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Updated Nov 22, 2021

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3.3
35%
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49%
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City of Alexandria Virginia City Manager Mark B. Jinks (no image)
Mark B. Jinks
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, passionate people, convenient location (for me)(in 5 reviews)

  • "My department (Code) is engaging, fun, busy, and has given me many opportunities for growth(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The toxic work environment has lead to high turnover rates in several positions within the department(in 4 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be a challenge depending on the department and role(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      1

      Aug 31, 2021 - Director in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hours for most of the time

      Cons

      Travel in dc area very busy

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to launch your career.

      Nov 22, 2021 - Business Development Representative 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Dynamic energy, culture, and place to begin your career.

      Cons

      The salary is not competitive to the county and federal pay scales.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities

      Nov 11, 2021 - Recreation Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive salary, good benefits, stable.

      Cons

      Limited avenue for advancement, especially for junior level staff.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great work atmosphere

      Oct 22, 2021 - Police Officer in Alexandria, VA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great people to work with and for.

      Cons

      City does not compensate first responders well.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Inconsistent

      Nov 15, 2021 - Director of Planning 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The staff was friendly for the most part, the town was very scenic.

      Cons

      No where to live near town Management is inconsistent in what they ask for and requirements given High turnover rate for the position. I was 5th Director in 5 years.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      City Manager

      Aug 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the community is supportive and kind.

      Cons

      The city managers do not back their law enforcement even when the officer is acting in integrity.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      poor management

      Aug 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a beautiful city to be in, nice location as well

      Cons

      bad management, discrimination, favoritism, no chance to promotion unless you are protected by some superior, nasty people to work with

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      It’s ok

      Jul 18, 2021 - Supervisor in Alexandria, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security, network, health benefits, local

      Cons

      No room to move up, issues with race, it’s all who you know and they get positions made for them.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      0

      Jul 9, 2021 - Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Arlington, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      its a job and good place to work.

      Cons

      pay sucks no room for advancement.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Thoughts

      May 4, 2021 - Recruiter in Alexandria, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The organization has a good mission.

      Cons

      The organization has perspective growth

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