Virginia Beach FAQ

Have questions about working at Virginia Beach? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Virginia Beach.

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21 English questions out of 21

June 2, 2020

What is health insurance like at Virginia Beach?

Pros

I worked with almost every department in the City, and the majority of the people at the City in any given department are hardworking, genuinely caring, and want to make a difference. There is room to grow in your career, especially if you collaborate well and can be patient (things in large organizations and municipal governments take time), especially if you are willing to move to a different department. The senior leaders are working hard to be innovative in solving deep-seeded issues. Solid healthcare benefits.

Cons

Depending on their role in serving the community, outward-facing people can get exhausted from public interactions that are insensitive and unreasonable while they are just trying to do their job. Not everyone in the community has realistic or fair expectations, but responses to the public have been honorable overall. Also, as is true in nearly any long-standing organization, some have outlasted their passion and are running out the clock until they can retire. In terms of policy, overall there was less flexibility in how and where work schedules fleshed out, regardless of the nature of the work; leave/PTO accrual was exceptionally low. The low flexibility along with low PTO accrual made work-life balance tough for some. With the necessary adjustments due to the COVID-19 reality, I imagine some of the flexibility challenges will have room to begin to change for the better.

Solid healthcare benefits.

June 2, 2020

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August 17, 2019

Does Virginia Beach offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

Good work life balance Lots of opportunities to move up and around Job security Tuition reimbursement Great people to work with!

Cons

Pay and benefits not necessarily as good as private sector.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees’ concerns.

Tuition reimbursement

August 17, 2019

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December 5, 2020

What is the retirement plan like at Virginia Beach?

Pros

offers fixed benefit retirement plan

Cons

promotion potential is almost non existent. Favors external candidates to internal

offers fixed benefit retirement plan

December 5, 2020

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October 2, 2020

What is paid time off like at Virginia Beach?

Pros

Knowledgeable people who are always willing to help. Most of the benefits are great.

Cons

Switched from separate leave and sick time hours to combined PTO hours in 2014.

Switched from separate leave and sick time hours to combined PTO hours in 2014.

October 2, 2020

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January 8, 2019

How are career development opportunities at Virginia Beach?

Pros

Flexible schedule a lot of on job trainings that can further your career

Cons

No room to grow your career and to much micro management

No room to grow your career and to much micro management

January 8, 2019

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21 English questions out of 21