CONSTRUCTION SAFETY MANAGER (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 1, 2017
Government entity that provided good benefits and growth opportunity. Recognized the risk associated with construction at airports and the importance of having a Construction Safety Office. Good overall life/work balance. Predictable days without a lot of unforeseen challenges.
Aviation Security Agent (Current Employee) – SeaTac, WA – April 26, 2017
The pay is usually good, but the work environment is slow paced and extremely bureaucratic. Promotions are not entirely based on merit and the most of the the employees are older and set in their ways. It's not awful, but there are better options.
Good place to work management a bit too political for me.
Desktop Support Engineer (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 21, 2017
Manager is very flexible as far as accommodating me after having a child. I have learned skills from my fellow co-workers that help me fix issues users are having with computers. For me the hardest part of the job is delivering equipment to users in a timely manner and installing proprietary software that doesn't always work with new operating systems.
I enjoy the variety of people I meet and get to help,and enjoy the satisfaction when I figure out a computer issue for a user who is having trouble.
Patrol officer working in a seaport and airport enviroment
Police Officer (Former Employee) – SeaTac, WA – April 18, 2017
As a patrol officer I responded to dispatched calls and assisted the public at all owned and operated facilities at the airport and seaport. The seaport jurisdiction included Shilshole Bay Marina in Ballard, Terminal 91, and Pier 69 on the Seattle Waterfront.
Aviation Project Manager 4 (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 30, 2017
I worked for the Port for 18 years. It is very easy to stay there as there is little concern for job security. But compensation is low and job satisfaction is moderate. There is a Port culture that is very hard to understand and deal with. It can be very passive aggressive.
Bus Driver (Current Employee) – SeaTac, WA 98188 – August 26, 2016
the ATO is a good place to be. pay could be better but overall not to bad of a place with the co workers driving city buses for the airport transit operations. between the lower drive of seatac and the rental car facility
great co workers
pay is way less than any other city bus driving job
On-Call Parking Services & Revenue Representative (Former Employee) – SeaTac, WA – March 30, 2016
Work is easy, enjoyable with good, great co-workers. Learned that in order to survive you have to be on managements good side and it seems everyone is out to get you. A lot of micromanage by management, it's who you know and not what you know. The hardest part of the job is the hours since it's a 24 hour facility and you get called in a lot
Administrative Assistant - Police Department (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 21, 2015
Good workplace with opportunity for career advancement and educational opportunities within the Port as well as college tuition reimbursement. Administrative and Organizational support to Chief, Deputy Chief and Manager of police department. Confidentiality, organization, respect, and communication skills very important. Enjoyed working with others in a responsible position while still having time to attend college in the evenings. Position for me was to support myself while attending college as well as working in a public organization with career advancement available. Enjoyed diverse work environment with fellow employees as well as airport customers and other Port departments. Hardest part of job was being the only non-union administrative staff member and watching that my duties did not overstep those of union support staff. At beginning I was an oddity as the Chief never had an administrative assistant and some staff members were interested in the position but were not eligible due to their union affiliation.
location(free parking), advancement opportunities, educational opportunities, Port employees responsible and work between departments friendly and responslble. Work hours fixed.
Administrative Assistant, Commercial Strategy (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 28, 2014
I was the primary administrative assistant for the Commercial Strategy group; a VP, Director and 5 staff members. I enjoyed working with other administrative staff who trained me and supported me.The Commercial Strategy staff were nice to work with and easy to support. The hardest part of the job was the coldness of the department management and their lack of professional leadership skills. It was stressful to work "under" such a negative environment. Other departments at the Port of Seattle seemed to have more skilled management and happier staff. I learned that your management can determine whether you will be able to perform to your best ability. If management is cold and will not communicate, it is nearly impossible to be successful.
Beautiful workplace on waterfront in Seattle, helpful and friendly co-workers
Some managers lack leadership skills, cold and unfriendly management
Definitely a productive and positive place to work.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 18, 2014
A typical day at work with the Port of Seattle was exciting and new everyday. I learned how to use to radio with all it's codes to assist with all request of and duties using this system. I also learned the functions of all trades used to maintain the Port and Pier (Properties they maintenance). The management here were the most caring and helpful I've come across. It's really a team while working with this company. The co-workers have a serious job to perform and do this while maintaining a smile on their faces. Very polite and a joy to be around. The hardest part of this job was fighting traffic to get there. I absolutely loved working here and giving my helping hand to assist with the process of Marine Maintenance!
SEAPORT ENGINEERING INTERN (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 20, 2014
So thankful to have had the experience of this internship because of all of the construction elements, mitigation, and hands-on construction I was exposed to. Required urgent decision making and problem solving.
Work Planner/ Coordinator (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 17, 2013
As one of the nation's largest international airports things never got boring. There was always so much going on and so many people coming in and out. Management was approachable and really willing to listen. Co-workers were great and made me feel like a member of the team right from the get go. Hardest part of the job was that it's a fairly large bureaucracy, and sometimes things progressed slowly as they moved through the various levels of the organization. Most enjoyable part of the job was watching the planes come and go and knowing that I helped accomplish that for the customer in my small way.
onsite gym, education benefits, professional development opportunities