Aviation Security (Current Employee) – SeaTac, WA – March 7, 2018
The Port of Seattle can be a great place to work for some people. If you like a slower-paced environment, this is the place for you. Very collaborative processes. Very bureaucratic but there are some amazing people there. Organization is undergoing a lot of change. The mission statement and values of the org are admirable. Worth a try.
Competitive pay for some positions, good benefits, great work-life balance
Bureaucratic, slow-paced, tons of meetings, advancement can be limited based on your work group.
Intern (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 11, 2018
The internship is what you make of it. It's a great learning experience and offers tremendous networking opportunities. The culture is more relaxed, and the people are friendly. The Pier 69 office on the Seattle waterfront and Sea-Tac Airport offices are awesome. Compensation is better than most internships, especially for being local government. The constant change in executive and Commission leadership can have an effect on goals and work culture.
Great place to work if you are in the right department with the right managment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – SeaTac, WA – December 18, 2017
Overall the Port is a great employer that offers room for growth. It really is about who you work for and there are some bad managers that shouldn't be in leadership positions but because they are, the Port backs them and doesn't back the employee. Many people are given promotions and that often means that they are responsible for managing others, but unfortunately don't have the skills to be a good manager. In some respects its not their fault, but it would be nice if managers were required to learn the skills to help motivate and help their employees instead of just documenting everything they do wrong so they can have an employee terminated.
Longshoreman (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 11, 2017
Load and unload ships. Deliver and store containers. Inventory of all equipment. Manage and deliver loaded and empty containers to trucks entering the yard from freight companies and trains (principally BNSF).
Intern (Former Employee) – SeaTac, WA – September 11, 2017
I was a Veteran Fellowship Intern then was emergency hired. Worked at the Port for almost a year. Loved working there and some really great co-workers. Would of loved to stay but wasn't able to secure a full time position. Will continue to look for employment at the Port of Seattle. Pays really well. Some positions at the Airport are shift work. Highly recommended.
Sale's Associate (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 2, 2017
I learned a couple of things from this job. Organization, team efforts, and dealing with customers. The only busy time for the job is the morning, when we have to help other coworkers to serve customers while waiting to clock out.
Maybe a good place to retire, but I wouldn't recommend it to most
GIS Software Engineer, ICT (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 17, 2017
When I look around at the Port, I see a lot of older adults. There is not a ton of drive in this organization and the leadership that I was exposed to was not that great. I never really felt motivated to do great things here. There certainly is potential for great things to happen at the Port, but I think that people don't have a ton of motivation to make their jobs exciting. It's too bad.
Pretty good benefits
Leadership is lacking and silo-ed divisions that don't seem to work well together
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