City of Alexandria Virginia

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At one time this was a great place to work.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - DCHS Staff in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - DCHS Staff in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

Pay is good for the area; co-workers are great, work as a team; good benefits.

Cons

Management is out of touch with staff; top heavy, too many managers, not enough lower level staff; favoritism is out of control; management is aware of problems but continue to ignore the issues; managers will retaliate against anyone who speaks out, the whistleblower policy is a joke as is the ethics measures put into place in recent years, they are ineffective due to managers continuing to not be held accountable.

Advice to Management

Start listening to your staff; take action.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    sense of community, experience, mostly good caring people, interesting work, flexibility in hours, good benefits, good retirement plan, that's it.

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy, sense of entitlement, change resistant, favoritism, stuck in the past, two steps forward, three steps back in terms of getting things done. Can move forward with a project only to have it end at the last minute. Very risk adverse.

    Advice to Management

    Do what's right for the City and citizens, not what a few loud disgruntled voices want


  2. Working with the City of Alexandria was extremely satisfying and offered tremendous room for growth.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Recreation Leader I in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader I in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at City of Alexandria Virginia part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities across the department to become involved in. Pretty clear and easy line of communication regarding any possible concerns. Management has changed for the better recently.

    Cons

    Working for the City of Alexandria can be tough to get your foot in the door as often the majority of hires are actually re hires but they have to go through the "hiring process." Unfortunately you'll never know what is going on until you receive an email months down the road.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front about rehires.


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