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.  

    House of Cards

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Seattle, WA

    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
  3.  

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Terrible Place to work

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

    Pros

    there is actually no good thing to say about this company

    Cons

    This company is all about downsides.... No job security at all and more importantly is that you work for bunch of stupid decision makers and stupid senior vice president in seattle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Oh Dear God! I Wish I Had Been Warned!

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

    Pros

    Nothing regarding this company as an employer would encourage me to work for them again.

    Cons

    * Inconsistent management
    * Archaic accounting system
    * High turnover
    * Constant threat of termination, even when in training
    * Lack of communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn the parking industry, but it is like working for the queen of hearts

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment for all levels of work. Most of the employees want people to be successful. Wide variety of work is available from POS to contract negotiations.

    Cons

    First mistake may be your last unless you can shift the blame to someone else. Protectionism is the name of the game if you want to stay. Predatory business in the guise of a service provider.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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
  9.  

    Good for someone who likes to work alone and doesn't mind being outside

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

    Pros

    Lots and lots of breaks, high salary for very easy job, requires no previous experience

    Cons

    Work alone, outside in the rain, wind, snow, etc. Very repetitive and no opportunity or advancement whatsoever.

  10.  

    Take nothing personally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Compensation potential, opportunity to learn other jobs

    Cons

    Communication, unclear policies, poor leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt clear operational and performance policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Internally flawed organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Processor  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Processor in Seattle, WA

    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

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