King County Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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3.6
72%
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77%
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King County King County Executive Dow Constantine
Dow Constantine
110 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits - the healthcare is probably the best in the region(in 48 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and support from management(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, very political office(in 6 reviews)

  • "Very old school approach to problem solving (e(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good people doing good work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business and Finance Officer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at King County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, equity in pay, and generally meaningful work

    Cons

    Some units have entrenched bureaucracy that can make it slow to get things done

  2. "I’m a conqueror, I strive in being the best at what I do. Team work makes dream work."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Covid-19 Contact Tracer 

    I have been working at King County full-time

    Pros

    Working for a great state while assisting in the safety of our population is a honor.

    Cons

    There are no challenges that I know of.

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  3. "fun place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor in Kissimmee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King County full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours to work in

    Cons

    No benefits or future promo

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  4. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at King County full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Working in downtown Seattle not so pleasant

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Watchout for the Hiring Authority responsible for you"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Information Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King County full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits, and great company culture in the sense of ideology they promote.

    Cons

    Individual Supervisors can be very different from person to person and some not well versed in company goals and methods of achieving them therefore not promoting or even hurting their initiatives.

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  6. "Horrible"

    1.0
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Student in Palm Springs, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at King County full-time

    Pros

    Benefits package was great; got a surgery and braces.

    Cons

    Scrutinized everyday by management. Management did nothing while I did all the customer service. Just rude people to deal with.

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  7. "Great place to work, good pay and benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator Consultant II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compassinate organization, great co-workers

    Cons

    Commute time, some hiring can be biased

  8. "King County Dept of Public Defense"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Public Defender in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated colleagues. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Heavy work load. Difficult clients.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Think about it hard if you're considing working @ KC"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King County full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits even for part time, predictable work flow, some teams dedicated to community and making a difference in the county.

    Cons

    Working weekends for several months for CAFR preparation, takes over your life for half the year. Little chance of advancement unless you leave for another position. Bitter long term employees. My Story: Hired as senior accountant , FTE in Dept of Exec Services. Performance Review and everything good until hiring manager took temp position in another group, Interim manager took over, put me on a performance plan and documented each week review. The interim manager convinced senior management to extend my probation to 9 months, dismissed at end of probation, no severance, just get your things and leave. Would really recommend not giving up your current job if you're even reasonably happy where you are. Doubt you would find the work rewarding in Finance, Dept of Executive Services

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  10. "Lots of Opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner III 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at King County full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The County has tons of different positions, so you could stay here for years and have a wide range of career opportunities. Executive Constantine has a really meaningful agenda, and there are jobs within the County to back up all of these agendas. Great benefits - the healthcare is probably the best in the region.

    Cons

    Managers are not incentivized to grow their staff - if you want to grow within the County you have to leave your position for a different one. Most managers are not great with growing their staff.

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