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A great place to work if you want to make a difference in our city

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at City of Seattle full-time (more than 8 years)


When I do a good job, it helps everyone in the city. That makes me feel good. I've worked in jobs in the past where I felt like the sole purpose of my job was to was help someone else get rich. I like knowing I'm making a difference in people's lives. My coworkers feel the same. They're dedicated and passionate about helping.


Sometimes we get criticized by the public (serious haters) and that doesn't feel good. The city is absolutely cost-conscious. Often that means we don't get the best tools or software. We never have enough staff. It's hard to get the work done with so few people - and yet we're not expected or even permitted to work overtime. That can be stressful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop hiring expensive consultants to tell you if your staff is doing a good job. Why not find out what they do? Ask them to explain their work. They'll be happy to share and you'll be happy to save lots of money.

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