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WDC Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Solid company with strong growth and future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WDC full-time

    Pros

    Strong executive management team, compelling roadmap and technologies and a great place to have on your resume. You will be challenged and grow.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough to manage...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at WDC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging (in a good way) environment

    Cons

    "perks" = none, no sinks in the coffee station

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A cutting edge and impactful non-profit-meaningful work, great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at WDC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nationally recognized, work that makes a difference and gives members of our community jobs and meets industry needs. Work/life balance and workplace flexibility are part of the culture as is quality standards and fun and challenging work.

    Cons

    Needing to get funded ongoing has been challenging due to fderal cuts, sequestration etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the energy and effort, It is noticed and appreciated!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The Workforce Development Council is an awesome employer.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WDC

    Pros

    This organization supports the foundation of a positive, attractive work environment characterized by teamwork, innovation, and personal accountability. Employees are valued as results-oriented individuals through our culture, attitudes and motivation - we receive such communication from the management team on a regular basis.

    Cons

    None. A great place to work, would recommend this organization to anyone!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and support you provide to all employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't get trapped in this dead end organization

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

    I have been working at WDC

    Pros

    Pay is decent compared to other non-profits. This is the only aspect of the job keeping most of the employees from leaving.

    Cons

    The management at the WDC creates an unnecessarily hostile workplace for its own employees which is ironic since the WDC is a company in charge of workforce training funds (to get unemployed people back to work). New employees are frequently fired on the last day of their probation period (before they would be protected by union membership) for no cause. This is usually due to the managers' blaming the employee for their own slip-ups or failures. The one word to describe upper management at this company is quite simply "inept". When managers are caught out in their own screw-ups they usually are quick to blame subordinates and take retaliatory action against them. Needless to say, this environment has resulted in uniformly low morale among employees.

    Career progression at the WDC is slow to nonexistent and job titles are not reflective of actual job duties but rather the pay rate at which managers prefer to pay the employee. The benefits are good and the opportunities for time off for vacation, medical leave or other personal reasons appear to be good as well at first glance but often come with many last minute restrictions placed at the whim of managers.

    Overall, the WDC of King County is an organization that is the epitome of bureaucracy with multiple long ineffective meetings mandated by out of touch management. This is truly a Dilbert company to avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some professional managerial training - when your employees work more efficiently in your own absence that says something. Managing people like it's still the 1940's isn't being tough or shrewd - it's just abusive.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Mine fantastic experience with IBM with the payroll of WDC to do the Bharti Airtell project

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at WDC as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    WDC provides chances to do the most challenging projects.

    Cons

    Everyday you will get Challenges with the good environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not necessary .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    not bad ,friendly, stable,

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

    I have been working at WDC

    Pros

    stable enviroment, people are kind,

    Cons

    no free lunch, not too much exciting

  9.  

    wdc

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WDC

    Pros

    Any way, it is a job. you have to take it if you do npt have others. that is all.

    Cons

    people are strssful there so that some people (not most people) are mean to new comers. He refuse to train new employee but pretend to do the training before the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management skill for some people could be better if they can be more open to communication, They need to listen.

    Doesn't Recommend

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