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  1. "Wastewater Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Redmond, Washington full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were great. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Needed update some Lift Stations equipment. This will make them work correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees. Listen to employees.


  2. "Solid municipal employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Redmond, Washington full-time

    Pros

    Leaders give an ear to your opinions & take a team-mentality approach to solving issues and making decisions. Pay is comparable. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    The schedule in Police Communications made for a difficult work/life balance for those who prefer structure/routines, but most appreciated a rotating schedule.

  3. "Public Safety"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and a good city to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing to say at this time.


  4. "Police Officer (Seattle-area)"

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

    I have been working at City of Redmond, Washington full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most co-workers are great people, and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Government agencies have many of the same issues: money, time, and poor management. Also, the actual job itself is becoming more difficult given the nation's current culture toward authority figures.


  5. "Parks and Recreation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Redmond, Washington full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Most people are awesome to work with, and has a good fit.

    Cons

    Management does not value anyone under a coordinator level. Program assistants are over worked and not credited for doing most of coordinators role.


  6. "Great Place"

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

    I have been working at City of Redmond, Washington part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, Fun, Learn a lot

    Cons

    -Hours can vary
    -Inconsistent messages sometimes


  7. "Great work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Redmond, Washington full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work-life balance.
    Good health insurance.
    Co-workers really care about each other.
    Management cares about employees.
    Excellent place for professional growth.
    You will fit in if you are an innovator and self-directed. If you just want to collect a paycheck, this is NOT the place for you.

    Cons

    Everything takes a VERY long time to go through one process or another.
    Poor interdepartmental communication.
    Few advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    There is a substantial need for inter/intra-departmental communication improvement.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed the work, but manager/management was a challenge."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Redmond, Washington full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They provide good benefits and a good physical work environment.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Manager/management can be verbally abusive. Too much work for one person in some cases. Others don't have enough to do.

    Advice to Management

    Take action when its known that the manager is verbally abusive (instead of waiting for a law suit). Even out work load. Pay better and provide more opportunities for growth/advancement.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Recreation Leader II a.k.a. Day Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Recreation Leader II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Co-workers and management are very supportive. Very friendly place to work. Government jobs are always excellent, though my experience has been as a seasonal worker (for over one year). As a seasonal, non-salaried employee, you have the ability to work overtime at special events or for other managers within the department for additional hours.

    You are permitted access to the city's gym, small, but adequate. The recreation department is a close knit group; even as a seasonal employee you will have the opportunity to meet many people at all levels of the organization. The city really is an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits as a seasonal employee. You get .50 cent raises for each summer you return, doesn't matter what your education or past experience has been. Difficult to move up or be hired for a full-time position within recreation for several reasons: 1. Recreation jobs for city government in general are difficult to find. 2. When you do find a job, especially in government, they usually have someone in mind to fill the position, but have to go through the hiring process to make it seem fair. 3. Nobody leaves their job! It's an excellent place to work...nobody moves!

    Advice to Management

    Hire supervisors who have current knowledge and understanding of the people they are supervising. This can be through internal hiring of people and moving them "up the chain." This is not to say current management/supervisors are not competent, but just future reference.


  10. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and time off

    Cons

    No movement possibilitys or understanding

    Advice to Management

    Needs work