- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Virginia Housing Development Authority full-time (more than 8 years)RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
The VHDA mission is as strong as ever. New people to the executive team are bringing non-government ideas. Overall, associates are very invested in the mission and work together to make the biggest impact possible. The wellness program is great. Free parking and the gym are excellent benefits.
Decisions are occasionally made based on personal relationships, not qualifications. The culture is 'we have always been successful, so the way we do it is the right way regardless if there is a better way.'
Advice to Management
Please listen to the new hires, both the ones on the executive team and at all levels. Keep hiring people with diverse experiences.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at Virginia Housing Development Authority (Richmond, VA).
Lengthy and in-depth hiring process. I met several different people from different departments. Although it appeared like a very efficient process, I learned later that it was just a very practiced one. The job requirements for the position I was eventually hired had not been approved by the department head, and changed half way through my job to something I wasn't interested in doing.
- Probably the traditional, "What is your greatest weakness." My answer was, "Kryptonite." Answer Question
Very little negotiation.
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Though Virginia is famous for its Civil War-era plantations, these historic estates represent a lifestyle out of reach for most. For Virginians seeking a more modest homestead, there's the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA). The not-for-profit quasi-government agency, founded by the Virginia General Assembly in 1972, provides developers of rental properties and low- to moderate-income borrowers with low interest rate loans to renovate or purchase houses and apartments across the state. Its loan products are offered by more than 140 authorized lenders throughout...