreation sites work had strong opinions on how we should do our job which made NO sense at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Personal experience depends on elected officials and your manager (s).

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Renton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, fast paced in some areas, relative stability, and good co-workers

    Cons

    Politics can be brutal and it is possible to spend a lot of time on mindless budget development or chasing the latest customer complaint (no matter how small). City staff are not being used to their full potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mayor needs to review administrator performance and staff satisfaction levels. Once the economy gets a lot better people are likely to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good experience - good people

    Former Employee - Referee in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Referee in Renton, WA

    I worked at City of Renton as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people. kind and understanding

    Cons

    limited opportunities. Growth. Not enough hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more opportunities for advancement

  6.  

    Recreation Leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in Renton, WA

    I worked at City of Renton

    Pros

    Have lots of fun on the job
    Great co-workers
    Good summer job for recent high school grads
    Fun field trips
    Easy training

    Cons

    Bad managers
    Tedious and boring yearly trainings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

  7.  

    Lifeguard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I worked at City of Renton

    Pros

    The best part about working here was the laid back attitude of management and the fun people you work with.

    Cons

    Some downsides are the quality of some of the other lifeguards. Some are great people to work with others are lazy and incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enacting a tougher screening process to weed out some of the lower quality guards would solve numerous problems in the work place.

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