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No coffee
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 15, 2019
Too many chiefs, not enough Indians here. Benefits are good, but the people are strange. Very cliquey. Some days I think I'd rather be anywhere else than here.
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Fast paced, and fun
Security Operations Center Dispatch Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 8, 2018
I loved my job, but Seattle is too far away. I started as a dispatcher, but moved up to Supervisor within a year. The pay is good, but the benefits could be better. There is paid time off, however it comes in the form of a yearly check for one weeks pay.
Pros
Great schedule, working 12s you get half the week off
Cons
working 12 hour days while commuting so far was too much
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Great place to work
Senior IT Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 16, 2018
Sound Transit is a great place to work with a worthwhile community focused mission. I enjoyed my time there very much. The benefits are excellent, the people that I worked with were amazing.
Pros
Great people, leadership is good in general, I enjoyed working for an organization that improves the community
Cons
Tech salaries do not keep pace with the market. No free coffee!
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OK place to work
Facilities Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 10, 2018
A decent place to work and gain experience with transportation. A day in a life spent working at Sound Transit is always mind-boggling because some of the work you are doing and meetings you are attending doesn't make sense. And as a manager you barely have any say-so with what you are responsible for. A lot of micromanaging from the directors.
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Great Benefits
Outreach Specialist (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 4, 2018
I can see why people have been here 15+ years. Great benefits and work life balance. On site gym is useful and location in china by the light rail station is great for commuting.
Pros
great 401 match
Cons
sometimes strict hourly schedule
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Friendly place
Projects (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 2, 2018
Great place to "work"! Friendly co workers, Great work life balance. A small company that grew too big too fast so they still have a small company mindset which is not necessarily a good thing. Additionally its a government org so there is a lot of compartmentalization of necessary information. I worked on new projects so i dont have much on the operations. But the Projects side was mostly meetings with contractors/consultants to review their work.
Pros
work life balance, great place to retire, excellent benefits
Cons
not much work, loss of skills
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Room to Grow and a Few Growing Pains
Employee (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 12, 2018
The people at Sound Transit are passionate about what they do. The agency is growing, so in general there is room for employees to grow. Tuition reimbursement and internal promotions aid this. That being said, there are some typical bureaucratic challenges. Audits, oversight and regulations can make appearingly simple things move slowly.
Pros
Intelligent Coworkers
Cons
Processes
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energetic, fast paced environment
ROW Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 7, 2018
Sound Transit strives to only hire the best people. Everyone is very knowledgeable about their field of expertise and is willing to help with questions
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IT PROJECT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 7, 2018
Sound Transit is a regional transit authority that provides public transportation in the form of light rail, heavy rail and buses. The company is leveraged to provide significant transportation to the Seattle area.

Overall, a great place to work.
Pros
Work-life Balnace
Cons
Political
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Great pay and advancement if you Out last the turnover
Anoymous (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 13, 2017
Slot of underhanded bureaucracy. Lots of shady contracts and older tenured people who do whatever they want.

Interesting environment...hires tons in contractors and temps to fill the gaps
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Turnover- recently the hr department had 80% turniver
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Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 8, 2017
Sound Transit is rapidly growing with light rail expansion across Seattle. The Work life balance is great and the health benefits top notch. Salaries are on the low side and the corporate culture is not one that promotes performance. Upper management in the key departments do not communicate well and hence suffers a silo effect that hinders achieving excellence.
Pros
work life balance and benefits
Cons
upper leadership and department silos
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Stay away! Better opportunities elsewhere.
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle Unnion StationNovember 5, 2017
The management in the Facilities Department is sophomoric, petty, and vindictive. Upon close comparison the salary and benefits are rather weak compared to other businesses with similar responsibilities and skill set requirements. AYOR
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Great Place to work!
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 30, 2017
The pay structure is not good enough to be competitive in the Seattle Job Market. The Seattle job market is very competitive. Its hard to attract young talent, because the benefits attract more senior workers later in their careers.
Cons
Pay
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great place for work life balance
Intern (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 7, 2017
wonderful coworkers that make projects enjoyable, the work dynamic may be stressful at times, but managers are personable. There are definitely great perks with the job and it is a fun place to work
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Great work life balance
Accounting (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 1, 2017
Great for people looking for work life balance. Not the best for advancement opportunities, however, they will tell you otherwise. Very high standards on the people who they hire, so you should feel good on if they pick you.
Pros
Great hours
Cons
No room for improvement
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No coffee.
Design Technology Specialist (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 17, 2017
Pay and benefits are good. My immediate manager was not so good. Overall me fellow employees were enjoyable to work with but can be a high stress place to work for.
Pros
Free ORCA card
Cons
Commute into Seattle was too long from where I lived and there was no free coffee in the morning.
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No comment
Sr. Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 19, 2016
No comment at this time besides a wonderful place to work and my co-workers were the best. Only problem is the HR department.
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Very good place with good people
Sr. Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 4, 2016
Their fiscal year end lasts 5 months so this takes a very dedicated staff and management to keep this train on the right track.
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Great place to start a career
Train Systems Field Technician (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 13, 2015
Great place to start a career. Great team. Great benefits. Lot's of over time. Plenty of work to be done. Nice schedules. Many work 4-10s.
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Sound Transit is a great place to learn new things
Admin (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 16, 2015
Sound Transit is a great place to learn new skill sets but the organization as a whole is a bit slow moving. It's slow to adapt and projects take a long time to get in motion.
Pros
Good work life balance! Lots to learn!
Cons
Rigid schedule of 8 - 5
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