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  1. Helpful (1)

    "15-year employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, job security, training program and opportunities, nice campus, administration values employees and is gearing towards supporting the young professionals and future leaders of the county

    Cons

    Work/life balance, new PTO system which is not helpful for parents of young children since someone is always sick, lack of opportunities for flexible hours, telecommuting, and job-sharing even for positions that are well-suited for those arrangements

    Advice to Management

    Conduct internal and external customer satisfaction surveys of all departments. There are examples of incompetent employees and departments that never improve. Hire a mole for the Planning Department. The county has a young professionals organization and claims to support young professionals. I produce the most in my section. Customers (internal and external) skip my supervisor and co e to me, because they know I'mknowledgeable, professional and efficient. Yet I ask for a raise and am declined, and that they can only negotiate when there's another offer on the table. So, I'm going to get another offer in the private sector and take it. Put your money where your mouth is if you want to keep your young professionals.


  2. "Interpreter/translator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The plethora of of skilled professionals are enormous. Definitely the place to be if you want to grow in your profession

    Cons

    Certain positions can only be acquired with degree.

    Advice to Management

    Let's not only look at the degree but let us think outside the box as well. Experience can go a long way also

  3. "50% great, 50% frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers, selected leadership, HR department, work-life balance, healthy living initiatives, weekly farm market

    Cons

    Limited budget, unbelievable red tape, long institutional memory that doesn't embrace change or innovative thinking, cliques, aging work force

    Advice to Management

    You need to be open to and embrace change and innovative thinking without vetting everything by the county attorneys; don't exclusively cater to just the younger workforce at the expense of your Gen X workers; be open to promoting across departments rather than just from within.


  4. "Good benefits, bad management."

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    Current Employee - EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
    Current Employee - EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chesterfield County, Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, retirement, insurance. Interesting work, and always the opportunity to work overtime for extra money. Good law enforcement community.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, shift work, supervisors have free reign and no oversight. Staffing levels are terrible due to the attitude issues from coworkers, supervision, and management. No shift differential for midnights.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take non-formal complaints from ECOs seriously, or everything will escalate to formal complaints with HR. Supervision needs to have more visible oversight and discipline.


  5. "Public Health Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Public Health Nurse- School Team in Chesterfield, VA
    Current Employee - Public Health Nurse- School Team in Chesterfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chesterfield County, Virginia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Consultant to Chesterfield County Schools, reasonably flexible hours/weekly schedule, eight weeks off in the summer, supportive supervisors.

    Cons

    Am a ten month employee so pay is based on that ten months. Difficult to supplement pay during the summer months. Multiple school assignment, heavy workload at start of school.


  6. "Basic and generic local government"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chesterfield County, Virginia full-time

    Pros

    The county is a competent, stable, and professional organization.

    Cons

    Not best place for big ideas

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to float from crisis to crisis. No real direction.


  7. "A lot of work but a great team"

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    Current Employee - Foster Care Worker in Chesterfield, VA
    Current Employee - Foster Care Worker in Chesterfield, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chesterfield County, Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home and a living wage

    Cons

    Position can be emotionally draining

  8. "Great at first, but downhill from there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They do have training programs that help with customer relations. Your fellow co-workers are supportive.

    Cons

    The upper management and supervisors could care less about you. They really only care about how much paper you can push out, and the clientele.

    Advice to Management

    Have just as much compassion for your employees as you want for the clientele. Please higher supervisors that want to help and not one that feel like you're putting them out for helping you.


  9. "its been fair ."

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    Current Employee - Janitor in Chesterfield Court House, VA
    Current Employee - Janitor in Chesterfield Court House, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Chesterfield County, Virginia part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    friends and co-workers that met.

    Cons

    not knowing want will happen next.

    Advice to Management

    care more about worker.


  10. "Use to be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chesterfield County, Virginia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have insurance albeit not very good anymore.

    Cons

    It is incredible hard to get a promotion. You have to be one of the elite to be considered. Too many executives that are extremely snobby.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the little guys rather than creating executive positions !!


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