Space Needle

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Space Needle Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
6 Reviews
3.6
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    I work the summers and love it,great people and I love tourists and showing off my great city.

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Server in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Space Needle part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great tips, great view, great food, union shop easy to pick up shifts. Schedule is set for months at a time but plenty of people to trade shifts with.

    Cons

    Union shop. The more seniority you have the better. As a first year I get the left overs and last picks for shifts. Still I make $200 a lunch shift regularly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negotiate with the union so people can't call in with the union flu all the time. It make it hard for you to be certain you are staffed right on a beautiful summer day

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very diverse workplace with great people who are dedicated to their job

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Coordinator  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Guest Services Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Space Needle part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation was fair, union position, management was great, loved a lot of my coworkers.

    Cons

    In my department (Guest Services) it was hard to get time off because generally 3 out of the 4 employees in my department were working each day, so there wasn't much wiggle room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career growth trajectory is not very transparent so it doesn't encourage employees to be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst Experience EVER!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Space Needle

    Pros

    The only pro I seen was it is in the heart of Seattle and its a cool view.

    Cons

    Management and HR very poor services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better Job with your human resources team, change your hiring process, you have a high turn over for a reason. your process sucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It has its ups and downs.

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    Former Employee - Elevator Operator  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Elevator Operator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Space Needle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You work at the Space Needle, most people are happy to be there, and the restaurant for employees is pretty good. Low stress and you learn lots about Seattle. It's really amazing to have such a great view all day. You rotate elevators every hour, so you never have a chance to get bored.

    You can accompany 8 friends to the top daily for free.

    Cons

    The elevator gets really hot during the summer. It can also get extremely crowded. The uniforms are kinda cheesy and the elevator music gets real old after a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very professional organization that treats their employees the right way

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    Former Employee - Marketing Street Team  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Street Team in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Space Needle as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - Managers are very positive and help you learn the job
     - Fellow employees also help new employees
     - Cafeteria with lunch for employees
     - Solid Wages

    Cons

    - Sometimes have weird hours, not a 9-5. Can sometimes work until 8 pm
    - Hard to find parking, in the middle of downtown seattle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. When I worked there, fellow employees were happy and there was a very family style work environment which I liked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's fun for a while, you meet a lot of new people but the job burns you out fast.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Space Needle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have great affordable healthcare.

    Cons

    They pay is low given to amount of stress the job causes. They management is crooked. There's very little to no opportunity for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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