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Updated Jul 18, 2022

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Found 109 of over 149 reviews
3.9
67% Recommend to a Friend
83% Approve of CEO

Found 109 of over 149 reviews

3.9
67%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck (no image)
Steve Metruck
21 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great benefits, and accomodates very well for reservists and national guard.(in 18 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with.(in 15 reviews)
  • "The pay is good and work is stable.(in 11 reviews)
  • "There is generally a good work/life balance.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Kind and helpful employees(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Middle of the road government agency with some culture problems

    Jul 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent job security, state pension

    Cons

    A culture of complacency, leadership getting fired, an org that loses lawsuits because of bad ethics and incompetence

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Trying… but not there

    May 31, 2022 - Program Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great hard working co workers, pockets of opportunity, great benefits

    Cons

    Pay equity is not there (you can make far more doing the same job. HR dept is terrible. The ppl who decide compensation make decisions without regard for getting and keeping talent.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    May 18, 2022 - Electrician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    consistent employment with good conditions

    Cons

    plenty of beurocracy and politics

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Vaccine mandate

    May 3, 2022 - Hourly Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    PTO was good. Pay was decent.

    Cons

    Fired me for not being vaccinated. No chance to explain. Immediately denied my exemption.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent pay and benefits

    Apr 29, 2022 - IT Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Retirement, pension, good pay, remote work

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great pay and growth opportunities

    Apr 23, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay. Development opportunities. Flexible. WFH

    Cons

    Slow. Red tape. Bureaucracy. A lot stuck in old ways.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work!

    Apr 20, 2022 - Accounts Payable Lead in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, culture, flexibility, and training opportunities. Lots of interesting events. Free airport parking. Free garage parking.

    Cons

    Having to wait for the train to pass when walking to and from the parking garage. Parking is not close. Commute.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Ok place to work

    Apr 20, 2022 - IT Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great co workers, great place to learn due to the many type of technologies available for you to touch

    Cons

    None at all for right now

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Ok

    Apr 11, 2022 - Contract Administrator in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The Pay is pretty high

    Cons

    Government is slow and full of beaurocracy

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Excellent place to work

    Mar 25, 2022 - Design Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent community and values at the Port. This makes it relatively easy to work here for an extended period of time without burnout. Also, the breadth of projects between the Seaport and Airport makes for a good environment for engineers who prefer regular exposure to new design challenges.

    Cons

    Not the same niche experience you will get at most consulting firms. Also, engineers get fairly limited exposure to direct design on high-profile projects, tending to serve in more of a review capacity on large projects as the in-house group is relatively small.

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Port of Seattle Reviews FAQs

Port of Seattle has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 149 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Port of Seattle to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Port of Seattle employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Port of Seattle. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

67% of Port of Seattle employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Port of Seattle 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Port of Seattle to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, senior leadership, management.

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