State of Washington Reviews

Updated Jan 9, 2021

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State of Washington Governor Jay Inslee (no image)
Jay Inslee
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits including generous vacation, tuition reimbursement and healthcare(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, lots of locations and opportunites(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay is not equal with those in the private sector for the responsibilities(in 11 reviews)

  • "Horrible supervisors and upper management(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "State Of Washington"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Steilacoom, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Health Benefits Overtime Schedule Retirement Pension

    Cons

    Base Salary is very low No bonus's No Company match on 401K Deferred Compensation

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  2. "Technology Leadership"

    3.0
    Current Employee - IT Director in Olympia, WA

    I have been working at State of Washington full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Unpredictable revenue and budgets make it difficult to proactively develop technology


  3. "Just okay"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - IT Resource Manager in Olympia, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Washington full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable environment as things rarely change.

    Cons

    Too much Red Tape to make real progress.

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  4. "Made a difference"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Washington full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In a long career with DSHS I felt good about helping families and children live better lives.

    Cons

    Like all large government agencies, sometimes needed changes take a long time.

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  5. "Nope"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Reviewer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Washington full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers and learning experience

    Cons

    Horrible supervisors and upper management

  6. "Not the best state agency to work for"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people that work there are wonderful.

    Cons

    Upper management are shady people who lie to the employees and nothing is done about it. The agency is all about taking taxpayers money any way they can.

  7. "A+"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Washington full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, job security, union

    Cons

    No merit-based raises or bonuses

  8. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Washington full-time

    Pros

    Steady, reasonable hours, benefits, vacation

    Cons

    Not as good as private wages

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  9. "Excellent workplace"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at State of Washington full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, people, workplace, schedule

    Cons

    There were no cons working here.

  10. "Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Washington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to work with troubled youth

    Cons

    Upper management only reads reports, and lacks visiting facilities by doing random checks. Facility Administrators have been in their position too long, hence out-dated practices for youth. Facilities are overall in terrible shape. Regional Administrators not holding others accountable and a significant lack of leadership in JRA.

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