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"Stable"

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Former Intern - Financial Intern in Seattle, WA
Former Intern - Financial Intern in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at City of Seattle as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Definitely a stable job with great pay. Would have stayed much longer if not for other life factors.
The culture is more conservative, with less room for innovation.
Because it is large, there was a lot of paperwork involved and different procedures to follow.

Cons

Technology can be old. Was using a very old copy of Windows and not as fast paced as I would have liked.
The rigid structure could be suffocating but that is expected in any organization this large.

Advice to Management

Great.

Other Employee Reviews for City of Seattle

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good Place TO Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    good working environment, great benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, employee needs to look at succession planning.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for diversity and a secure future"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Seattle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for the City of Seattle can provide you with a very good salary and a good retirement if you can manage to bypass the frequent budget cuts. I found that there is a great mix of people from so many backgrounds and often, very friendly office environments. And if you have the right manager, you will be able to work on projects outside your title and class and may be moved along for promotions.

    Cons

    You really need a manager you are in sync with to move upward in the City. If you don't have this, it can be difficult to move ahead or out of a specific title.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside of the box and cross train employees so that they have more opportunities to move ahead.

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