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City of Renton Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. "Civil Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of Renton full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people, great manager

    Cons

    None comes to mind at this time


  2. "Nice place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Renton full-time

    Pros

    good pay, nice people, friendly and great benefits!

    Cons

    Not much room for advancements or promotions

    Advice to Management

    be nice to your staff

  3. "Decent pay and benefits- doesn't even out the cons."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dependable income and good medical benefits. Leave time is accrued and can be rolled over at the end of the year.

    Cons

    Worst leadership of any place I've ever worked. Mismanaged throughout multiple departments. Inclusive mission is not being met in many areas especially with women. Must work awful shifts, long hours, holidays and weekends for some.


  4. "Transportation Operations Intern"

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

    Pros

    Assignments were easy and you work at your own pace.

    Cons

    The pay may be lower than other places.


  5. "City Of Renton Park's Department Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Renton part-time

    Pros

    The job provided good pay and hours for a part-time job. There were also opportunities for overtime on occasion.

    Cons

    Job could be laborious at times, and was often very dull. Some of the trucks used for the job aren't in the best condition.

    Advice to Management

    I'd suggest management looked into upgrading some of the older equipment, since it can make what should be an easy job somewhat difficult.


  6. "Waste Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Renton full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, enjoy working outside

    Cons

    Can't really think of one.


  7. "Engineering Aide"

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

    Pros

    -Fantastic Boss!
    -Good work atmosphere
    -I became more organized.

    Cons

    -Only part time
    -Some physical labor
    -no benefits

    Advice to Management

    I think management is great.

  8. "Police Officer"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Renton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good place to learn the ropes of being a police officer

    Cons

    Smaller department where there are not as many opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Open up more specialties and hire more officers


  9. "Seasonal Worker's Review"

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    Former Employee - Parks Maintenance Crew Member in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Parks Maintenance Crew Member in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Renton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People there have been there for a long time, and they enjoy the work that they do. Management is very professional, and the work has little oversight. 50 cent raise each season you return, but that isn't saying much when you start at under 10$/hr. It's really hard to get fired.

    Cons

    They hire too many uncommitted part time workers, which drives the hourly wage down for those are there more often. Basically, the pay is at least 3$/hr lower than what they should be paying. The older full time maintenance employees (25+ year vets), hardly work at all except for the bare minimum for the week.

    Advice to Management

    Hire less part time workers who aren't committing to work full time during the summer, and bring the minimum wage up to a competitive level. This may weed out the derelicts that often get hired seasonally.


  10. "Firefighter"

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    Current Employee - Firefighter
    Current Employee - Firefighter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Renton full-time

    Pros

    Adequate benefits, facilities. Nice location.

    Cons

    Minimally interested in employee development and overall satisfaction; typical of government jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Teach middle management how to manage, take care of, and develop front-line employees.


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