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Great Work as a Finance Analyst

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Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Seattle, WA

I worked at City of Seattle full-time for more than a year

Pros

Office was on the 30th floor in premium office space in downtown Seattle. Hours were 8:30am - 5pm. Rarely worked overtime and never worked weekends once in two years. Smart staff, easy workload, and terrific pay and benefits. Nearly perfect job security, almost as secure as academic tenure at a university.

Cons

Municipal government work can be quite boring at times. The bureaucracy and slow pace can be frustrating at times. Many employees were unfriendly, and it was very difficult to fire poorly performing workers. The work schedule was inflexible -- you had to be at your desk 8:30am - 5pm every day, regardless of whether there was work to do or not. No working from home.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I worked under very good managers while there, who helped me develop professionally and gave me all the resources I needed to succeed at my job. My only advice would be to try to promote and keep smart young people on staff, and try to clear out as many unproductive and unprofessional workers as you can.

Doesn't Recommend
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    It was the worst experience of my life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Seattle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice people in my division

    Cons

    Disorganized, too political without caring for the people. If you like your reputation, don't work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn over the entire LAD

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great place to work for a turtle...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Seattle

    Pros

    It all depends on the department and team you are working on. The team I work on is like minded and in the know for web usability and design. It is a fun working environment and I enjoy what I am doing. It is a very relaxed work environment and in the heart of seattle.

    Cons

    Like many large companies, Seattle Public Utilities moves very slowly and it takes a while to get projects moving / completed.

    Recommends
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