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King County Housing Authority Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  1. "Selection process is odd, great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King County Housing Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing mission, awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Haven't seen any yet as I'm new


  2. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King County Housing Authority full-time

    Pros

    KCHA is a wonderful place to work. Employee's are dedicated to the mission. The company cares about employee's.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to solve issues due to bureaucracy.

  3. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Tukwila, WA

    I have been working at King County Housing Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to advance, redundant systems


  4. "Lean Management,too bad its not consistant!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good benefits, steady employment, top Housing Authority

    Cons

    The hiring practices are not consistent, if you are a kiss up even though positions are so-called ''open'' they pre-select folks making your interview process a complete waste of time! They are reluctant to change, lots of lip service.

    Advice to Management

    make the hiring process more fair and consistent and not so top heavy there are more Directors than a top fortune 100 company!


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Property Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Property Specialist in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Property Specialist in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at King County Housing Authority (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and working with tenants and applicants.

    Cons

    Have had dealings with poor management of employees

    Advice to Management

    Do not down play an employee or complain about or talk to employee as if they were a child and if you have a problem with employee take them aside in private instead of talking loud enough in front of other co-workers what problem you have. Very unprofessional.


  6. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Robust benefits and great work/life balance

    Cons

    Some department Management needs work;


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Construction Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Construction Coordinator in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Construction Coordinator in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at King County Housing Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great health benefits and a good number of paid holidays. They do a lot of positive capital improvements and are very good at weatherization upgrades.

    Cons

    Pervasive sex discrimination. Raises only through merit increases which are unfair. Management doesn't listen to complaints or make changes. A toxic work environment!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on gender equity, get rid of merit based salary increases and go to time based increases, have more effective complaint procedures and outcomes.

  8. "Construction Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Construction Coordinator in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Construction Coordinator in Tukwila, WA

    I worked at King County Housing Authority (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge housing authority excellent benefits, many initiatives being developed, generous pay scales, professional organization.

    Cons

    Due to funding models, HUD and some DOE, extremely rules driven, lots of resources used to make sure compliance is achieved and maintained.


  9. "Not your typical Housing Authority"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King County Housing Authority full-time

    Pros

    Upper Management Turnover has had positive impacts on the agency

    Values and Invests in employees (training opportunities, great benefits, employee recognition and awards, regular COLA and merit raises)

    Job Security with very few layoffs

    Important Mission

    Leader in the field of Affordable Housing

    Cons

    Communication across departments can be a challenge

    Lack of ownership over projects after implementation

    A few poor performing employees secure in their jobs bring down moral for many hard working employees (but that's Government).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on agency communication, and get the right people on the bus, and keep them on the bus.


  10. "Temporary Property Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA

    I worked at King County Housing Authority part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good systems easy to manage.

    Cons

    Could use more facilities for the demand of people in need of affordable housing.


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