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Updated December 22, 2017
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  1. "Pastoral Assistant for Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Archdiocese of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Depending on your priest it can be a really positive experience. I had a great priest, but he left and everything went down hill from there.

    Cons

    HR doesn't advocate for employees. When you are being abused by your supervisor it is dismissed and ignored. Managers aren't trained on management, and those that are lack basic human compassion and concern for their employees.
    The organization as a whole is losing sight of its vision and mission and turning too much into a corporation and less of a mission oriented organization. Benefits were good, but then they changed them and they are just okay now.
    Your experience depends on who your appointed pastoral leader is. If you get a bad one, your experience will be horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect with the mission of the organization. Fire everyone in HR, they have been there too long.
    Prioritize people and mission over reputation and status.


  2. "Pastoral Assistant for Administration"

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    Current Employee - PAA Administtration in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - PAA Administtration in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are Great. People work with are very dedicated and committed.

    More considerate of personal requirements than most businesses. Work life balance is good but lots of after hours actiivty during the school year. Summer is very relaxed.

    Very established procedures and structure which is helpful but also sometime restrictive.

    Interaction with all elements of the Parish provides a very rich insight into life.

    Very supportive of any time required for spiritual life.

    Many opportunities to serve the community.

    Cons

    Sometimes the bureaucracy is stifling.

    Lots of government regulations which restrict ability to operate efficiently.

    Lots of Parish and school politics which requires very delicate communication skills.

    Constantly chasing after next donation to keep programs afloat. The Parish needs to be self sufficent as the Parish supports the Archdiocese.

    Too much reinventing the wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff and make sure people do not spend too much time at work. Staff is extremely loyal and dedicated and need to consider personal well-being.

    Provide clear policies and procedures to assure Parishes are viable.

    Take advantage of economies of scale of all Parishes verse letting each Parish sink or swim on their own.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "no loyalty"

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    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Paraeducator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I like several of my coworkers

    Cons

    Horrible boss a certain teacher

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and don't think you know it all.


  4. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Seattle part-time

    Pros

    Good catholic faith, small group of comminity easier to know evryone

    Cons

    Less rigorous on academics


  5. "It's good but...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good work life balance

    Cons

    Leadership moves slow, no advancement oppurtunity


  6. "Great for the right person"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Seattle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A wonderful, positive culture for Catholics. Schools are effective and many work hard to support the students and families.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work/life balance; salary is low and benefits erode every year.


  7. "Good people, good mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Archdiocese of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    very professional, and kind people work here

    Cons

    It's always when you work in the arena of your own personal faith...

    Advice to Management

    stay focused on the primary mission!

  8. "primary Teacher"

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    Current Employee - 5th Grade Teacher in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - 5th Grade Teacher in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Seattle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive principal, and strong values education. Good people working here.

    Cons

    Less pay and benefits than public system.


  9. "Good Organization"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher
    Recommends

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Seattle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The students are very nice and well-behaved. The parents are very involved.

    Cons

    The pay is really low, especially compared to what substitute teachers are paid at Seattle Public Schools.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful group of people who are passionate about working in ministry. The admin staff does alot of cross training.

    Cons

    My normal hours were weekday, part time but sometimes our help is needed on nights and weekends.


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