Virginia State Police

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Former Employee - Database Administrator in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Database Administrator in Richmond, VA

I worked at Virginia State Police

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Col. Flaherty has made a good effort to diversify management. In the old days, it was all old white guys.

Cons

You have to have a certain type of personality to work there. Ex-military, ex-police and (for some reason) Christians seem happiest there. Senior management's response to complaints/problems is generally "suck it up". Civilians ("unsworn") always come in second.

Advice to Management

Good or not, once you reach major or above, you're there for as long as you want, competent or not. Not a good system.

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  1. Civilian employees (secretaries)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia State Police

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits, longevity in job, independence in daily work tasks, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Civilians have little to no voice corporately. Pay is fixed and not based on performance, there is no advancement policy as there is for troopers. To move up, one has to wait for a secretary to retire or die.

    Advice to Management

    Create a comprehensive advancement policy for civilians.

  2. Good Ole Boy - Should be a Sheriff's Office

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    Current Employee - Special Agent in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Virginia State Police full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job security (state government) - marginal benefits

    Cons

    No room for advance. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    Try being fair for once.

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