Seattle Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Seattle University "SU" is a private Jesuit university in Seattle, Washington. SU is the largest independent university in the Northwestern United States, with over 7,500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.

Back on May 2016 a College Senior wrote a brief review about SU, posted by Niche: This school doesn't care about their faculty or students.

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Seattle Votes Campaign Worker (Former Employee) says

"This was a volunteer position. I distributed surveys to refugees/immigrants to measure civic engagement. Besides getting printed surveys, there was no real "job experience". But I felt good doing something productive and important for City of Seattle research."

Sr. Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) says

"There is a culture of bullying and corruption throughout the organization. I've never seen anything like it in a professional atmosphere. From clandestine affairs between supervisors and subordinates to triangulation and manipulation. I've seen it all and I'm glad I'm out!"

Systems Analyst (Current Employee) says

"go to work, be degraded. Those who have no pride in their work are not disciplined. those who have pride in their work are not allowed to move up. management is chosen by inept managers based on race and sexuality and not skills. Cons: everything else"

Security Officer (Former Employee) says

"took them 8 months to finally interview 7 canidates and they didnt hire one person. HR, and management is a joke. Pay is great, but you have to deal with all of Seattles homeless population. Cons: Management"

Strategic Advisor/Research Analyst (Former Employee) says

"This is not a government working for its people. It is a mix of activists trying to push their agendas as public servants, elected officials acting as executives that cannot make business decisions that work against their own self-preservation, and unqualified managers that have worked their way up through the system without proper education for their executive roles. Cons: You will eventually become what you despise the longer you stay there."

IT Systems Analyst (Current Employee) says

"If you value a progressive work environment that's organized, fair, and unbiased this is not the place for you. Favors are rampant, objectivity is nil. Relationships and allegiances are fleeting. Hard work is not recognized or appreciated. This a very strange place to work."

Confidential (Former Employee) says

"Not a very good place to work. Too many changes and not enough trained managers to manage the staff properly. If you want to get ahead, you have to leave"

Field Technician (Former Employee) says

"The worst people to work with. Mangers encourage workplace fighting for their entertainment. Co-workers openly cry at desk. A great place for serial killers to excel"

Utility Account Representative (Former Employee) says

"A typical day at work would involve micromanagement of employees whose work time is scrutinized over phrases said or not said to the customer without regard to the needs of the customers and the thoroughness of the problem/concern with regard to the phone call. Employees ratings are based on timeliness and key words/phrases/credentials graded during the course of the call. Long waits and poor knowledge base from employees cause customers to call back multiple times, sometimes 5 or more to take care of the same problem. Customers who don't understand the process are seen as troublemakers and often hung up on are not properly helped. Cons: micromanagement, career growth"

Senior Technical Writer (Former Employee) says

"Being the only technical writer in the City was a joke. Management doesnt get content management, and its pretty evident once you navigate the intranet sites - Content dating back to 2006, no SEO whatsoever, very immature business processes. Cons: Clueless management; vindictive do nothings; Zero creativity. Boring people; dead end tasks"

Administrative Support (Former Employee) says

"By far the worst place I have worked. I only stayed as long as I did because of the medical benefits. People are rude, disrespectful and micro manage to the point no one can talk to direct reports without the manager being there so they can record what people are requesting. Management required to know where you were even if you were making copies or going to the bathroom for a couple of mins. But was unable to handle any unexpected work to the point where the manager had a breakdown at work and freaked out and left because of a last min request. Director was just as inappropriate letting workers *( on many occasions) watch Sounders games in the meeting rooms during work hours. The director also often spoke about her support of abortion in work meetings and how they thought a person who had many of them was a great person. The entire OFE department was like this. Cons: Micro manage, very rude people, intolerant"

Cashier/Account Tech II (Former Employee) says

"I worked here for many years and never advanced because I refused to kiss the butts of my managers (saying this lightly). After three years, I applied for a promotion - And they gave it to a temp that they just hired two months prior! Why?? Was she better qualified? Nope! 'Cause she kissed the butt of the immediate supervisor and treated him to lunch everyday. Or maybe (not being racist here) because she was Asian and all the managers at the time were Asian?? Cons: Managers who don't stand by your side and backstabbing coworkers"

Peoplesoft Functional Consultant (Former Employee) says

"I was a consultant. Not really appropriate in my opinion to be forced to provide a review. I was not an employee and my observations would not be valid for people wanting to know what it was like working there."

