Washington Department of Revenue

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Washington Department of Revenue Reviews

Updated July 6, 2014
Updated July 6, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Solid expectations, great team atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Excise Tax Examiner in Tumwater, WA
    Current Employee - Excise Tax Examiner in Tumwater, WA

    I have been working at Washington Department of Revenue full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Expectations are clear. Depending on the team you are assigned to, meeting expectations is fairly easy. DOR management is very open to new ideas and if they are feasible, they will actually use them. There is a very solid team atmosphere and everyone is verys supportive of each other. DOR is implementing Lean principles, which is improving the culture even more.

    Cons

    Lots of "gray" areas makes it hard to do your job at times. Many decisions are tied up in legislative red tape, so making changes can be difficult at times. Finding time to do everything expected of you can be difficult at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue implementing Lean. Consider adjusting the work load for examiners so that it is more attainable and so that Examiners can actually go to training without it hurting their work time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brought on as part-time mail carrier/driver. Promoted to full time warehouse 1 after 4 months.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mail Carrier/Driver/Warehouse 1 in Tumwater, WA
    Former Employee - Mail Carrier/Driver/Warehouse 1 in Tumwater, WA

    I worked at Washington Department of Revenue full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people
    Great work atmosphere
    No drug test
    Good pay
    Flexible hours
    Fun job

    Cons

    Lacking some employee intelligence
    Too much talk and not enough action

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive attitudes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    An ongoing learning experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Revenue Auditor II in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Revenue Auditor II in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Washington Department of Revenue full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work. Flexible schedule and work no more than a 40 hour work week.

    Cons

    Slow environment. Not the best benefits I've had, but better than having none. Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting your teams. Positive reinforcement is always motivating. Make people accountable for their actions.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A bipolar experience

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern in Tumwater, WA
    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern in Tumwater, WA

    I worked at Washington Department of Revenue as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work load was pretty light, but my lead was great (so he usually made sure I had challenging, interesting projects). Flexible work hours were really nice for only coming in 4 days out of a week. The managers were all really nice.

    Cons

    That whole office was a pretty closed-off social environment. Most of the employees are older, there isn't much diversity in age. I felt like some employees were completely incompetent and I still don't understand how they ever got their jobs.

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great 8 AM to 5 PM Employment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA

    I worked at Washington Department of Revenue

    Pros

    Very easy to get time off, the job did not follow me home every night!

    Cons

    No room for advancement...all about seniority...it is a government job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Award employees for performance and not merely for seniority. Work with the employee union to achieve this goal. Thanks.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    I have been working at Washington Department of Revenue full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, good schedule, good training

    Cons

    high work volumes with non-competive salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Stable

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Excise Tax Examiner
    Current Employee - Excise Tax Examiner

    I have been working at Washington Department of Revenue

    Pros

    Clear expectations are given, freedom to work independently, opportunities to break out of routines and take on new challenges. (was) good job security.

    Cons

    You always have too much work. Expectations are clear, but not necessarily realistic. Gets boring after a couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give examiners goals that can be achieved, instead of just telling them to cover the government shortfall budge

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Department of Revenue

    Pros

    Some very great people who work extremely hard

    Cons

    - Very bureaucratic
    - A lot of institutioalized employees with a sense of entitlement for their jobs. These people just want a paycheck and make it very difficult to get anything done
    - Political appointments of people with low competence to senior positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring from Dept. of Corrections

    Recommends

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