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    Mid-size local government, room to grow if you look for opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time for more than 3 years


    work-life balance, flexible work schedules, generally good senior management, opportunities for growth/exposure to executive leadership, public facing


    political, salary discrepancies between departments, aging management is sometimes not attuned to needs of younger staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embrace more telework opportunities, invest in better IT infrastructure, and explore more cross-seeding employees (allowing flexibility to advance careers through experience in other departments)

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    Therapeutic Recreation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Alexandria, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alexandria, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at City of Alexandria Virginia in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview process can be lengthy;however, it is worth the wait. Can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months for the entire process. Currently the process is shorter and a variety of advertising methods are used

    Interview Questions
    • Did not find any questions difficult or unexpected. Questions are related specifically to the position and skills necessary to be successful in the job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Alexandria, VA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1749
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Historically a wartime victim of occupying forces, modern Alexandria is home to many Defense Department contractors and employees. It uses a council-manager form of government wherein the mayor is part of the six-member city council (all elected at large), which determines city policy. The city manager works to carry out the policy and run the day-to-day operations of Alexandria. In addition to the city manager, the council also appoints the city attorney, city clerk, and members of various commissions and boards. Alexandria's more than 30 departments operate on an annual... More

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