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  • "Great Benefits and retirement plan.(in 106 reviews)
  • "There are loads of resources if you seek them out and the pay is very good.(in 54 reviews)
  • "Some great people to work with (usually the individual contributors) and it's interesting to see how a city operates.(in 39 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is great and you never have to talk your work home with you.(in 30 reviews)
  • "Good work environment, Cutting edge Technology(in 14 reviews)
  • "Management has no commitment to stick around to see the damage of their poor decisions.(in 27 reviews)
  • "FAS has poor leadership starting at the very top trickling down to the lower managers.(in 15 reviews)
  • "Those managers have hired managers who are also not good managers because they themselves are not good managers.(in 14 reviews)
  • "Bad Culture(in 10 reviews)
  • "After minimal training they give you a headset and put you on the phones.(in 8 reviews)

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Found 549 of over 674 reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Sep 16, 2023
      Information Technology
      Current Employee
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Salary is great. Backed by union.


      Takes forever to get things approved

      1. 4.0
        Sep 18, 2023
        Legal Assistant
        Current Employee
        Seattle, WA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Very pleasant benefits for working


        They work for the state

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      City of Seattle has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 674 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at City of Seattle to a friend and 48% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, City of Seattle employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at City of Seattle. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      65% of City of Seattle employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated City of Seattle 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at City of Seattle to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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