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Productive and Hardworking Employees, slowed by bureaucratic reasons.
Regulatory Compliance Intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 12, 2018
Seattle City Light was a great place to be an intern. Most of the people I interacted with were passionate and hardworking employees. I only experienced on a few occasions employees who took advantage of being a public employee. There was strong job security and some room for advancement.
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Epic Pay But Hostile environment
Non working Network crew chief (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 26, 2018
Nepotism at its highest degree but the pay is good.Work place is very hostile in the field.HR seems to be detached from the field workers and issues that arise are settled with a bottle of alcohol.
Generations of friends and family so there is no accountability .Pay and benefits are good but culture is toxic beware. Wrongs are right
and rights are wrong at this place just google this company and see. You can make more than 200k a year and you party like High School all over again. Get in with the cool kids and your set.
Pros
extreme wealth and benefits
Cons
Many kingdoms with in the kingdom with no king, chaos
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Toxic Work Environment
HR Professional (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 20, 2018
HR there is the most toxic work environment I have ever seen. Google the head of HR and find out what people have to say about her and her group of friends she has appointed around her. Lawsuits and settlements abound because the horrendous treatment of employees is real. Because there is so much incompetence at the top, competence is seen as something to be leery of and is not appreciated. Fear and stress are palpable there. Stay away if you value your health.
Pros
Other departments have better leaders.
Cons
Very toxic work environment.
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Fun, fast paced workplace!
Temporary Camp Service Aide (Former Employee) –  Newhalem, WANovember 10, 2017
This is a fun workplace with great co-workers. You can learn many different skills and your work days may vary for task. Management and crew leads are always willing to help you in anyway. They truly encourage you to have a life outside of work!
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Productive and Fun work place
Customer Service/Solar Incentive Team (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 18, 2017
Best place for employment!! The employees are great, the location is perfect, and the work environment is business casual efficient. Many resources provided to make certain your role is executed properly.
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Focused
Executive Admin (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 2, 2017
I'm in a supportive workgroup that believes in transparency, integrity, and upward mobility. They strive to improve work quality and are currently working with a consultant for process improvements. Executives are very approachable and passionate about their staff and the work they do.
Pros
Approachable management
Cons
Regimented at times
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TEMP ASSIGNMENT-contract (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WADecember 22, 2016
A very nice work place, very cheer full and helpful people with nice culture, managers are very cool, very nice communication and management styles
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Great Organization
Capital Projects Coordinator (Term Limited) (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 16, 2016
Proactive organization, great public service ethic and culture of accountability.
- Supportive co-workers
- I learned project management in a patient, nutureing environment
- Long days
- Forward-looking management
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Poor safety culture and uncanny nepotism.
Senior Vessel Captain (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 9, 2016
Every employee, including managerial employees has agreed SCL is a broken company. Being a utility company and managing several hydroelectric dams they are a very profitable company and in my opinion are happy with the revenue stream and unwilling to change.
Pros
Pay and reliability
Cons
Safety
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Great place to work
IT System Analyst (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 15, 2016
Best company I've ever worked for, staff works together and helps each other to achieve company and individual goals. Compensation is above average.
Pros
Lots of opportunity to gain knowledge and work on projects.
Cons
No cons, great place to work at.
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Good pay but toxic culture
Meter Electrician/ OOC Meter Crew Chief (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 28, 2016
City Light is a place where you spend the day having people tell you right is wrong and wrong is right.

Governance is almost completely gone, and the culture of discipline isn't far behind.

The good parts of utility culture have been largely destroyed, but a lot of the bad still remains.

Treating co-workers like peons, ageism, and personal attacks are all rampant.

Top performer people should avoid this organization. It has no ability to respond to what you bring, nothing to offer you in the way of personal growth, and no other prospect except that of a wasted chunk of your career.

There is truly nothing here worth a piece of your life.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Just about everything else
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Nice place to work pay is low
QA Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 29, 2015
Fun work place with supportive management. Not all about the numbers but how you personally grow and develop. Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of a big company.
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Good people
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Seattle City LightMay 25, 2015
I love to get up and go to work. Good people to work with. Great learning . very good work ethics.
Upper management are approachable with open door policy.
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Fun Place to work People feel like they are part of a family
Meter Electrician (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 21, 2015
Commradery was the way of life at Seattle City Light. I had many friends there. We would often go to lunch together. We also often had lunches catered.
Pros
many benifits
Cons
none that I can think of
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Important and satisfying work, significant organizational challenges
Energy Scheduler and Marketer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 8, 2015
Providing reliable power to the city while making sure that all environmental goals are met was a very satisfying job. Earnings goals were clearly stated. Bonuses were not often paid, in opposition to the custom of other companies which employ energy traders and schedulers.
Pros
Beautiful View, enjoyable downtown location
Cons
12 hour rotating shift with no structured breaks
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Overall Good
Environmental Affairs Intern (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 23, 2015
Learned a lot about using excel for analysis and GIS mapping. I also learned about how to conduct vegetation management surveys and analysis. As an intern, I was given lots of opportunities to lead projects.
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Extremely flexible and competitive pay.
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 4, 2015
A typical day includes working with other engineers on projects and maybe some local travel. The majority of the day you are sitting at your cubicle working on the computer. Projects may take a while to finish because it takes a while to overcome problems due to the size of the projects. Co-workers can be awesome or a pain depending on your personality and who you are grouped with. Hardest part of the job is trying to enjoy the full 8 hours without being bored. Most enjoyable part of the job is lunch with coworkers or traveling for small projects.
Pros
Flexible hours and job security.
Cons
Can be a bit boring if the projects do not interest you.
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Loved this jobq
Utility Construction Worker (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WADecember 30, 2014
This was a great job and a great company to work for.
Someday I hope to make it back there.
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Flexible hours
Project Manager / Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 29, 2014
Flexible hours. I learned a lot about Excel formulas. My co-workwers were very nice
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Great Job Challenges
Accounting Technician II (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 8, 2014
I audited customers electric bills. Reviewed billing errors and rebilled the customer.

Great co workers,,,,,hardest part of the job was having to leave.
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