Diamond Parking

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Diamond Parking Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
17 Reviews
2.3
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Internally flawed organization

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    Current Employee - Data Processor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Processor in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Diamond Parking full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There seemed to always be a sense of high employee moral within the organization. Some of the employees were family so that atmosphere was very dominant and apparent.

    Cons

    There always seemed to be this inherent glass ceiling within the organization and growth potential seemed limited at best. They didn't seem inclined to higher internally and there were a number of communication and service gaps that would haunt them in vital portions of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to develop a more empowered employee base due to the limited capacity they you have at your disposal. It will save you from having to stretch your workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    House of Cards

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diamond Parking

    Pros

    Autonomy
    Nice fellow employees to work with

    Cons

    Upper management sits in ivory tower unaware of reality in the field. Management by intimidation.
    Zero training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and look at your business. Especially look at managers in Eastside operations- they manipulate numbers to keep locations open to preserve bonuses. Regional Manager of area hides and never is around nor has a clue of what he is doing. Many locations are poorly run.

  3.  

    No hours and you drive your own car and use your own gas.

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    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Diamond Parking part-time

    Pros

    The job is not that difficult, Good group of fellow employees, you work alone without someone on your back....except for the GPS of course.

    Cons

    You drive your own car to the lots and you are not reimbursed for gas. Limited to work under 25hrs a week. They blame Obama Care for cutting employee hours and not providing benefits, which is total BS. The Employer mandate hasn't even gone into effect and they were providing benefits before. This is just an excuse and a perfect opportunity for a greedy company to rake in more dough for the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees about why you cut their hours and benefits. There are companies that have way fewer employees than you and make a whole lot less than you but still provide options for their employees....btw I love Obama Care, it saved my life from a serious heart condition. Thank you Obama. ��

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall, a good starting place

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

    I worked at Diamond Parking full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, family like atmosphere, good location, decent benefits

    Cons

    Growth opportunities limited due to long term managment

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of training. Diamond Parking is all about making the owner money, money, money.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - City Manager
    Former Employee - City Manager

    I worked at Diamond Parking full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work schedule was ok. Was able to work outside for part of each day. Also was able to work with people in a city environment.

    Cons

    Underpaid for the work required of you. You never know when the ax might be coming. No training at all. Poorly run company. I was the 4th person in my position in 5 years!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go public so you have to have some kind of HR rules

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    very satisfactory and flexibility of it that i liked most

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parking Attendant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Parking Attendant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Diamond Parking as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    it is most effective and responsible to work unsupervised so you can do the job right

    Cons

    Firstly is without any benefits and when you deal with customer that you are about to wright a citation to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be friendly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Diamond Parking part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They were flexible on my hours and it was easy work.

    Cons

    Sometimes customers would be very angry and I'd need to deal with that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The work is very easy but this is the ultimate dead end job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parking Attendaant in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Parking Attendaant in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Diamond Parking

    Pros

    This job is very easy. You either sit in a booth all day long and collect money or you walk around giving out parking tickets. I am a student and the job is very flexible with my schedule and I am often able to study for class when I work at the booth. The wage is also above minimum wage.

    Cons

    There is NO possibility for advancement. There are about 20 employees at our location. We are managed by two different bosses. One is the regional manager and the other is the manager for our location. Both of these managers were hired from the outside. Several of the employees have been working the same position for 10 years. There are never any promotions, or raises (unless it is an companywide raise to stay competitive). It's a super easy job but you will never get anywhere with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to update it's collection machines. Customers often have to put money into these archaic boxes that are outdated.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a very easy job. Great introduction to customer service

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Valet in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Valet in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Diamond Parking

    Pros

    Diamond parking is a great entry level job. It is especially satisfying if you like cars and working with people. Great college job.

    Cons

    There is not very much opportunity to move up in the company. You must have and maintain a relatively flawless driving record to be employed. Regular drug screening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if there was more interaction with the managers. More frequent employee evaluations would be great as well.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Say goodbye to your self respect.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parking Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Parking Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Diamond Parking

    Pros

    At times you are giving opportunities beyond your scope of work, but don't think of asking for a raise. Once in a while you will get lunch.

    Cons

    They must have written Office Space after reviewing this company. From poor people management to ludicrous business decisions, this company has it all. Upper management would take your stapler if they thought it would make them a buck because you don't mean anything to them. There is zero morale in the company and count on your bonuses being reworked often, because they are never put in writing. There is a company "handbook" that outlines general things, like paid days off and uniform requirements, however there are no company procedures. It is all word of mouth, which means they hold all the cards and will terminate you when they deem convenient. I left months ago but I hear it has only gotten worse with the economic issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch Office Space and take notes. When you manage by fear they will do their jobs only well enough to not get fired. By the way, those are people working for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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