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Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani
Tay Yoshitani
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free parking and all access to the airport(in 8 reviews)

  • "Amazing, super friendly people; great benefits; they really want you to get the most out of your experience(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 2 reviews)

  • "CEO seems detached from the organization, which leaves management confused and timid about innovation since no one is sure whether the CEO will approve(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "College Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Port of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment Positive experience to speak with employees at all levels and in all departments. Many opportunities to learn about the maritime industry and experience the port's reach as it involves the Seattle community

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

  2. "Location, Location, Location"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

  3. "Sr Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great mission for the PNW

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy. Continuously changing leadership.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They treat people with respect and largely focus on public service.

    Cons

    Leadership is elected, so is subject to the whims of public vote. As a result, they're not terribly consistent and don't necessarily apply best practices in the same way that a profit-driven company would.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Port of Seattle full-time

    Pros

    The people and the opportunities

    Cons

    Management and accountability of problem employees

    Advice to Management

    listen to employee, not just managers

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Professional Engineers RUN AWAY!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Port of Seattle for more than 2 years

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    A rubber stamp is required to work here. If you are a PE, you know what I mean. Most of the staff do not have licenses, and some of the staff have even had their licenses revoked. You will be asked to sign off on work of employees that are not competent, and if refuse, they will fabricate a reason to fire you for cause. The management is unethical, and their business practices are shady. If you want to keep your license,...

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    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair. The majority of you never leave your office out of fear of the employees you're supposed to manage and are unwilling to stand up for the professional integrity of the license that many of yourselves hold. Asking PEs to sign off on the work of employees that are deemed incapable or unethical is illegal under the WAC. Look it yourselves. Cowards, the whole lot of you.

  7. "Quiet Place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time

      Pros

      Not super work heavy. Slow paced with good atmosphere

      Cons

      Sometimes too slow, very political, lots of process

    • "Experience the Port"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      The Port is a public agency unlike any other, operating SeaTac Airport and seaport properties, you get exposure to many environments and a broad range of opportunities. Many opportunities to be engaged and to learn. An exciting and unique place to work, where people are genuinely happy to help one another. Emphasis on health and safety, nice gyms onsite.

      Cons

      Needs improvements to onboarding process.

      Advice to Management

      Support development.

    • "Airport transit Operations Bus Driver"

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      Current Employee - Airport Transit Operations Bus Driver in SeaTac, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great company and benefits. Has room for movement. Good team work between everyone. Free parking and all access to the airport

      Cons

      There are no cons at this time. Other than slow movement around the office because no one wants to retire.

    • "Excellent potential"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Port of Seattle full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      One of the fastest growing airports in the country

      Cons

      bureaucracy can sometimes get in the way

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