Productive and Hardworking Employees, slowed by bureaucratic reasons.
Regulatory Compliance Intern (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 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.
Non working Network crew chief (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 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.
extreme wealth and benefits
Many kingdoms with in the kingdom with no king, chaos
HR Professional (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 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.
Temporary Camp Service Aide (Former Employee) – Newhalem, WA – November 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!
Customer Service/Solar Incentive Team (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 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.
Executive Admin (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – June 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.
Capital Projects Coordinator (Term Limited) (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 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
Senior Vessel Captain (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 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.
Meter Electrician/ OOC Meter Crew Chief (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 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.
Important and satisfying work, significant organizational challenges
Energy Scheduler and Marketer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 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.
Environmental Affairs Intern (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 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.
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 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.
Flexible hours and job security.
Can be a bit boring if the projects do not interest you.