City of Seattle

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Not that great

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at City of Seattle

Pros

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

Cons

Some 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

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    Former Employee - Web Developer/Programmer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Web Developer/Programmer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at City of Seattle

    Pros

    Not required to do much work

    Cons

    Individual initiative is not desirable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was OK to work here

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    Current Employee - Strategic Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Strategic Advisor in 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 of the leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long term instead of what it will take to re-elect you

    Disapproves of CEO
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