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"Could be one of the best utilities if..."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Chief Advisor in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Chief Advisor in Seattle, WA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Employee pride
Great benefits
Learning opportunities

Cons

Politics
Bureaucracy
Inefficient work processes
Slow pace of many old time employees with the sense of entitlement
Too much union influence

Advice to Management

Need more independence from the City bureaucracy and budget

Other Employee Reviews for City of Seattle

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A place to hang your hat"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits; conveniently located in Downtown Seattle, and in a high rise building with great view of lakes and mountains.

    Cons

    Stagnation and lack of promotions; no job prospects; lack of camraderie between coworkers, one-upmanship. Top level doesn't mix with bottom level, cliquish and lazy workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your pedestal and treat subordinates like peers not like servants to your needs. Under new Mayor, McGinn?? Will see, but cannot say "you haven't seen nothing yet" in a positive way.


  2. "Easy Street."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Energy Management Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Energy Management Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting assignments and face-to-face interactions with customers.

    Cons

    Too many people complacent with mediocrity.

    Advice to Management

    Get the budget straight!

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