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Not that great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsBenefits, wages, unions and time off. The usual government perks that most think of when they think public sector employment.

ConsSome take advantage of the perks of working for the City and it brings down morale for those who have to work with them and pick up the slack. Some departments have a culture of entitlement without excellence. There is an obsession with receiving "due credit" to the extent that nothing gets done unless they are sure to receive the glory for having done it. There are some odd personalities lurking around as well due in part because these individuals cannot really be penalized for not working as team. Lots of "unspoken" rules and regulations. It's a good place to get experience but if you're ambitious and conscientious you will find it hard to excel here. It's seems to be either/or.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People there seemed unexcited about their work and eager to run out the door at 5PM

    Web Developer/Programmer (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

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    Pros: Not required to do much work Cons: Individual initiative is not desirable Advice to Senior Management: none More
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    It was OK to work here

    Strategic Advisor (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at City of Seattle


    Pros: Great group of people to work with Cons: Lack of vision and goals due to the political nature… Advice to Senior Management: Think long term instead of what it will take to… More
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