Well K.E.P.T. Supervisor (seasonal) (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – September 18, 2018
Bellevue is a good organization. Pay and benefits are good, and managers care about their employees. CoB generally prefers to hire from within, so there are good chances for career development. Main downside is Parks department has internal flaws, such as poor communication and being behind regional restoration standards.
IT Department (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – June 28, 2018
Finishing up my second year in IT in Bellevue and overall it’s been a great experience. There is always more work than time to do it, and all the teams here work hard. That said, fun, dedicated coworkers help a lot. Management is supportive of staff and easy to talk to.
Systems Analyst II (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – June 11, 2018
On a whole the organization is fantastic and strives to provide the best support and service to the citizens of the City of Bellevue. In the IT department there is a strong focus on job skill development; however, while being encouraged to contribute new ideas and innovations, some management have a difficult time allowing employees to balance work vs. innovation on their own terms. They tend to have an idea of what an employee should be and try to mold them to fit that idea without trying to work with the individual talents the employee brings. There is also a large focus on collaboration and the entire organization provides and ecellent work-life balance, and while management seems open and willing to help individuals succeed, it is usually on their own idea of what success looks like.
Great work-life balance, pension, Employee Resource Groups, collaborative enbironment
Some managers are not sensitive to employee feedback, very meeting heavy, workload balance is very one-sided
IT Manager (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – March 28, 2018
Applied online. Hiring manager contacted me to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview with hiring manager followed with in-person interview with the team. Red ALERT: Manager was part of the interview process with the team where I could tell that they were holding back on giving straightforward answer. As a candidate, you could ask if you can talk to the team alone when you sense that there could be a morale issue. I sensed it but I ignored it. Needless to say, I ignored the signs, joined the team, and suffered as a consequence. IT Department is a small team, about 60 people, with leadership team that lacks in people management or leadership skill and technology know how. Results: low team morale and "fear" culture. HR is alsmost non-existent - No help! Read reviews about IT on Glassdoor - After all, it's a two-way street. Ask questions - lots of it - especially regarding Management Culture, Organization Culture, and Career Advancement.
Tax Division Manager (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – May 11, 2017
Great work life balance. Management is friendly. Some employees behave like spoiled children - lazy, incompetent, poor attitude. Some employees do work hard. Culture was very coddling. They would rather you feel good about working there over productivity.
If you enjoy being alone staring at a computer for 8 hours without help this is the place for you
Geospatial Technology Services (GTS) Intern (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – April 5, 2017
There is so much "common knowledge" that they expect you to know-I am not sure how since you just started, but hay figure it out. There is a database with "how too" that are outdated when you follow one of those and it's wrong they expect you to know that. I was miserable-no training, no one to go to for help. You are in a cubical so even if anyone was around you wouldn't know who was in your department.
Telemetry and Security Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – March 5, 2017
Fellow employees are dedicated and know how to do thier jobs well. Senior management feels the need to be constantly re-inventing how things are done or to addopt the lates trends. Little thought is given to the years of staff knowledge and history that is lost when employees leave because of the next great experament.....
Staff knowledge is high
upper managament feels the need to constantly re-invent, which causes senior staff to leave.
Lifeguard on Lake Washington (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – May 13, 2015
Working here as a student was excellent because it was very flexible with class schedules. Everyone you worked with was very happy to have your help, and they were also understanding that as a student you had a lot of other tasks on your plate.