Administrative Specialist II (Current Employee) says

"Provided excellent customer service, answered heavy volume of calls each day, maintained defendant data, set hearings, take credit card payments, hardest part of the job is never ending incoming calls in the call center, the enjoyable part of my job is making customers happy and meet their needs, I enjoy working as a team player with my co workers we all worked together in a positive manner, I have learned to deal with irrate customer and learned to be patient with defendants from all walks of life. At the end of the day I feel that I accomplished alot and made our customers happy. Cons: never ending work"

Mental Health Counselor/Case Manager (Former Employee) says

"The job was rewarding. However, as happens with many companies who make leadership changes, the end results are variable for workers. The job duties of this position took a sharp turn partly due to the economic climate and restrictions imposed by state legislation. I felt my job duties were difficult to manage due to the switch of emphasis of serving our needy and most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled who had little income and support systems. This service was not maneageble due to the constant changes and increasing state legislated systems reporting. The frequent shifts in leadership direction, and lack of information afforded our clients was difficult to face. I chose to transition from this job as I was ready to again meet the challenge of working within my field of expertise and applying my ethical standards of practice."

Manager (Current Employee) says

"Poor behavior overwhelming tolerated by the City because they don’t want to be sued.Managers have no rights Because they aren’t represented /poor pay Cons: None"

Account Clerk (Former Employee) says

"Stressful and cut throat. Thats all I can say positive about this place. If you know about politics, apply it here. Co workers act nice but stab you in the back. Beware."

Web Application Developer/Software Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Stepping stone"

Information Technology (Current Employee) says

"Functional managers are great but the others are out of touch with reality and fail to recognize real successes and failures. The heroics of a few people keep everything going. Political whims create constant roller coasters; priorities shift weekly/daily and it is not efficient or sustainable. Cons: Zero work/life balance; CTO is out of touch"

Utilities Account Representative (Current Employee) says

"The micromanagement makes it hard for you to get personalized with the customer while encourage you to get positive surveys (quite contradicting expectations). Supervisors are not supportive and scrutinized you when you makes mistakes using the excuse that they want to help you to become better. Co-workers are nice but supervisor always blame employees"

Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Generalist says

"I worked at City of Seattle full-time for more than 3 years Cons: You may end up reporting to someone who doesn't have even a tenth of your qualifications."

Current Employee - Engineer says

"I have been working at City of Seattle full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Terrible utility, at least 20 years behind industry. Lead be incompetent officer/ceo. They hire a person from Kansas and he's just worthless. I think they pay him to look good is all, does nothing and I'm not sure if he knows anything either. POS"

Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner says

"I have been working at City of Seattle full-time for more than a year Cons: Bad Culture Toxic Environment Racial implicit Bias Dated Practices"

Current Employee - Administrative Assistant says

"I have been working at City of Seattle full-time for more than 3 years Cons: For a booming tech city like Seattle, COS is lightyears BEHIND in their technology usage. IT policies are ridiculous - office managers do not even have the ability to add a printer to a pc for an employee that is in the office. IT tickets take weeks to months to be addressed, even with things as simple as adding a printer or obtaining city standard hardware. Harassment is rampant and goes unaddressed at every turn. Unions are useless to help employees and slow to offer support despite employees paying for their service. Little to no opportunity for growth; COS offers some development courses but they are only allowed if manager permits. The entire city is understaffed, overworked, and inefficient processes continue to stay in place because leadership and long-tenured employees outright refuse to implement change. COS claims to care about RSJI but doesn't require the courses and managers often disallow staff to attend on their own."

Former Employee - Marketing Manager says

"I worked at City of Seattle full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Most toxic workplace I've ever worked at. Management is not held accountable for deplorable behavior. People are managers who shouldn't be and they can't be touched either because of unions or the process to get someone out is too long and ridiculous people don't bother. No team environment; When I asked for help I was told "that's not in my job description" more than once. HR wants to have a good culture and working environment but impossible when most people there just warm their seat for a paycheck. So much is swept under the rug. Forget growth, people are too petty to help each other grow and management didn't care, it was all about themselves."

Current Employee - SA II says

"I have been working at City of Seattle full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Everything else: workplace culture, the opportunity for advancement, etc."

Current Employee - Manager says

"I have been working at City of Seattle full-time Cons: HR is terrible and wasteful."

Former Employee - Administrative Assistant says

"I worked at City of Seattle part-time for more than a year Cons: Catty environment. People are all out to get one another. No one is honest. Watch your back."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at City of Seattle full-time Cons: very political, top heavy, workforce entitlement"

Former Employee - IT Project Manager says

"I worked at City of Seattle full-time for less than a year Cons: I left an executive position behind because I was mislead about the position. I later found out they lied and every project was on fire beyond rescue, when they told me they were great. Was told a promotion would happen right away. Turns out all the other new hires were told the same thing and none of it was true... The management in IT was junior at best. The IT consolidation was a disaster. I found a lot of the managers were hired with no previous experience for their roles by friends and family. They key to moving up here is to outlast everyone. In 20 years, you can be a Director. Mind you the people with talent will make executive for far more pay in far less time and will actually earn it on merit. HR is mediocre. Protects lazy and bad behavior such as peers yelling and practically challenging each other to fight, etc. No accountability whatsoever. Long time employees can do whatever they want without any repercussions, they are Royalty protected by HR. Waste of tax payer dollars."

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