Seattle Public Library Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. FriendShop Volunteer

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Public Library as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, fun work environment, good way to gain experience as a beginner

    Cons

    No one quits, thus, limited career advancement


  2. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle Public Library

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with and library staff supports anyone wanting to move up in the system and great company to work for

    Cons

    no cons at all. no cons at all, no cons at all, no cons at all, no cons at all, no cons at all, no cons at all, no cons at all, no cons at all


  3. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle Public Library full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Started part time, but was able to move to full time in less than a year. Great teammates and interaction between departments.

    Cons

    Some folks are stuck in their ways after years of working with the organization. However, the influx of new/young talent has started to turn the tides and make everything more efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. Seattle Public LIbrary-A wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle Public Library

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful Staff. Beautiful buildings. Plenty of potential for growth. Management is very approachable and willing to listen to any and all ideas.

    Cons

    None that I have encountered!


  6. A family of employees within an institution built upon learning

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Library Associate II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Library Associate II in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Public Library part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The staff, the patronage and the benefits.

    Cons

    Few employment opportunities, bureaucratic and subject to budget reductions.

    Advice to Management

    In need of more transparency in hiring process.


  7. I volunteered here for a few years

    Former Employee - Teen Volunteer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Teen Volunteer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Public Library (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good service overall.

    Cons

    Not always something to do.


  8. Great learning experience to prepare me for the professional world as a student out of high school.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Public Library part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very respectful managers and staff.

    Cons

    The work can be dry at times.

    Advice to Management

    More hours for the student assistants.


  9. great place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Library Associate II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Library Associate II in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Public Library

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    helping those who need the most help and sharing information. one experiences all types of interesting people while working with the public.

    Cons

    there is very little room for job growth.oftentimes dealing with the general public can be challenging and you are exposed to ALL walks of life.

    Advice to Management

    management has to deal with ever constricting economic pressures, however should realize that people feel they know best what the communities they serve needs most.


  10. Always interesting, fun and challenging.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seattle Public Library

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, good environment and supportive staff

    Cons

    Stressful, working with public can create safety issues, lack of safety support


  11. easy to get this job.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant

    I worked at Seattle Public Library

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good pay, co-workers are nice

    Cons

    took half years for first interview.

    Advice to Management

    a good try if you are high school student and looking for a part-time.



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