City of Seattle "work life balance" Reviews | Glassdoor

City of Seattle Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 26 Aug 2019

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  • "Pay would be better in private sector (duh(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Legal Extern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at City of Seattle

    Pros

    Wonderful work/life balance. Interesting cases and projects. Collaborative work environment, but no micromanagement.

    Cons

    Busy workload so could be hard to pin supervisor down for feedback.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    City of Seattle2018-01-21
  2. "Work-"

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    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Seattle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance at the City is good.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is a huge hurdle as well as the influence of City politics.

    City of Seattle2019-08-26
  3. "Great benefits and place to work"

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    Former Employee - Victim Advocate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Hugely supportive program manager, work/life balance, retirement plan and starting wage was much higher than at community organizations

    Cons

    Bureaucracy made getting anything new or interesting done a slow and tedious process.

    City of Seattle2019-07-10
  4. "Temporary Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at City of Seattle for more than a year

    Pros

    Remote work and flextime are occasionally possible. Good work-life balance, so long as you let it go mentally when you go home.

    Cons

    Progress can be slow.

    Advice to Management

    Improve transparency.

    City of Seattle2019-05-31
  5. "Meter reader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at City of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, upper management is nice, good work life balance

    Cons

    Some things progress slow to get done, working outdoors in the weather during winter time.

    City of Seattle2018-11-07
  6. "system analyst"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Seattle

    Pros

    The city is trying hard to be inclusive and address hiring inequality, pay inequality and issues within the city and the structure of city government. Benefits are good. Work life balance is valued whether or not the area you are in recognizes the idea. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Sometimes the city can't get out of its own way. way too long of a probation period. way too high of a hiring bar considering what type of work you'll be doing.

    Advice to Management

    If you say you want people to succeed and you have a really long probation period, it's wise to stand behind the new hire and see that they succeed.

    City of Seattle2018-10-26
  7. "Senior Policy Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at City of Seattle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work life balance - Meaningful work, ability to impact city

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy - The City is behind in many ways including technology

    City of Seattle2018-08-22
  8. "Computer Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Ability to train other skills through out of class assignments.

    Cons

    Hard work goes unnoticed and promotion is driven by politics.

    City of Seattle2018-05-04
  9. "Positive"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at City of Seattle for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay, work / life balance

    Cons

    i don't have any negative as an intern

    City of Seattle2018-03-03
  10. "Great Opportnity"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Seattle for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people Good work life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes dry and repetitive Hard to move up/change roles

    City of Seattle2018-01-19
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