Working at City of Norfolk (Virginia) | Glassdoor

City of Norfolk (Virginia) Overview

Work Here? Get a Free Employer Account
Norfolk, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

City of Norfolk (Virginia) Reviews

Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
0 Ratings
  • Helpful (1)

    "A reliable employer, but needs to modernize several areas and bring in people who care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Norfolk (Virginia) full-time (More than 3 years)


    The City offers a good work/ life balance and if you are diligent, you can expect to never take work home or work more than 40 hours (depending on your role). It is gratifying to drive through town and see all the projects that you worked on and how people are using them. If you are a driven person, you can make a difference here.


    The City of Norfolk has an aging workforce with an "old guard" mentality, and there is resistance to some efficiency measures. Some measures have been recently implemented and have the support of top management, but its hard to get mid-level people on board.

    Many have mentioned that they are only still working because the health insurance does not carry over into retirement, otherwise they would start collecting the pension and retire. If you are a millennial, expect to be the default tech support for all the aging boomers who can't figure out how to format a MS Word document or enter their PTO. 20% of the people do 80% of the work.

    Advice to Management

    You need a pay for performance system! There is little incentive to work hard and contribute as much as possible when everyone gets the same tiny cost of living adjustment and its impossible to fire people who mentally checked out years ago. Also, offer some kind of health insurance to people who voluntarily retire now to get some turn over and fresh ideas on board.

See All 57 Reviews

City of Norfolk (Virginia) Photos

City of Norfolk (Virginia) photo of: site
See All PhotosSee All

City of Norfolk (Virginia) Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Property Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Norfolk (Virginia) (Norfolk, VA) in August 2016.


    Board interview with 3 people. Unnecessary interview as the candidate was being promoted from within. I feel it is a shame to waste time due to policy of opening interview to everyone when they already know who they want to hire.

    Interview Questions

    • What did I use as motivation for my employees   1 Answer
See All 9 Interviews

City of Norfolk (Virginia) Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at City of Norfolk (Virginia)? Share Your Experiences

City of Norfolk (Virginia)
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
Click to Rate