City of Richmond Virginia

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City of Richmond Virginia Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
27 Reviews
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27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Maintenance electrician consisting of preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance on equipment.

    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at City of Richmond Virginia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere
    Work on equipment besides just installing it
    Good benefits and consistent work.

    Cons

    Injustice and unfairness in government system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone with respect and every person is of worth. Be humble and empower your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    They pay pretty well for area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Family Service Worker in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Family Service Worker in Richmond, VA

    I worked at City of Richmond Virginia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a CPS worker started at 43 but I know some who started as low as 38. Must negotiate.
    Management was mean and confusing at times. Led by emotions. Job is doable if you stay to yourself and stand up by policy.
    High caseload no overtime or official comp time.

    Cons

    Can't put in your own money to retirement plan
    If you don't stay 5 years they keep it.
    Not in VRS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice
    Give over time
    Listen to employees
    Give a fair wage.
    Stand up for what is right and fair or you will loose good staff.

  3.  

    A very challenging and rewarding position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at City of Richmond Virginia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career advancement and always being exposed to new challenges and situations from day to day.

    Cons

    Being a tax-based entity, there were always limited funds to accomplish job goals and to reward employees with a raise or bonus for a job well done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive to employees and they are doing the very best job they can with extremely limited resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was the experience I have every had, the management is not good the employees run the department.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Supervisor I in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Trade Supervisor I in Richmond, VA

    I worked at City of Richmond Virginia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the pay is good and the benefits if you are in management regular employee pay not good

    Cons

    when you write up and employee for disciplinary actions nothing is done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to train all supervisor and staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Big city expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firefighter
    Current Employee - Firefighter

    I have been working at City of Richmond Virginia full-time

    Pros

    you gained experience and tested skills daily

    Cons

    Corrupt, racist and living in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The war is over. Discrimination works both ways

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Trying. There are times where projects go well and matters are tended to professionaly And other times, less so.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Richmond Virginia (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits, good wellness programs, and some hardworking employees.

    Cons

    Employee morale is low and many people aren't putting their best foot forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My job

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

    I have been working at City of Richmond Virginia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The District has a lot of good people working here. They are Beth talented and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Too much of the "good old buddy" hiring practice going on. Qualified people are overlooked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at some of the people you already have in the system who are qualified to perform leadership jobs and stop brining in fm from other places who know nothing about the District and no real love for RPS other than the opportunity for a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Know What You Are Getting Into

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Richmond Virginia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance
    Very little Office Politics - If you do your job well, you will be noticed. Not about how much your manager likes you. You advance by applying to higher positions when they come open. The HR policy is strict enough to where a group of people must give a VALID reason to not hire you. Kudos to HR.
    A decent amount of turnover - Now if you are a go-getter, this is a pro instead of a con. Because of the turnover, you can go from the bottom to the top faster than most places.
    You can get into a lot of different areas if you want. If you want experience this is the place.

    Cons

    Leadership and culture changes with every administration - If the administration is bad, you will have to deal with it for awhile.
    Benefits could be better.
    Raises depend on a lot of surplus money - This is public government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within more.
    Hire people that have desire and motivation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor example of government employeement

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

    I have been working at City of Richmond Virginia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Understanding of family events and flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    No raises, even if you have consistent high evaluations. Raises are given to favorites, not those whom actually earn them. Insurance is extremely expensive; you could get your own for less money. If you are dedicated with a strong work ethic, you will simply get used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the TRUE meaning of DIVERSITY and VALUE of all of your employees, regardless of ethnicity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bad habit of hiring higher level managers that don't have the needed skill set

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Richmond Virginia

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with the community and give back. People are friendly for the most part.

    Cons

    Those of us that know what they are doing get overloaded with the work. The proper staff structure to handle all the work really isn't in place and it is nearly impossible to get rid of those who are not performing even remotely adequately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Produce more. Understand the metrics within the financial statements and where our weak areas are so that you can understand what needs to be addressed.

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