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Found 105 reviews

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77%
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69%
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Barbara Donnellan
29 Ratings
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arlington County full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great opportunities, close to metro and the city

    Cons

    Limited positions available for moving up the ladder

    Arlington County2019-05-15
  2. "Management Interns/Fellows"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Arlington County full-time

    Pros

    Professional development opportunities, benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Pay, Office life, Lack of flexwork for interns

    Advice to Management

    Pay management fellows more.

    Arlington County2019-05-23
  3. "great company"

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      Current Employee - Referee 

      I have been working at Arlington County part-time

      Pros

      friendly, well-paid people to spend time with

      Cons

      bad hours almost every week

      Arlington County2019-04-11
    • "Not what I expected"

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      Current Employee - Division Chief in Arlington, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Arlington County full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Genuine Life+Work balance / schedule flexibility Training and Professional Development opportunities

      Cons

      Local cost of living is high County does not do a great job selling itself to potential candidates

      Advice to Management

      Formalize Training and Professional Development programs to improve access across all divisions. Ensure pay scales are constantly updated (Amazon is coming!)

      Arlington County2019-04-09
    • "Current Employee"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Arlington County full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Work life balance, retirement benefits,

      Cons

      pay for performance not always inline with employees efforts.

      Advice to Management

      Look at Division chiefs and hire people that believe in developing staff and paying employees based on their job, not rewarding based on relationships, and because of male biases.

      Arlington County2019-03-27
    • "Pretty Good"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Arlington County full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great benefits, Amazing location

      Cons

      Difficult to advance (salary wise) unless you leave and come back. Very few developmental positions.

      Arlington County2019-02-13
    • "Got a long way to go, but Arlington will get there!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Arlington County full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great benefits and professional development

      Cons

      culture needs to be more inclusive

      Advice to Management

      Please fully understand/study the departments that you manage.

      Arlington County2019-01-28
    • "Good starting place for a career"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Arlington County

        Pros

        Lots of learning opportunities via OTJ training

        Cons

        Having to pay for parking at work site. Could do better with benefits offered to employees

        Arlington County2019-01-20
      • "Support Coordinator"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I have been working at Arlington County full-time

        Pros

        Good benefits; great coworkers; human services in one building

        Cons

        Lots of paperwork; based off of productivity

        Advice to Management

        Advocacy for staff can be an issue

        Arlington County2018-10-13
      • "Run far away"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Arlington County full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Good people to work with

        Cons

        Bad management. Train people to become better at managing

        Advice to Management

        Get balls. Do the right thing. Stop wasting tax dollars, the abuse is rampant.

        Arlington County2018-11-12
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