City Of Bellevue Employee Reviews

Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Revolving door to fill a cold seat
Combination inspector (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WANovember 23, 2018
Cutthroat coworkers. Huge overtime scam the inspectors create with the contractors, inspectors intentionally fail at the end of the project to create overtime.

Upper management is two faced and smile face to face and at the same time being undermined.

There is no leadership, no coworker trust, inspectors dont come from the trades, if they did they spent zero time in the field, they are bullies and an embarrassment to any trades.
Pros
Dont work there
Cons
The entire building department
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company culture.
Well K.E.P.T. Supervisor (seasonal) (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WASeptember 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.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great government
IT Department (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJune 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.
Pros
Great coworkers and managers.
Cons
Too much work.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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!
Was this review helpful?Yes 5No 2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 4No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 3Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Pros
Great benefits, flexible work schedule.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at City Of Bellevue. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

4.0
Based on 30 reviews
514
48
34
23
11

See reviews about

4.1Work/Life Balance
3.9Compensation/Benefits
3.6Job Security/Advancement
3.9Management
3.8Culture

City Of Bellevue Reviews by Location