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City of Seattle Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated Dec 14, 2020

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58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Help community, good work life balance(in 43 reviews)

  • "Great job great people great benefits(in 43 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The pay has not kept up with similar jobs in the private sector(in 7 reviews)

  • "In general, upper management seems only to care about their politics rather than the well being of the staff(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Sfd

      Feb 9, 2020 - Firefighter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great job great people great benefits

      Cons

      I love everything about this job

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Organization

      Dec 14, 2020 - Administrative Spec III 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits. Room to grow.

      Cons

      Highly political. Some people have turned bitter in their rolls.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialist

      Oct 28, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, great co-workers. Great work and life balance. People who worked in my department were public servants and wanted to do good work.

      Cons

      Very political place. Hard to get things done when you have to work within the confinement of politics and sometimes you felt the positive impact was minimal. The growth opportunities felt out of reach.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer

      Nov 25, 2019 - Legislative Aide 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The City is a great place to work. They have great benefits and support employees.

      Cons

      Working as a legislative aide is very dependent on who your boss. I've loved my boss, but the role changes a lot based on who you work for.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      City Cop

      Nov 20, 2019 - Police Officer 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible Schedule (sometimes) and great benefits/retirement. Will be out of here at 53 with about 120k a year in pension

      Cons

      Over-management of political appointees, short staffed, long hours of overtime to make over 150k a year.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      okay work

      Dec 27, 2019 - Dispatcher I 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, lots of opportunity for OT, great benefits

      Cons

      No work-life balance. Tons of mandatory OT. Shift work hours

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    7. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      I am more of an Sr. SDET, however the drop down does not have that Job Title :)

      Aug 27, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Multicultural atmosphere, great benefits if you are an employee...

      Cons

      Too much politics involved + union stuff... rigid practices

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Accounting tect 111

      Apr 29, 2019 - Accounting Tect 111 in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits good way to build a successful career

      Cons

      Want to work closer to home

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    9. 4.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Customer Service

      May 1, 2019 - Customer Service Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are great for individuals

      Cons

      Being a temp is difficult

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good, but slow

      May 21, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great Benefits and retirement plan. - Great people throughout organization

      Cons

      - Change is slow. - Challenges with upward mobility.

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