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Could be one of the best utilities if...

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Former Employee - Chief Advisor  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Chief Advisor in Seattle, WA

I worked at City of Seattle

Pros

Employee pride
Great benefits
Learning opportunities

Cons

Politics
Bureaucracy
Inefficient work processes
Slow pace of many old time employees with the sense of entitlement
Too much union influence

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need more independence from the City bureaucracy and budget

Approves of CEO

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    A place to hang your hat

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at City of Seattle

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits; conveniently located in Downtown Seattle, and in a high rise building with great view of lakes and mountains.

    Cons

    Stagnation and lack of promotions; no job prospects; lack of camraderie between coworkers, one-upmanship. Top level doesn't mix with bottom level, cliquish and lazy workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your pedestal and treat subordinates like peers not like servants to your needs. Under new Mayor, McGinn?? Will see, but cannot say "you haven't seen nothing yet" in a positive way.

    Approves of CEO
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    Easy Street.

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    Current Employee - Energy Management Analyst  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Energy Management Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at City of Seattle

    Pros

    Interesting assignments and face-to-face interactions with customers.

    Cons

    Too many people complacent with mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the budget straight!

    Approves of CEO
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