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4 people found this helpful  

ST is fast-paced, deadline-driven and gives employees meaningful work which is changing our region.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Division Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Division Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Sound Transit

Pros

Interesting work
Dedicated workforce
Surrounded by many of the best from around the nation/world
Career advancement opportunities
Fast-paced
Good compensation
Positive mission and making a difference for the region's travel and commuters

Cons

Relentless pace
Internal silos and squabbles keep things less efficient and effective
Sometimes management keeps obvious secrets and it becomes apparent they don't trust their staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't allow the silos.
Don't reward those who don't act in alignment with the mission and leadership direction.
Hold people accountable.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Current Employee
    Current Employee - Current Employee

    I have been working at Sound Transit full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    fast pace, never boring
    smart, very driven people
    exciting projects that make a positive difference
    CEO is a phenomenal leader and a genuinely good person

    Cons

    big egos,
    lack of consistency of management across the organization, some managers are fair and level-headed and some are high strung, territorial and reactional, and the contrast is not being addressed as an issue that has real impact on morale and results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives and mid-managers could use more magement training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management in IT and Finance. HR assistance with employees problems is nonexistent.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Analyst

    I worked at Sound Transit

    Pros

    It's nice to be part of an agency that is working towards improving traffic issues in the region. There were a lot of good people that tried to make it an enjoyable place to work. The agency kept employees up to date on the projects Sound Transit was involved in.

    Cons

    Management in IT and Finance was very lacking in leadership skills. When problems developed they blamed staff for their lack of management abilities. Even when they were blatant lies. Some employees had serious behavioral issues which management and HR ignored and refused to be involved with. It was a very dysfuntional place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that are qualified to do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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