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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of Trust creates busy work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sound Transit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits package are good here.

    Cons

    upper management is comprised of mostly 'old school' thinking individuals whose mantra is ' that's not the way we do it here'

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what the main issues are causing lack of trust and lack of communication between departments. This comes up every year on the employee survey, but workers continue being asked to do tasks / processes that are not value-added tasks. Many of these tasks only exist because of the lack of trust between department heads. Also, get rid of old school thinking. Begin using technology where applicable to complete tasks.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sound Transit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart down to earth people, flexible work environment, great benefits (agency matches 401 contributions from employee up to a certain amount)

    Cons

    Agency needs stronger leadership/more skills management at all levels to resolve longtime performance problems among employees. Managers don't have the skills to bridge turf wars; department-to-department conflicts go on too long without effective & timely resolution.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct one-on-one confidential reviews by department with enough employees to get a read on where the problems are; commit to working with each manager & executive director to put together a plan for fixing longtime problems.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "sound transit, conservative environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sound Transit (More than a year)

    Pros

    reasonable salary...some good professionals work there..large projects to work on. good benefits.

    Cons

    very conservative environment for such a young organization...too rigid, some robotic management....takes too long to get things done and buy off from too many people.
    stifles creativity.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Expect little support as new employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sound Transit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free Orca card; employees in my division were friendly

    Cons

    Little to no training; chaotic environment; overall cold/unfriendly employees

    Advice to Management

    Establish thorough employee orientation training program before new employees are expected to produce; reality of culture and values does not reflect what upper management portrays


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Bad management in IT and Finance. HR assistance with employees problems is nonexistent."

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's nice to be part of an agency that is working towards improving traffic issues in the region. There were a lot of good people that tried to make it an enjoyable place to work. The agency kept employees up to date on the projects Sound Transit was involved in.

    Cons

    Management in IT and Finance was very lacking in leadership skills. When problems developed they blamed staff for their lack of management abilities. Even when they were blatant lies. Some employees had serious behavioral issues which management and HR ignored and refused to be involved with. It was a very dysfuntional place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that are qualified to do the job.


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