Administrative Assistant/Government (Current Employee) – Port Townsend, WA – July 17, 2018
Customer and client focused. I have learned a great deal about the depth of employment related issues. Workplace culture is sincere and professional. The hardest part of the job is seeing customers suffering in their journey. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing success while changing lives.
Helping people acheive a better quality of life was rewarding
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Port Angeles, WA – July 6, 2018
Working there was enjoyable and provided me on the job training to better help those I was serving. They produced competitive wages along with paid vacation. The supervisors were always willing to go out of their way to correct any problems that arose and it felt good to be apart of something bigger then just me
Challenging work place with opportunity to learn customer service and professionalism
Team Member (Former Employee) – Gig Harbor, WA – June 27, 2018
A typical work day consisted of maintaining product distribution and training for new Stylist. I learned how to manage students in a fast paced/timed environment, product control, enhanced leadership skills and organization. The culture in my job site was relaxed and self maintained; however, the hardest part of my job was dealing with ever changing security requirements. This allowed me the opportunity to grow my patience and flexibility in difficult situation and personalities. The most enjoyable part of my job was the interaction with the clientele and my Stylists.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Snoqualmie, WA – June 15, 2018
I worked for the state for roughly ten years all over and I can say that it isn't worth it. You get paid less, you work more and forget trying to have a life because most of their facilities can't keep people and you get stuck working mandatory ot every other day. Not to mention that the training you and others get is lacking the actual skills you'll need to do the job. If you want to advance or become permanent it's a process that will definitely give you a headache.
Care Provider (Former Employee) – Wapato, WA – June 5, 2018
I worked as care provider for a family member and found the support recieved by my case manager to be excellent and very available. The case manager was always there to answer any questions i had and provide guidance when needed
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – May 17, 2018
My time there was challenging and rewarding. I learned how to respond to questions from the public; I do not give advice. I inform the person to consult an attorney. I enjoyed working closely with the admin. judges. My supervisor was a great role model of hard work and dedication. The hardest part of the job was limiting my candy and junk food intake.
working with very intelligent judges
government jobs take a little longer to catch up with newer technology
RN Care Coordinator (Former Employee) – Shoreline, WA – May 12, 2018
While working as an RN at Fircrest Habilitation Center, I experienced extreme preferential treatment given to staff members that were either related to or long time friends of management. If you were not the same nationality as the majority of the staff and of the two tiers nursing management, then you were treated with hostility. Several other American nurses reported having the same experiences that I had during my time there Downright blatant discrimination against me as an American woman. I did however appreciate Fircrest's desire to help their clients
HCA - Home Care Aid (Former Employee) – Newport, WA – April 30, 2018
Help a client with meals, do the housework, transport client to doctors appointments or shopping, dog walker, Bathing, and any other activities that the client asked that was within my scope of pratice
Hostile work environment, poor training. Always felt like they were waiting to catch you doing something bad instead of supporting you to do your job right. There was definite favoritism towards employees who never questioned anything and those who reported on their fellow CO workers. The upper management was not helpful and it was the least helpful.
Good benefits, good co-workers
No one leaves after they pass probation even if they do something against the rules.
Change Agent (Former Employee) – Olympia, WA – April 13, 2018
Most of my experience has been satisfactory. The state has a culture of status quo and don't rock the boat. Old management styles exists and it's hard to be creative. They want to be progressive and an employer of choice, but fail to hold themselves accountable to the poor behaviors of leadership. They are conflict averse and it's hard to know who to trust. After10 years I'm ready to go back to private industry.
Job security and good medical coverage
Not progressive-too many managers want control ALL the time.