Port of Seattle Reviews

Updated Aug 29, 2020

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4.0
87%
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Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck (no image)
Steve Metruck
5 Ratings
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  • "slow at times(in 3 reviews)

  • "Management is a very much a "good old boys" club, woman and minorities are seriously under-represented in upper level positions(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great organization"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Port of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Total rewards, development opportunities, and great work-life balance

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are limited

  2. "No Place Is Utopia..."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pension, Telework, Flexible Work Hours, Active ERGs

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, Pay-for-Performance (under COLA), Benefit Plans

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  3. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Ledger Accountant III in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good coworkers. Diversity of people welcome. Good benefits and competitive salaries. There is a real effort by upper management to "Walk the Talk" in terms of equity and inclusion. Employment longevity is valued and there is a lot of support for employees to transfer internally to grow their careers.

    Cons

    There is such a diversity of cultural backgrounds, types of jobs and work locations that employees need to be very flexible.

  4. "Great workplace!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Port of Seattle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible, innovative, ethical mission, good staff

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  5. "Job is fine, pay+benefits are great"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Service Desk Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Overall package of pay+benefits is reallly good. Pay is well above market and includes retirement. Port finances seem strong and continue to grow.

    Cons

    It's governement, so everything moves really slow and politics suck.

  6. "Great Place, Great Benefits"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Police Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Port of Seattle Police Department is a great place to work with how we have the ability to workout on-duty, retirement medical, pay is great, and the schedule is great for the home life.

    Cons

    Holiday bank is now accrued as you go, which has made it difficult to plan for vacations as you now have to calculate how much you will have at a certain time. It would be nice to go back to a system where you can have the time added in January and July as before. This makes it easier to plan vacations, whereas now four of the days you would accrue are done so late in the year around December. Might seem like a small issue, though to people who use vacation every year and factor in this bank to vacation planning, it can have a big impact on family.

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  7. "Construction support specialist"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Port of Seattle part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, easy job, learn new things daily, networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Schedule is by seniority Part time hire, but full time hours most of the time Issues between department management leaders or directors, causes the hiring manager to pass over qualified lower level staff applying for open positions internally.

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  8. "Mixed Feelings"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Marine Maintenance Laborer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Port of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, Great benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership, lack of vision

  9. "Excellent experience, great culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Serving the public, education and promotion are encouraged, great benefits, get to work on Elliott Bay, actively changing leadership culture

    Cons

    Had to change leadership culture

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  10. "Location, Location, Location"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some fantastic work groups with many opportunities to learn and grow. Also, the work we do supports our community

    Cons

    Promotions/moving up in the company isn't as transparent/accessible to all.

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