Washington State Department Of Ecology

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Washington State Department Of Ecology Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
7 Reviews
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Washington State Department Of Ecology Director Ted Sturdevant
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  1.  

    Take high quality of life over pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Washington State Department Of Ecology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Fairness and decent benefits, low travel, good job stability. Stop getting bossed around by The Man!

    Cons

    Pay and advancement is meager. Culture of complaining, there are bureaucrats who cannot see how to negotiate the gray area, but overall the stress is low.

    Recommends
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    Great Experience overall

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    Former Employee - Crew-Member  in  Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Crew-Member in Renton, WA

    I worked at Washington State Department Of Ecology as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, meaningful work (for the most part), and a great crew to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, but thats sort of the point. The work is very physical, which can be good or bad depending on the person

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job entails understanding, interpreting and applying regulations.

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist  in  Olympia, WA
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Olympia, WA

    I have been working at Washington State Department Of Ecology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location is great, and workload is moderate.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities is the biggest downside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The whole show could run a more efficiently if a better relationship with union was in place.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Lacey, WA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Lacey, WA

    I have been working at Washington State Department Of Ecology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall management is very supportive. It varies among programs. There's good work/life balance and flexible schedules. The building is a nice environment with wooded trails right outside. During your lunch hour you can take wellness classes like yoga, Nia dance or Zumba. I've worked with a lot of nice people who are committed to doing a good job and care about the goals of the agency. Upper management regularly communicates with staff.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth and pay is below average, but it's worth it to me for the good work environment and contributing to improved environmental management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A good place to get started in your career

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist II  in  Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist II in Lacey, WA

    I worked at Washington State Department Of Ecology

    Pros

    Friendly staff, relaxing environment, low stress, stable job, good benefit and vacation package, management is supportive in training employees, managers provide good performance feedback.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth, pay is lower than the industry average, a little too slow paced. When it comes to layoff, it's by seniority rather than the employee performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take employee performance into consideration when it comes to lay off.

    Approves of CEO
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    Interesting for new employees, not much advancement opportunities after a few years.

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Washington State Department Of Ecology

    Pros

    Doing important work for the community.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities, pay is not equal to similar jobs in private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More advancement opportunities, location pay and incentives for trained employees to stay.

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    Environmental Planner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State Department Of Ecology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great mission, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Slow and bureaucratic in making change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks politically.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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