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Archdiocese of Seattle Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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  1. "Administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family culture, amazing work/life balance and everyone is so welcoming and encouraging. There is low turnover because most people are here to support the mission of the church and don't want to leave once they experience the work environment. The benefits are amazing! 13 paid holidays - and then even extras just because, generous paid time off and health and welfare benefits. Very competitive salaries too.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility depending on what department you are in, but if you are high performing and motivated to find an opportunity to contribute at a higher level leadership is open to finding ways to encourage development and movement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees to balance work and family responsibilities! As a parent of 3, I so appreciate the ability to come to work knowing that I have the flexibility to take time off to be with my family as needed.


  2. "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!

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. 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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Working at the Archdiocese was a great experience. The people who work there are very kind and put in lots of effort into everything they do. You will put in a lot of work, but it is very rewarding.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of interoffice politics, but if you stay out of it, you will be fine. Parking was a struggle after certain times.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas. Lots of great suggestions were put forth, but never even considered because a lot of upper management was very adamant about sticking with old traditions.


  9. "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.


  10. 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.


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