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Good Place to work
Procurement Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 29, 2018
King County was a good employee, with very solid benefits package including retirement (pension). Salaries were also competitive with non-governmental entities.
Pros
Pension, good salaries, work/life balance
Cons
Limited growth opportunities in role, advancement.
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Change Management Consultant (Current Employee) –  Issaquah, WAOctober 22, 2018
They are very proud of their efforts to promote diversity in the workforce. The goals of the diversity program are not tangible, they don't provide and concrete examples of bench marks that are being targeted nor do they quantify their goals for improving diversity.
Pros
Free Bus Pass
Cons
Difficulties getting promoted
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Fun environment with some down time
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Federal Way, WAOctober 21, 2018
I like working at the king county aquatic center because I was able to help customers but when things slowed down, I was able to work on my homework and things that I needed to get done. Which was one of my favorite parts about the job because I am a college student.
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Great place to work if the management was different.
Bilingual Administration Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAOctober 3, 2018
Management is horrible. They love to take advantage of the hard working employees that try so hard to move up. Employees are treated unfairly and are bullied by the management.
Pros
great benefits and awesome pay
Cons
management is not good at all
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Not for my work skills
Supervisor 3 Facilities (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 2, 2018
Managed by union, no support for the supervision of problem employees. Lot's of meeting that were not productive, no processes in place. Org chart was a mess, needs clearer paths to success.
Pros
Free public transportation
Cons
Uncommunicative expectations
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King County has a meaningful purpose
PMO Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 22, 2018
King County is large, encompassing Seattle, and employs some 14000 employees. Working at King County Department of Technology allows one the opportunity to directly influence the lives of everyone working and living in King County by delivering modern enabling IT systems.
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Great Place to work
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 10, 2018
For the most part, people are always willing to help you, patient, Some people will show you more and help you understand the nature of other departments,
Pros
convenient
Cons
work can be inconsistant
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Great Mission, Top Notch Gov't Entity
Environmental Programs Section Manager (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 14, 2018
Great leadership from the county executive with strong environmental ethics. Employee benefits are good with decent work-life balance. Wish there were more amenities like the private section.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Lack of perks
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Excellent organization
Jail Health RN (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 20, 2018
Caring for the most vulnerable population.
Planning individualized care plan by working very close with multidisciplinary team including medical, dental, psychiatric providers and social workers
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Best government
Chief Deputy Assessor (Chief of Staff) (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 19, 2018
Great government to work for. Committed to people, customer service, and excellence. The employees are dedicated and committed to serving the public. The county is one of the top ranked.
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Enjoyable and pleasant work environment
Kikng County Election Worker (Current Employee) –  Renton, WAJuly 4, 2018
My primary responsibilities were scanning, ballot review and neighborhood voting box closing. One of the things I enjoyed most by working with King County is the diversity, learning about our elections system, how many different units are involved to process a ballot, the voting booths throughout King County, and the different precincts. The interaction with coworkers, managerial staff and citizens in the neighborhoods professionally and in a cordial civilized manner striving for daily productivity on the job. Meeting deadlines for the day and learning new information by working in other units when necessary.
Pros
Enjoyed job and assigned group
Cons
None
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Productive and fun workplace
Public Health Administrative Support System (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 28, 2018
Great place to work if you are ready for a challenge. Depending of Job Classification and location, you will usually get back what you put into the position.
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Public Government
Functional Analyst (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 20, 2018
King County is implementing the LEAN management concept. As usual some Departments are better than others. Benefits and working conditions are typical of government service.
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New Managemnet - not professional
Desktop Support Specialist - Senior (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 19, 2018
New Management - not professional, hostile to employees, doesn't respect employees, targets long term employees and tries to replace them with TLTs or short term temps.
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great co-workers
Program Manager II / Case Worker (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 11, 2018
the most enjoyable part of my job was working with co-workers. I learned those who work hard can excel in the workplace. A typical day at work was a busy day on the phones.
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Current KCIT Status
LAN Administrator Sr (Current Employee) –  King Street CenterMay 23, 2018
Over the past 3 years KCIT, mainly CSS(Customer Support Services) has been in state of flux and constantly re-pivoting without a solid plan or obtaining input from staff or from their customers. Management constantly moving staff around in teams that are supposedly to help out specific areas, but adversely affect the teams they move the techs from. There appears to be a push to remove staff that have been there for years and bring in non-FTE employees at a lower rate. Faith in direction and morale is a an all time low.

That said, King County itself is a great place to work, KCIT needs some help to get there.
Pros
Pay and Medical are some of the best.
Cons
See Review
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Very good
Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Federal Way, WAMay 11, 2018
Not much else to add, just a very fulfilling, well-paid part time job for anyone who wants a part time job. Great management who care about their employees. Very flexible scheduling.
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Great employer
HR Analyst (Temp Recruiter & HR Consultant) (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 8, 2018
Temporary opportunity without opportunity for regular on this team. Loved working for King County - they truly understand work/life balance, pays well, good management and cooperative working relationships with business partners.
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Volunteer Phone Counselor
Volunteer Phone Counselor (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 1, 2018
I was a volunteer, so obviously some things dont apply, like compensation/benefits, job security/advancement, etc. I learned about crisis intervention and had total support and supervision while on the phones. Had 50 hours of training in crisis counseling.
Pros
Learned a lot, got to make a difference in the community
Cons
No cons!
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Govment job!
Opener (Former Employee) –  Renton, WA 98057April 18, 2018
Govment job, what else you need to know? if you get in you winning. move and groove stack chips maintain your production. no need to be extra with it. Be cool. Handle your business and everything will be cool.
Pros
govment job
Cons
no free money
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