City of Alexandria Virginia

  www.alexandriava.gov
  www.alexandriava.gov
There are newer employer reviews for City of Alexandria Virginia

 

Great at first

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Recreation Leader II in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Recreation Leader II in Alexandria, VA

I worked at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good benefits, great coworkers and schedules.

Cons

New Management took over. RPCA lost 30% of their people while senior management gave themselves 6% raise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To Human Resources
Please be careful who gets hired.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

14 Other Employee Reviews for City of Alexandria Virginia (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Little opportunities for promotion for women

    • 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 Alexandria Virginia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a very wealthy local government with a lot of money to throw at managers and very little requirement or incentive to create efficiency in the delivery of services.

    Cons

    If you anticipating a career where you start in a less skilled position and then move into a higher skilled position -- don't, this isn't the place for you. All of the persons employed in an administrative (secretarial) capacity are women. I know of very few woman who have managed to crack the glass ceiling and make it into entry level management jobs. The City is rife with cronyism in the hiring and promotional process. An entitled management demands unlimited work from stressed and overburdened support staff, operates from an "on high" without any sense of democracy the need for collaboration in the assignment of work to woman in support positions. Very paternalistic and dependent on the notion that input from non exempt staff is akin to insubordination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the very least if you aren't going to offer training and promotional opportunities for non exempt women Try to remember you are in pubic service sooo......Go get your own cup of coffee and stop asking me to serve you food and drink.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    The City could do better for its employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Law Enforcement in New Alexandri, PA
    Former Employee - Law Enforcement in New Alexandri, PA

    I worked at City of Alexandria Virginia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My department was great. The work life balance is good in general.

    Cons

    The City management is pretty poor and has been for years. Employees seem to be an afterthought when making budgetary decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
There are newer employer reviews for City of Alexandria Virginia

Work at City of Alexandria Virginia? Share Your Experiences

City of Alexandria Virginia

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.