City of Alexandria Virginia Reviews

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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 (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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City of Alexandria Virginia Interviews

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Administrative Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at City of Alexandria Virginia in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The turnaround is quick in regards to follow up interviews. They easily negotiated the salary and start date. However; the on boarding is unorganized, you will go months without certain certifications.

    Interview Questions
    • The DCHS department questions were not challenging enough.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very quick, flexible on pay grade changes.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative 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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