City of Seattle Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Sep 21, 2020

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

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  • "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 5 years

      Seattle Center as a positive employment experience

      Sep 21, 2020 - Senior Event Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Seattle Center (a department within the City of Seattle) is a great place to work. It's truly one of the most diverse places I've ever worked, and many of our coworkers have a can-do attitude regarding the events we host on our campus. I have also felt free to share my opinions and viewpoints under multiple managers. Management is also good at sharing kudos with staff frequently, and the executive director is honest and forthright with information.

      Cons

      Sometimes it feels like there's a disconnect between the Monday-Friday 9-5 office teams, and those of us who are in the events division. That disconnect can sometimes also show itself between upper management and employees who are more "on the ground" dealing with the day-to-day operations of Seattle Center.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Intern

      Nice Place

      Jan 22, 2016 - Anonymous Intern 
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      Pros

      This review is for "Seattle City Light", not the "City of Seattle". Overall, I really enjoyed the flexible working hours and laid back environment. Most people at my office were quite friendly, and there was a good work life balance. The intern director was quite capable and organized many activities and trips as well as meetings with upper-management.

      Cons

      There was a lot of office politics and nasty rumors going around on upper management, it was hard for people to be fired so lots of personnel issues remain unresolved, apparently there were a lot of people that hated each other.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      IT Professional-Human Servics

      Jan 9, 2016 - IT Professional in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      HSD IT is small team just supporting HSD IT needs.

      Cons

      Developing for large group that are rarely "computer" people. Lots of upper management churn. If application is financed by a grant the project may just end if grant ends. Mainly only develop us MS tools.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Leadership is lacking

      Aug 2, 2017 - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Flexibility in scheduling, great benefits, many peers with public interest goals, decent pay. Great entry-level employer. Great city and great location

      Cons

      IT consolidation has been a nightmare. In general, upper management seems only to care about their politics rather than the well being of the staff

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Building inspector

      Nov 17, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule, vacation time, holiday time, sick leave, family medical leave. Autonomy in job duties, nice coworkers.

      Cons

      Politics sometimes make this a difficult job. Lack of trust from upper management makes for a toxic envirinment

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall, ok place to work

      Aug 25, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Good co-workers, committed to service for others. Staff work hard and develop own internal group support systems

      Cons

      Upper management talks about transparent leadership but doesn't practice it. Leadership has become oppressive and reactionary, utilizing ridicule as motivation. Doesn't work!

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      IT Department

      Dec 27, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Working Downtown. Free bus pass. Pension when you retire.

      Cons

      Not enough work to keep you busy. Upper management doesn't delegate, nor do they trust the staff to do the job. Low level managers treat staff unfairly and play favorites. Career growth is non-existent. Inability to work remotely. Excessive paper waste as everything is printed. The Crosscut article was accurate.

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