City Of Bellevue Employee Reviews

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Good benefits
Development Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAAugust 2, 2018
Management major flaw is they seem to foster a good ole boys club attitude for those accepted and those unfortunate ones who are not. Hard to handle..
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Promotions are bases on efforts
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Great place to work, but some management issues
Systems Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJune 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.
Pros
Great work-life balance, pension, Employee Resource Groups, collaborative enbironment
Cons
Some managers are not sensitive to employee feedback, very meeting heavy, workload balance is very one-sided
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Poor Management/Leadership & Lack Tech Vision
IT Manager (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMarch 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.
Pros
Access to Public Transportation
Cons
Poor Management/Leadership & Lack Tech Vision
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Productive workplace
Secretary (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJanuary 18, 2018
Great workplace, great leadership

Very good location for business meetings

General atmosphere of workplace is good

Good opportunity for In-house job transfers and promotions
Pros
job flexibility
Cons
traffice congeston to/from work
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Good work group below management level
Combo Electrical Inspector (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAOctober 15, 2017
Large gap between inspection level & upper management level. Great group of inspectors who are generally helpful with each other. No advancement opportunities though!
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Awesome people
911 Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJuly 23, 2017
This job is the hardest I have done but the most rewarding. What you learn as a 911 dispatcher you will keep with you even if you don't pass the training. The experiences are life changing.
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OK place to work
Tax Division Manager (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMay 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.
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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, WAApril 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.
Pros
I only had to do this for 1 quarter
Cons
If you know it all then you might be happy here
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Great experience
Park Ranger (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMarch 17, 2017
Had a great time. All the management staff were very friendly and helped mentor me to prepare for my future career goals. Co-workers were very professional.
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Fellow employees are dedicated and hard workers
Telemetry and Security Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMarch 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.....
Pros
Staff knowledge is high
Cons
upper managament feels the need to constantly re-invent, which causes senior staff to leave.
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Overall nice place to work!
Legal Secretary (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAApril 22, 2016
I have a nice work environment and work with great people. I spend the day providing support to the City Attorney's Office.
Pros
Nice employee recognition
Cons
There is no flexibility with work schedule
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Great people to work with in the Corporate Strategies Group
Business Analyst - Corporate Strategies Group (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJanuary 4, 2016
I worked part time at the City of Bellevue in the Corporate Strategies Group. It was a wonderful group to work with and they were always open to sharing and teaching their knowledge.
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Fun and rewarding workplace.
Utilities Seasonal Worker (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WANovember 11, 2015
Every day is different which is a major plus for most people. Benefits and perks are hard to match these days. Fun and competent group of people work there.
Pros
Salaries and benefits are above average.
Cons
Politics that go along with government jobs.
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Great Place to work.
Roads Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, NESeptember 29, 2015
Great Place to work. Good hours. Supervisors are easy to get along with. You are providing a service to the taxpayer. Safe equipment.
Pros
Good hours
Cons
none
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Good compensation and benefits
IT FINANCE/BUSINESS MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WASeptember 1, 2015
Culture is all about becoming a High Performance Workforce, work/live balance varies depending upon what time of year it is and whether or not it's a budget year.
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Great organization to work with.
Accounting Associate, Utilities Division (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAAugust 27, 2015
The City of Bellevue is a great organization to work with. Best part of the job, working and collaborating with all the great folks through out the City.
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Great benefits, flexible work schedule.
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Fantastic Agency
Pavement Management Intern (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAAugust 1, 2015
I've spent the last year working for Bellevue and have absolutely loved it. I'm only looking at other positions because I'm an intern and would like to reenter work at full time.
Pros
Full time benefits are pretty amazing
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Excellent place to work
SENIOR TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR. (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMay 25, 2015
The city of bellevue provided a stimulating work environment..With access to work related education tools, encouraged personal improvement, included a very good benefits and retirement package .
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Good student work
Lifeguard on Lake Washington (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMay 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.
Pros
Flexible hours, good management
Cons
None
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great hours
Recreation Assistant II (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJune 14, 2014
The pay isn't as great as other City locations, but generally I like how I can choose the hours I am available.
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